Jill Amos, New Zealand politician and community leader, Died at 89

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Jill Edwina Amos (née Turner) was born on August 26, 1927, and died on April 19, 2017.

She was a New Zealand politician and community leader.

Jill Amos was born in the Auckland suburb of Devonport on 26 August 1927, Amos was the daughter of Charles Edwin Ross Turner and Lucy Caroline Turner (née Mansfield).

Amos married Phil Amos in 1949, and the couple, both schoolteachers, taught in various isolated New Zealand communities.

Together they had two sons, and an adopted daughter.

From 1963 to 1975, Phil Amos was a Member of Parliament, and served as a cabinet minister in the third Labour government (1972–1975).

During 1977, Herself and Phil Amos went to Tanzania to teach, but Jill Amos returned to New Zealand the following year and the couple divorced.

Jill Amos passed away at 89 years old.

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