Obituaries for July 15, 2011

By Baker City Herald July 15, 2011 05:40 pm

Richard Timm
Richard L. Timm, 68, of Baker City, July 9, 2011, at his home from complications of cancer.
No funeral is planned, but a memorial service will be scheduled later.

Richard was born on Feb. 28, 1943, at Milwaukee, Wis., to Harry and Erna Timm. He attended school from kindergarten through high school graduation in Milwaukee and would have celebrated the 50th anniversary of his graduation this year.

After high school, he spent two years in the U.S. Army, including a tour of duty in Vietnam.

On returning from the military, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

He married Carol Britt, the mother of Kelly and Thomas Britt, on June 1, 1973. The couple added a daughter, Christine Timm, to the family.

They moved to Baker City in July 1975. Richard worked for Ellingson Lumber Co. for a number of years, leaving as a lumber grader at the closing of the mill.

He then attended Treasure Valley Community College at Ontario to qualify as a prison guard and worked in Ontario at the Snake River Correctional Institute. He later worked for Marvin Wood Products until his retirement.

Richard had a great sense of humor with a very positive nature, his family said. After his retirement, his greatest fulfillment in life was attending his grandsons’ sporting events. Whether it be baseball, basketball, or soccer, he was always driving them to practices, sitting in the bleachers or walking the sidelines cheering them on with each and every game.

He could also be found in the backyard playing catch, kicking a ball, or shooting a basket with his grandsons. You could also see him giving them a pep talk before each big game, family members said. His presence will be greatly missed by his entire family, they added.

Survivors include his wife, Carol, their daughter, Christine Timm Golar and her husband, Todd, and their children Bradley, Brenden, Braxton, and Breyton; stepchildren, Kelly Britt and her children, Donald, Thomas and Daniel, and Thomas Britt, and his daughter, Ashley; brothers, Glenn Timm, and wife, Peggi, of Baker City, Thomas Timm and his wife, Christine, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Earl Timm of Watertown, S.D.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and his baby sister.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Little League or Babe Ruth baseball leagues through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Wendy Uselton

Wendy Uselton, 76, died July 11, 2011, at Baker City.

Her funeral was at 10 a.m. today at Harvest Church, 3720 Birch St. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Wendy was born on April 10, 1935, at Banbury, England, to Richard and Mae Rogers. She graduated from Bloxham High School and was a homemaker for her family. She married Joe Uselton on Nov. 17, 1953, at Bodicote House, England.

Wendy enjoyed playing bingo, watching Joe fish, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Joe, of Baker City; daughters, Annette Bradwisch, Loretta Whitley, Roxanna Wasson, Rosemarie Shaver, all of Minot, N.D., Rochelle Surber of Baker City, and Joanna O’Clair of Bismarck, N.D.; sisters, Jean Wells and Cherry Hilton; 23 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mae Rogers; and father, Richard Rogers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Church Youth Ministries through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Geneva Loughary

Geneva Loughary, 87, of Baker City, died July 13, 2011, at her home.

Her graveside service will be Saturday, July 16 at 1 p.m. at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland.

Geneva was born March 28, 1924, at Eugene to Raymond and Carol (Strickler) Saunders. She was raised and educated in Richland.

At the age of 15 she married Raymond Ashby. After the war they moved to Baker City, where they raised their two daughters, Jeanette and Karen.

Geneva worked as a cashier in Safeway for 20 years before she retired to take care of Raymond who was ill. Raymond passed away in 1989. In December of 1991 she married Guy Loughary, who passed away in 1992. Geneva has been with her companion, John Williamson, for 13 years.

Geneva enjoyed dancing, reading, puzzles, fishing, camping and traveling. Geneva and John traveled to South Africa and Alaska.

Geneva was preceded in death by her parents; her brother; and husbands, Raymond Ashby and Guy F. Loughary.

She is survived by her loving companion, John Williamson; her sister, Shirley Endicott; her daughters, Jeanette Miller and her partner, Ed Bauder, and Karen Skeen and her husband, Larry; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Contributions in Geneva’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543 Halfway, OR 97834.