Timothy A. Templin

Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2009

Former Juneau resident Timothy A. Templin died late Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at the VA Hospital in Portland, Ore. He was 64.

He was born Oct. 27, 1944, in Spokane, Wash., to William A. Templin and Phyllis J. Markee Templin.

He spent most of his life in Oregon, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1967 from the Oregon College of Education (now Western Oregon University) in Monmouth, Ore. He served three years in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea and San Rafael, Calif.

He married his college sweetheart, Linda Gwyther, in 1968 and started a family. Tim lived all over Oregon, including Salem, Medford, Lincoln City and Grants Pass.

He was a member of the Salem Barbershop Quartet (SPEBSQSA), the Lincoln City Eagles, the Stayton Kiwanis' and worked for the Britt Festival in Ashland, Ore.

In 2001, he packed his bags and sent off for adventures in Juneau, allowing him to be closer to his daughter and await the arrival of his only grandchild, Reece. During his four years in Juneau, he worked as a security guard at the Federal Building. His favorite activity while living in Juneau was fishing, and he always looked for opportunities to get on the water.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis J. Bell, of Stayton, Ore.; and sister, Toni Yates, of Atlanta, Ga.

He is survived by his daughter, Teresa Newcomb Bleakley, son-in-law, Keith Bleakley, and granddaughter, Reece Elizabeth Bleakley, all of Juneau; son, Timothy Scott Templin, of Olympia, Wash.; father, William A. Templin, of Springfield, Ore.; brother, Jim Templin and wife, Judi, of Stayton; sister, Pam Bertagnolli and husband, Joe, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; half-sister, Lexine Hillier and husband, Jim, of Irvine, Calif.; two nephews and five great-nephews; and four nieces and two great-nieces.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Stayton, Ore.

His family may be contacted at 8923 Sleepy Court, Juneau, AK 99801.

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