Rollin Thomas Trumbull

Nov. 8, 1936 – Dec. 12, 2012

We lost a great cowboy, father, grandfather, brother and friend when (Rolly) Rollin Thomas Trumbull died on Dec. 12, 2012, at his home in Ralston. He was an “ol time cowboy” who could tame the toughest bronc, shoe the worst horse, pound a nail in the hardest wood and yet still tip his hat to every lady. He had the heart of a kind and gentle soul.

Rollin Thomas Trumbull
Rollin Thomas Trumbull

Rollin was born to Adrian and Marguerite Barbee Trumbull on Nov. 8, 1936, at their family home in Emblem. He attended grades first through fourth at Emblem Elementary School and graduated from Greybull High School where he excelled in wrestling and rodeo. He was married in Greybull in February of 1959 and in that union had three sons – Jeff of Proctor, Colo., Rex of Torrington, and Craig of Lovell.

While living in Lovell, Rollin worked as a ranger at the Porcupine Ranger Station and as a cowboy in the Pryor Mountain (Dry Head) area, after which he moved to Powell/Ralston to work as a carpenter and a cowboy. Later he made his living with his passion of breaking and shoeing horses. He will be forever remembered by many young cowboys and cowgirls — he was proud to be part of their lives.

He was honored when Rex married Kathy Lookingbill of Lander who blessed him with three grandchildren, Britt, Dane and Breanne Trumbull and just recently a great granddaughter Jayda. Each grandchild has a part of Rolly in them.

He leaves behind his three sons and their families, plus his sister Kathleen (Walter) Howe of Basin, and his brothers Sidney (Claudia) Trumbull of Basin and William J. ( Nancy) Trumbull of Sheridan.

He will now be joining both parents and his infant sister Mary Adrianna who all preceded him in death.

Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Thompson Funeral Home in Powell with a reception immediately following at the Mountain View (Heart Mountain) Community Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.


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