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Timothy A. Templin
October 27, 1944 – August 9,  2009


Timothy Templin of Stayton died late Sunday, August 9, 2009 at the VA Hospital in Portland.

Tim was born in Spokane, Washington on October 27, 1944 to William A. Templin and Phyllis J. Markee Templin. His family moved to Butte, Montana when he was two years old. He went to grade school at Sacred Heart and The Immaculate Conception and attended Boys Central High School.  Tim graduated high school at St. Francis High School in Eugene, Oregon in 1963.

Tim received his Bachelors Degree from The Oregon College of Education (now Western Oregon University) in Monmouth, Oregon in 1967.  During College he worked at Meier and Frank in Salem in the Women’s Shoe Department. After graduation Tim served three years in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea and San Rafael, California.  During this time he married his college sweetheart, Linda Gwyther, and they had their daughter, Teresa.

Following military service Tim returned to Oregon.  He worked for Beneficial Finance, the Oregon Department of Revenue and as a Parole Officer for the Department of Corrections. Tim lived in Salem, Medford, Lincoln City and Grants Pass.  He was a member of Salem Barbershop (SPEBSQSA), the Lincoln City Eagles and worked for the Britt Festival in Ashland.

After retiring Tim moved to Alaska and worked as a Security Guard at the Alaska State Capital in Juneau, and fished which was his favorite pastime. In 2005 Tim returned to Stayton, Oregon and immediately became involved in the community through the Stayton Kiwanis.  He served as Kiwanis President in 2007-2008.

Tim was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis J. Bell of Stayton and his sister, Toni Yates of Atlanta, GA.  He is survived by his father, William A. Templin of Eugene, OR, his sister, Pamela Bertagnolli (Joe) of Cheyenne, WY, brother Jim Templin (Judi) of Stayton, OR, sister Lexine Hillier (Jim) of Irvine, CA, daughter Teresa Bleakley (Keith) of Juneau, AK, son Timothy Scott Templin of Olympia, WA, grand daughter Reece Bleakley of Juneau, AK.

A memorial service will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church in Stayton, OR on Friday, August 21 at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Stayton Kiwanis Every Child a Swimmer Program, C/O P O Box 297, Stayton, OR 97383.

Serving the family North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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