Timothy Connell

Birth:  9/29/1947

Death:  6/4/2017

Service Information:

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the South Bay Grange,

3918 NE Sleater Kinney Road, Olympia, WA  98506.  To honor Timothy, please don’t wear black!

Timothy Connell, 69, passed away suddenly on June 4, 2017 in Tumwater, Washington, his home the last 26 years.  He was born September 29, 1947 to Alfred “Pee-Wee” Connell and Betty Jenkins in Olympia, Washington.  Throughout his life, he also lived in Seattle, Edmonds, and Ocean Shores, Washington; Bozeman, Montana; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Tim graduated from Olympia High School in the Class of 1966, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1969, with two tours of duty in Vietnam where he received a National Defense Medal.

After the service, he attended the University of Washington and St. Martin’s College.  While attending college in the ‘70s, he worked for the Olympia Brewing Company as a tour guide.  In the late ‘70s, he began working for Asplundh Tree Experts where he retired after 35 years of employment.

Timothy married Sheena Veda on September 20, 1998 in Olympia.

He had an amazing sense of humor and loved to joke around with his family and friends. If you were talking with Timothy, you were either on your toes waiting for the next punchline or deep in a philosophical conversation.  He never met a stranger.

Tim loved fishing and sharing his catch with family and friends.  In addition to fishing, he enjoyed working in trees.  He was an expert when it came to felling trees between houses and fences.  To the casual observer, it was an amazing feat, to him it was like tying your shoes. He also enjoyed watching University of Washington football games on TV and attending Tumwater High School football games. When he wasn’t climbing trees, fishing or enjoying football, he spent time meditating and praying.  He had been a member of Church Universal Triumphant since 1984.

Tim is survived by his wife, Sheena V. Connell; daughters, Gretchen (Lyle) Hauenstein, and Michelle (Brian) Rogers; stepdaughter, Tanya Mote; grandchildren, Savannah and Taylor Hauenstein; step grandchildren, Willow, Gabriel and Harvest; and brother, Douglas (Susan) Connell.  His parents predeceased him.

Please leave memories of Tim or condolences for his family in the Guestbook below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 responses to “Connell, Timothy”

  1. Joseph Feil says:

    This world has lost a very good person. It will not be the same without Tim. He was a very dear friend whom I will miss. Tim was the kind of person that would always be there for his friends and family. I could write so many good things about Tim.
    We would discuss many different topics. I would call Tim the “fisher of mankind” for the way he showed his love for all, his faith and he loved to fish.
    I am sure when Tim met Saint Peter at the Golden Gates of Heaven, Tim said “Hey Peter, boy do I have a fish story to tell you!”
    My prayers are sent to all of his family. May God and His angles watch over you all.

  2. Ricky L. Johansen, Jr. says:

    Tim was a valued friend to my boyhood buddy, Roy Spencer Seymour and his family; having mentored Spencer in tree climbing and being a dear friend. Tim’s death resulted in a lot of broken hearts and as Spencer’s best friend; I wish to extend my condolences to his family and friends. We value the life we all live and in our hearts they continue to live.

  3. Charli Hogan says:

    Gretchen, your Dad sounded AMAZING‼️and now he has the honor of being your ANGEL on your shoulders…….

  4. Brian Rogers says:

    I met with Tim to talk to him about proposing to Michelle. He was honest and said she tended to be very realistic, even early on he knew my heart. I remember him telling me that he thought we could complement each other. My artist’s heart, and her business mind could be a great team. He told me he had a feeling we each had equal amounts of the right stuff to balance the other person out. I was honored he wax willing to accept me into his family.. that started a wonderful 18 year relationship with a man, I’ll always admire. Favorite words that Timothy used: Gizmo and yay_who.

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