Tim was born to John and Edna Kelly in Renton Washington, passing away in Wenatchee Washington after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Tim graduated from Evergreen High School-White Center in 1970. He was a commercial truck driver, working for the Boeing Company for 40 years, compiling several million-mile safe driving awards.
Tim was a man of many talents, a master model maker, focusing on WW1 aircraft camouflage, an artist specializing in pencil wildlife scenes, a salt-water tropical fish expert, a landscape designer, displaying those gifts at several residences over the years, and he even dabbled in the manufacture of fiberglass components to an unlimited hydroplane team.
Always an animal lover, he had a favorite cat “Tinkerbell” growing up. That love carried over for the rest of his life, always with a cat by his side; best friend “Bella” recently passed away after a wonderful 17 years of companionship. Before disease stole his life, Tim resided in Port Orchard Washington living in a beach house where he spent many years on Puget Sound enjoying beachcombing and spending warm summer evenings filming and enjoying sunsets. It was here Tim had a large open area aviary which attracted everything from hummingbirds to pileated woodpeckers and everything in between.
Tim is survived by his two brothers, John (Gail), Jim (Meg), daughter Edrie (husband Lee Risdon), grandchildren Ella 14, Boone 10, and three grandson’s Collin, Luke and Ethan, sons of deceased daughter Anne Kelly. He will be greatly missed by his family and all those whom he touched.
Remembrances in his name can be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Audubon Society.