In Memory

Annolene Toney Turnbow Rich Thompson (Bradshaw Coyotes) - Class Of 1939

Annolene Toney Turnbow Rich Thompson

June 10, 1921 - May 6, 2016

Our dear mother Annolene Toney Turnbow Rich Thompson went to her heavenly home with Jesus Friday, May 6, 2016, at Stephenville, Texas. "Toney" was born June 10, 1921, to her parents Ira Luther Toney and Florence Melvina Boozer at their home near Winters in Taylor County, Texas. She was a graduate of Bradshaw High School, attended McMurray College in Abilene and became a vocational nurse in 1941. She married Alton Elijah Turnbow, the father of her four daughters, in 1943 in Abilene. A farmer in Lubbock County, Alton went to be with the Lord November 26, 1949. For twelve years the single mother raised her three surviving daughters with the help of the entire Turnbow clan. In 1961 she married Robert Rich and subsequent to his death married Donald Thompson, now deceased, both of Lubbock.

Toney was a servant of the Lord at Wolfforth Methodist Church for 60 years. She served as Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent, Treasurer, and Board of Directors Member. She also served as PTA President at Frenship School and was very active in Lubbock County TEEA. Later in life she was fortunate to travel extensively in the US, Israel, Canada and Europe, often with the Bank Ladies of ABC Bank Wolfforth and sometimes with her children's families and her grandchildren. She provided a wonderful retreat and vacation home for her family at Ruidoso, New Mexico, where many lifetime memories were enjoyed. She was a talented artist and studied with the Windberg and Wyatt Studios in Ruidoso, N.M. She painted a landscape for each of her children's family. Her favorite pastime was fishing the pond and searching for Indian artifacts at the Toney family ranch.

She was preceded in death by parents Ira and Florence Toney; husbands Alton Elijah Turnbow, Robert Rich, and Donald Thompson. Daughter Barbara Ann Turnbow; brother Ira Thomas Toney and sister Lola Francis McKnight; Sons–in-law Earnest Farmer and Gary Thompson.

She is Survived by her daughters Gwendolyn Turnbow Moore and husband James Ronald of Stephenville, Texas; Carolyn Turnbow Farmer of Round Rock, Texas; and Janis Turnbow Thompson of Round Rock, Texas. Grandchildren Jennifiere Jones of Round Rock; Matthew Moore of Stephenville; Suzanne Brashear of Lubbock; Angela Bovino of New York City; Alton Farmer of Round Rock; Jill Brooks of Manor, Texas; Rachel Thompson of Pflugerville, Texas; and David Thompson of Hutto, Texas. Seven great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. "Nana" was a loving and fun grandmother to all her grandchildren, she will be sorely missed but lovingly remembered. Pallbearers are her nephews David Toney, David Davis, Carmon Turnbow, Andy Turnbow, Eddie Don Davis, and Greg Toney. Honorary pallbearer Roy Turnbow.

Condolences may be offered at: Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Lubbock, TX.