On the morning of December 11, 2018 Richard (Rich) Ray Quinlan died peacefully in his home with his loving wife and daughter by his side. He fought a valiant battle with cancer.
Richard was the third child and son of Donald and Virginia Quinlan. He was born in Forsyth, Montana on February 14, 1964. He grew up and went to school in Forsyth, where he graduated in 1983. He went on to the Motor Cycle Mechanic School in Phoenix, AZ.
He moved back to Montana where he worked several mechanic and various other jobs. He finally took a job driving a sanitation truck for Rick Rost at Waste Solutions. Later, Waste Solutions was bought out by MC Sanitation where Richard continued to work until his passing.
Richard was always willing to help anyone that needed a hand. He also loved to collect cars and other various vehicles. He also seemed to have a knack for finding parts and pieces for anything mechanical. If you needed it, ask Richard and he’d find it sooner or later. Richard also enjoyed reading about gold panning. He liked to dabble at gold panning and metal detecting. He also liked agate hunting, making knife handles, and pumpkin head scarecrows.
Richard met the love of his life, Wanda Monte, in 1996, and they married on May 25, 2004. With this union Richard became a father to Sammie and in 1998 they added to the family with another daughter, Alex.
He is survived by his loving wife, Wanda, his daughters Alex and Sammie (Jeff) Stein, a granddaughter Jazzy Stein, his parents Donald and Virginia, his brothers Ed (Gladys), and Gary (Clenora), along with several nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by both his parental and maternal grandparents, along with several aunts and uncles.
Richard’s family would like to thank all the people who came into Richard’s life. They would especially like to thank all the people who gave their time during his illness. All the great bunch of people he worked with and for at MC Sanitation, and the hospice workers for their care and compassion. And a special thanks to Shannon from Palliative Care.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Forsyth. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.