Obituary for Oct. 29, 2012

Written by Baker City Herald October 29, 2012 09:26 am

Glenn Timm

Baker City, 1935-2012

Longtime Baker City resident Glenn Harry Timm, 77, died Oct. 22, 2012, at his home after a valiant battle against cancer.

His funeral will be Saturday, Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1995 Fourth St. in Baker City. Interment with military honors will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family at a reception to follow at the church. Later Saturday, there will be a celebration of Glenn’s life at 6 p.m. at the Quail Ridge Golf Course, 2801 Indiana Ave.

Glenn was born on March 21, 1935, at Milwaukee, Wis. He attended Washington High School where he was a top student and star athlete in multiple sports. Back then Glenn went by the nicknames “Slim” and “Curly.” He graduated in 1953. 

Following graduation Glenn joined the United States Army, becoming a radio and radar specialist stationed at Hanford Army base in Washington. It was here that he met the love of his life, Peggi Jean Husselton. They were married in Richland, Wash., in 1960. They celebrated their 52nd anniversary on Aug. 13 of this year.

 After an honorable discharge from the army, Glenn used the GI Bill to obtain his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University. He and Peggi moved to Baker in 1962 where Glenn began his career as an educator, starting as a junior high school science and math teacher. He went on to obtain his master’s in education from the University of Oregon.

Glenn taught at the junior high for several years and then became the head teacher and principal of Haines School. During his time with the school district, Glenn also served as principal of Churchill and Brooklyn Schools as well as in the roles of assistant superintendant and director of curriculum. Glenn served the district for 32 years, retiring in 1994.

In 1987 Glenn and Peggi helped co-found the Oregon Trail Electrical Consumers Cooperative, with Glenn serving as the organization’s first secretary, carefully drafting and recording all of the company’s original minutes and founding documents. Glenn served on the board of directors, as well. Glenn was also on the founding board of the Baker Rural Fire District and was active in its deployment and development.

 Glenn and Peggi raised three children in Baker City, and he enjoyed participating in a wide range of volunteer and civic activities over his 50 years in the community, including coaching youth bowling, the YMCA, the Jaycees, the Me ’n You Dance Club, the Elks, and the Baker County Heritage Museum. They were also avid Baker Bulldog fans, supporting the many activities of their children and their friends. Glenn was a lifelong Green Bay Packer fan and wore the cheesehead proudly.

In his retirement, Glenn enjoyed travelling to Germany, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Italy, Mexico, the Caribbean and within the United States. He also enjoyed spending time with his many grandchildren.

His family hopes that Mr. Timm’s former students will remember him as the dedicated teacher and conscientious educator that he was. He loved working with kids and tried to create an atmosphere where children were supported, loved and could grow academically.

 His father and mother, Harry and Erna; his sister, Carol; and his brother, Richard, predeceased Glenn. 

He is survived by his wife Peggi; his brothers, Thomas and Earl; his son Brett and his wife, Evonne; his daughter, Carol and her husband, Geoff; and his son, Gary and his wife, Mercy. Glenn is also survived by seven granddaughters: Amanda, Calli, Jacque, Jesi, Bekah, Emma and Elizabeth, and by four grandsons: Alec, Isaiah, Sacha and Will.

 For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Glenn, his family suggests New Hope For Eastern Oregon Animals or the Baker County Heritage Museum, through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543 Halfway, OR 97834.