Rick Turnbough was born October 26, 1954, to Norman & Doris Turnbough. He grew up in Powder River County with his three siblings DaLonda, Norma, and Randy.
In 1972, Rick graduated from Powder River County High School in Broadus and soon after began ranching.
He met the love of his life Carmen Norfolk at a country dance in Belle Creek, Montana and they married on July 8, 1974. To this loving union Tavy was born in 1975 and Nancy in 1981.
He worked for various ranches (Aye, Perry, Ellis, Greslin) and sheared sheep, Farmers Co-op changing tires and delivering propane, Sanburn Construction as a heavy equipment operator doing dirtwork, Commercial fishing for one summer in Alaska with Curt Olson, over the road truck driver, placing pipelines for Lincoln Best, and for the last 14 years at the Powder River County Road department fixing and maintaining roads. Rick was always working hard to provide for his family and instilled his work ethic into them as well. Rick took pride in passing on his experience, knowledge, and work ethic, especially to his grandchildren Kaylee and Kaydin Trent, who were his pride and joy.
Rick and Carmen also maintained ranching life together through all their years of marriage. Raising sheep, cows, and registered quarter horses. Rick was a founding member of Powder River Quarter Horse Breeders Association, serving as president for 10 years. Rick and Carmen sold horses through the PRQHBA sale for 40 years. He was proud of Turnbough Quarter Horse Program and the friendships formed.
He passed away on September 9th, 2022, at Powder River Manor, with his wife by his side, following an 18 month fight against bladder cancer. He stayed strong and was still working up until his last 2 months. He had a positive attitude through the end. It’s found so true that nobody fights alone. Our family is truly humbled and honored by all the calls, texts, well wishes, prayers and visits from so many people.
Rick is survived by his loving wife, Carmen; daughters Tavy (Fiance Harold Watters) Turnbough, Nancy (Casey) Trent and their children Kaylee and Kaydin; father Norman Turnbough; brother Randy (Lori) Turnbough; sister DaLonda Carter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was welcomed to heaven by his mother Doris Burch Turnbough; sister Norma Abbott; and his grandparents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Rick’s name to the Broadus Cancer Fund.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 17th, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. at the VFW in Broadus with food provided.
Celebration of Life
Saturday September 17, 2022
401 Park Avenue
Broadus, Montana 59317
Celebration of Life
Saturday September 17, 2022
401 Park Avenue
Broadus, Montana 59317
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Mike and Tammy Pecha says
So sorry for your loss.You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Linda Hall says
Carmen and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. I will always remember when you and Rick first started dating.
Cindy Carter Burris says
We missed Rick at our class reunion. May memories help you through this time.
Steve & Tracy Vail says
Our thoughts are with you!
Patricia Franklin says
Sending my deepest sympathies to Rick’s family!
Randy and Aletta says
So sorry to hear about Rick. All our Sympathy to Ricks family.
Chris and Diana Elwood says
Dear Turnbough family, So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing, you have our sincerest sympathy. May God bless and keep you all the coming days weeks and months.
PENNY PEARCE says
CARMEN AND FAMILY,
DON & I ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. KNOW THIS IS HARD TIMES FOR ALL, YOU LOVED HIM SO. HE LOVED HIS FAMILY, TOO.
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU. GOD BLESS!
DON AND PENNY PEARCE
Kathy and Jim Bowers says
So sorry to all the family and friends of Rick. May God help you remember the good times to get you through your sorrow.
Bub and Carlene Gaskill says
Condolences to Ricks family, he was a talented and devoted blade man.
Cora Watters Bynum says
So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Prayers for the Turnbough Family.
Mary Bordeaux says
Carmen and the Turnbough family, I am so very sorry for your families loss. My deepest sympathy to everyone.
Dave and Pam says
We are deeply saddened to hear this !! Our love and prayers for comfort to you Carmen, Tavy, Nancy and family!
Gerald & Janet Himelspach says
Our deepest sympathy to you, Carmen and family. So sorry for your families loss.
Ken Jones and Family says
So sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful man and did so many great things. God Bless yous.
Bonnie Powell says
Carmen, Tavvy, Nancy, Norman and families. Our thoughts and prayers of comfort are with you all.
Donald and Mary Rose Kolka says
Our condolences. Rick was a good man and good with that blade
June Minow says
Carmen and all the Turnbough family – we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and our prayers.
Sonny Lockwood & Sandy Stahl says
Carmen & family-This is such a loss, not only for Rick’s friends and family, but for our entire community. We always had fun visiting and laughing with Rick. After buying several of those great Turnbough horses, Sonny said he thought he owned more Turnbough horses than Turnbough’s did! Our thoughts are with you.
Gail Ivestee says
Condolences to the Turnbough Family. Prayers to all . The community has lost another great icon. I always enjoyed visiting with Rick. Always had a smile and a tease . Will be greatly missed by all. Thoughts are with you !!
Ken and Peggy Kolka says
We are so sorry for your loss. We sure enjoyed our visits with Rick along the county road..what a great guy. He will be missed by many
Vicki Sweat says
Carmen and families you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Marshall and Patty Williams says
His quick smile and laugh will be missed. So sorry for your loss.
Don and Ginger says
Carmen Tavy Nancy So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you all. God be with you.
Bobbi Ballou says
So sorry for your loss.
Jane & Les Thompson says
Carmen. Tavy, Nancy and all of Rick’s family…..Many great memories with Rick in the shearing days; Always cheerful and great sense of humor. He will surely be missed.
Vic and Laura Lee Ullrich says
Carmen,Tavy, Nancy and family, Norman and Rany and Dalonda and families, we are so sorry for your loss. Rick was a good man. Our prayers are with you all as you celebrate his life and in the days to come.
Tom and Carla Bowers says
Deepest Sympathy to all of Rick’s Family!
Hugs and Prayers for the days ahead.
Sylvia and Jerry Landa says
We are so sorry to hear about Rick.
Always loved talking to Rick at the horse sales
will truly miss him.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Robert Whitaker says
Remembering going to the Broadus sale for the first time, back in 1998: I just got on the grounds and a man was having trouble getting his colt in the barn, so I helped him out. We got the colts to their pen. After getting to know the people there: The man was Rick!
Wayne Alderman says
Rick was one of my favorite sheep shearers. He was always positive. My condolences to Carmen and all his family.
James Reinholz says
Rick a good, hard working man. Sorry about your loss.
Norm and Julie Samuelson says
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was a very good blade man and hard worker.
Mitch & Theresa Burley says
So sorry for your loss, Rick was such a great person my condolences to the Family
Nina Schaffer says
Carmen, Tavy, Nancy, Norman and family I am so sorry. Rick was a very special man and will be missed by so many. I’m hear if you need me any time night or day. Love and hugs to you all.
Dan and Lisa Lynch says
Deepest Sympathy to all of Rick’s family.
Scott West says
Carmen and family…my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Always enjoyed Ricks company and shearing sheep beside him. Have owned several Turnbough Quarter Horses and they were great…one in particular was the best horse i have ever owned. Always enjoyed “talking horses” with Rick and the Turnbough family. My heart is with and your loss and i inow he is in a beautiful place now.
Ken and Jo Ann Cunningham says
Sending hugs and prayers . So sorry for your loss
Mandy (Gundlach) Good says
Carmen and Norm, I’m so sorry to hear about this. My family is praying for all of you. I always think of your family when I pull out one of those old buckles from the PRQHBA events. Rick (and the rest of you) were always so encouraging and supportive.
Dave and Janie Calvert says
So sorry prayers for all
Darlene Flanigan Songer says
So so sorry to hear this! Thoughts and prayers for you all!
Clifford A Cebula says
So very to hear about your loss! My thoughts and prayers for you and your entire family!
Kurt &Julie Collins says
Our deepest condolences to all of Rick’s family. May the Lord give you strength and comfort in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
JAMES & TRACEY GORDER & FAMILY says
Carmen, Tavy, Nancy & Norman & Family, We are so sorry to hear about Rick’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ted and Cathy Elgin says
Carmen and family, Ted so enjoyed his visits with Rick while we were both in the hospital. Thinking of all of you. Our prayers are with you.
Thinking of you all in this difficult time. Rick was a brave one and fought a good battle. Cherish your memories. Love and hugs!
Tim and Terri Raye McInerney says
My heart breaks for you all. Rick was so brave and such an inspiration as he battled his cancer!! Our prayers go out to you all at this time.
Harry and Diana Goodwin says
So sorry to hear of Ricks passing. He was a very nice person and will be missed. Hugs and prayers for the family find comfort during this time.