Timothy Fredrick Kenyon, 62, beloved husband, devoted father.
Tim passed away quietly at home on April 4, 2011 in the arms of his loving wife, Karen and son, Parker, surrounded by family.
He was born in Great Falls, Mont., on Oct. 20, 1948, to Virginia (Geiger) and Vincent “Pat” Kenyon. Tim joined the U.S. Marine Corps in March of 1968. Tim served in H Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He served in the Republic of Viet Nam beginning March 4. Tim was honorably discharged Oct. 8, 1969. Tim was awarded several medals; he served proudly but was reluctant to talk about it. He was proud to follow in his parents’ footsteps; both served their country in WWII. Rest well Marine, we will all join you by and by.
When he came home, he worked a variety of jobs from logging in Packwood to underwater welding off the coast of Louisiana. He went to work for King County, retiring in 1985. After he and Karen married, they relocated to a piece of property near Tonasket where they spent several years building their log home and ranch. Tim was always interested in how things worked and was happy researching a solution to nearly any problem. Tim was a driving force in establishing a fire district in the Aeneas Valley, serving first as a commissioner/firefighter then as their Fire Chief. He was respected and loved in the community and will be missed.
He is survived by his family at home, and all those who have become family throughout his life.
A graveside send off will be held at Tahoma National cemetery in May. A local celebration of his life will be held in the valley on May 28.