On June 25, 2020, Richard Bee Turner, 80, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Dillon, Montana, surrounded by family. A lifelong teacher and activist, Richard was loved and appreciated by many, especially in the social justice and LGBTQ community.
Richard was born in San Bruno, California, and travelled extensively throughout his life. He lived and worked in Linfen, Shanxi Province, China, and Utqiagvik, Alaska, but he made his home in Dillon, Montana. Aside from his work as a college professor, Richard was active in politics and strove to help marginalized communities. His legacy as a progressive activist will continue to inspire those who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marian, of 50 years; extraordinary daughter, Kate (Chaya & Marcelo); artistic son, Luke; step-children, Jenny, Laura Kat, Julianne, and Chris; as well as his lovely grandchildren, Sebastian and Sylvia.
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