Link Lorna Jiggetts Turner Peck, 79, was a retired educator and tireless community service volunteer. She
was born Sept. 15, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland. She died on Nov. 1, 2013.
She graduated high school from St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, and earned her Bachelor’s Degree at
Coppin State University in Baltimore. She received her Master’s in Library Science from the University of
Hawaii. She also did graduate studies at Catholic University of America, California State University Stanislaus,
and San Jose State University.
She arrived in Hawaii in 1971 and as a devout member of the Episcopal Church, attending St. Timothy’s in
Link Lorna began her career as an educator as a classroom teacher in Baltimore City Schools, and later
became a librarian at Enoch Pratt Public Library in Baltimore. In California, she was District Librarian as well
as Director in the Atwater School District. Once in Hawaii, she worked as a public school librarian at
Farrington High School in Kalihi; Kalihi Kai Elementary; and Iroquois Point Elementary.
Her professional involvement was extensive wherever she lived, including in the Business and Professional
Women’s Club, Atwater; California Teachers Association; and California Association of School Librarians. In
Hawaii she was past president of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for the professional and personal
growth of women educators and excellence in education. She was a member of the Hawaii State Teacher’s
Association; the American Library Association; and a member of the Planning Committee for the Governor’s
Conference on Library and Information Science.
Link Lorna was dedicated throughout her life to community service. In the more than 42 years that she called
Hawaii home, she choose to selflessly give back.
She was a dedicated and tireless Charter Member of the Hawaii Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, which
she helped found in 1986. She continuously served in Chapter offices, including President. She was also
instrumental in leading Chapter fund-raisers and service projects, and frequently attended Area and National
conferences where she was widely recognized as an unofficial ambassador for the Aloha State and her home
She became a member of her beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, at Alpha Nu Omega
Chapter in the Bay Area in California. She was a Charter member of Lambda Chi Omega Chapter, helping to
establish the Chapter in 1978. She served as a member of the National Nominating Committee – a
prestigious position few in the Sorority achieve. Nationally within the Sorority she is recognized through the
Lorna J.T. Peck Scholarship -- an endowment fund she proudly established through the Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority Educational Advancement Foundation.
In 2008 along with then-U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie and four other island leaders, she was given honored by
the Hawai'i Friends of Civil Rights.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph (Sr.). She was also devoted to her only son, Joseph (Jr).
|Link Lorna Jiggetts Turner Peck
Nov. 15, 1933 - Nov. 1, 2013