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Richard D. Toombs


Richard D. Toombs, 61, of Kimball, died at University Medical Center in Denver on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Carla Gunn officiating. Burial was held in the Kimball Cemetery. Friends ere invited to call at the funeral home last Friday from 1-6 p.m. Friends may visit http://www.cantrellfh.com to view the obituary and leave condolences for the family. Memorials have been established to the Kimball Cemetery Improvement Fund or the donor’s choice. The services for Rich were entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Richard “Rich” Dean Toombs was born in Kimball on Sept. 26, 1953, the son of Kenneth and Burnetta (Swanson) Toombs. He was raised in Kimball and attended the Kimball Schools, graduating in 1971. He received his associate’s degree in diesel mechanics from Western Nebraska Community College at Sidney. He farmed and ranched in the Kimball his entire life. Rich also had a custom hay hauling business. Rich was a member of the Kimball Eagles Aerie #3889 and also the Kimball Rodeo Committee. Rich will be missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include: his aunt, Maxine James of Kimball; sister-in-law, Wanda Toombs of Wheatland, Wyo .; nieces, Kelly  (CW) Anderson,  Lindsey (Rowdy) Anderson of Riverton Wyo., Tessa Brunig of DesMoines, Iowa, and Laurie Brunig of Arvada, Colo .; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Toombs, and sister and brother-in-law, JoAnn and Art Brunig.


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