Thomas Warren Turk died Oct. 3, 2017 at the age of 80. He was born July 12, 1937 in Spokane, Washington.
He obtained a degree in geological engineering from the University of Washington, and after serving in the U.S. Army (1960-61), he obtained his MBA from Stanford.
A Raymond resident since 2008, Mr. Turk worked with an engineering company for nearly 40 years, working on copper and gold-mining projects in many different countries. After his retirement in 2004, he started and operated his own consulting business for four years. He also participated in a memoir writing class in Oakhurst.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Turk is survived by two ex-wives, Sally of Healdsburg and Judith of Michigan; children C. Roger Turk and wife Stephanie of Healdsburg, and Monica Turk Burden and husband Richard of Brookline, Massachusetts; his sister Priscilla Hopkins; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at his home, 11 a.m., Nov. 25.
Remembrances can be made in his name to charity of choice.