A Life in Pictures

Alexine R. Timm, age 96, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013. She was born on May 12, 1916 in Sioux City, Iowa to the late Alexis and Florence Menard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Donald Burton Timm, and her eight siblings.
Mrs. Timm was a lifelong advocate for those in need. She served as the executive director of the Garland County Mental Health Association, and helped found Jackson House of Hot Springs, serving as the first chairman of the board. She was recognized as Mental Health Volunteer of the Year – 1980, and was honored to meet with First Lady Rosalyn Carter in Washington, D.C. as a result. She loved: her family, books, growing things, lively discussions about the Bible, watching birds, encouraging second helpings at meals, winning at word games, laughter, every tree she saw, and knowing God who was the foundation of her life.

Survivors include her three sons: Matthew Timm and wife Carol King of Nashville, TN, Joel Timm and wife Kristine of Van Nuys, CA, and Jonathan Timm and wife Cyndi of Little Rock; three daughters: Carolyn Spillers and husband David, Elizabeth Selby and husband John, all of Benton, and Victoria Taff and husband Russ of Nashville, TN; 6 grandsons: Nathan, Andrew, and Daniel Spillers, Joshua Timm, Zachary Selby, and Julian Timm; 5 granddaughters: Sarah Winne, Leah Opitz, Caroline Timm, and Madi and Charlotte Taff; 3 great grandsons: Cameron and Adam Spillers and Julien Allison; 4 great granddaughters: Anna Rose Timm, Perri and Finley Opitz, and Cecilia Allison.

11 Responses

  1. KellyBurton

    Aw, friend. I never met her, but I cry with you. What a beautiful legacy.

  2. DonnaMariePatterson

    That was so beautiful, Tori! And her legacy lives on ……

  3. babygirl

    What a special, loving tribute to a wonderful mother.

  4. ginnh

    Tory that was a beautiful tribute to your mom.

  5. blondie

    Tori, my heart weeps with yours. We loved your Momma, too. So much. What a wonderful legacy she leaves in the form of her precious family.

    These pictures were wonderful, I kept having to resist the urge to pause each one to study it in detail.

    Love and prayers sent your way.

  6. jonny

    Just, wonderful ! Thanks = )

  7. LindaB

    What an amazing woman! Your mother’s life illustrates Proverbs 31 perfectly! “She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.” (vs.25,26) She not only fiecely cared for her family, she reached out to the poor and needy!
    Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.”

    “Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.”(28,29)

    “Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.” (25) And the time for rejoicing has come for her, Tori! We’re praying for comfort in this time of grieving for you and her family.

    (“She loved……winning at word games….?” That explains where your sister Liz gets it!):)

  8. LindaB

    “Fiercely”, not “fiecely”.

  9. JanetB

    Love it. Could look at more, if you’ve got ‘em.

    What started here will continue on there…someday…

    When we all get to Heaven…what a day of rejoicing that will be!

  10. Barbara M. Lloyd

    A lovely lady with a wonderful spirit that will live on through many generations to come.

    Holding all of you close to my heart in prayer during these difficult days. And then, one day there will be a reunion…..

  11. Cynthia

    Those images floating across the screen made me wish I could just crawl into them; and join in on all the love and joy that is so evident on every face, such a beautiful tribute.

    I can only imagine the rejoicing that took place when she saw her Lord for the first time; and just how excited he was to see her, not to mention your precious Daddy.

    I didn’t know her; save for what you’ve shared of her over the years, but you don’t have to, her life was written on her face, you can see that she carried the fruits of the Spirit in her heart and soul; and it radiated out to all of you that she loved so much.

    You remain in my prayers always.

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