Richard ‘Dick’ Turnbull


Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2006


  Richard 'Dick' Turnbull

Richard 'Dick' Turnbull

Nikiski resident Richard “Dick” Turnbull died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at his home on Daniels Lake. He was 58.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 17, at the American Legion Post No. 20 in Kenai. John Heft will speak at the service.

Mr. Turnbull was born Jan. 9, 1948 in Chisholm, Minn. He moved to Alaska and worked for the Alaska Plumbing and Pipefitting Union. He retired at age 52 He enjoyed being with his grandchildren, fabrication, puzzles, golf and taking his pontoon boat on Daniels Lake.

“Everyone who knew Dick came to love him. He always found the good in every situation. He enjoyed gathering around the campfire with people he loved. He also never turned down an opportunity to give a tour of Daniels Lake on his pontoon boat. All of the children who knew him referred to him as ‘Grampa Dick.’ We will miss him a great deal,” his family said.

Mr. Turnbull was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Effie Turnbull; and his brother, Jack Turnbull.

He is survived by his companion of 18 years, Bonnie Stedman of Nikiski; his companion’s children and grandchildren, Elizabeth Sanders, Kristina, Shawna, Rick Harrington, Mary, Natasha, Tisha, Shawn Shook, Michelle, Lizzie and Alex; former wife, Patricia Booth of Cape Coral, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Tammy Turnbull of Soldotna; former daughter-in-law, Terri Turnbull of Soldotna; grandchildren, Shane and his partner, Sarah Beck, Jasmin and her partner, Cameron McGahan, Shawn, Tashina, Kyler, Destiny, Craig Jr., and Conner; brother, John Turnbull of Nikiski; twin brother and sister-in-law, Lynn and Kathy Turnbull of Iron, Minn.; sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Ken Claussen of Superior, Wis.; sister-in-law, Pat Turnbull; nieces and nephews, Jenna, Polly, Stacy, Terri, Lisa, Kenny Jr., Marty, Mike and Kris; and numerous grandnieces and -nephews.

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Turnbull’s name to the American Legion Post No. 20, P.O. Box 1044, Kenai, AK 99611.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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