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 Rose 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.
Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Monday, April 1, 2013 at the funeral home.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 2. 2013 at Crestview Memorial Park, Hwy 70 East, Hot Springs, AR under the direction of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (501-315-4047). Her six grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Jackson House, 705 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901.