Timothy Phillip Green
Timothy Phillip Green, 49, of Seligman, passed away on Feb. 19, 2006 at the Flagstaff Medical Center following a very brief illness.
Tim was born in Middletown, Ohio on May 9, 1956 to Robert J. Green and Shirley M. Green. He earned a mechanical drafting diploma from Fox Valley Technical College in 1976, and then became one of the first CAD (computer-assisted drafting) trained draftsmen in the country. Tim enjoyed 25-plus years as an engineer in the paper industry, which allowed him to travel extensively throughout North, South and Central America. In 2003, Tim opted to explore opportunities in log home construction, learning from and working with his friends Gary Cox and Galen Christiansenin from Seligman.
One of the greatest loves in Tim's life was music. He collected and enjoyed a wide and sophisticated range of compositions, from classical to hard rock. He learned to play the violin while in grade school, and as a teen he developed his talent for playing the guitar. More recently he anticipated learning the piano.
Tim also enjoyed building things with hand tools, long-distance bicycling, photography, computers, drawing, and camping. He will be fondly remembered by friends and family for his sharp wit and sense of humor, an ability to converse on a wide range of topics, and his devotion and loyalty to the people he loved.
Tim leaves behind many people that will feel his loss forever. He lived most of his life in Appleton, Milwaukee, and White Lake Wis. When Tim moved to Seligman he finally found his home. The combination of his desert home and having many of his very best friends living within a few miles gave him the happiest time of his life. These same people have aided Tim's family so much during these sad and difficult times with their friendship and emotional support even while dealing with their own grief and sense of loss. Tim was lucky to have had such friends, and now we are blessed with them as well.
He is preceded in death by his father Robert, his wonderful mother Shirley, and his stepfather George J. Vandenberg, whose wisdom and gentle good humor helped to mold Tim from the time that he entered his life.
He is survived by his cherished sister Cynthia L. Green, 42, of Anchorage, Alaska; his brother Robert J. Green, 52, of Neenah Wis.; two nieces, Emily Vande Loo and Amanda Green; and one nephew, Robert Steinfeldt.
No memorial fund is planned. Those with the desire to memorialize Tim's passing are encouraged to make a contribution of time or money to a worthy charity.
Arrangements were under the direction of Norvel Owens Mortuary.
Funeral services were held on Monday, March 27 at 11 a.m. at Saint Ann's Catholic Church in Ash Fork for Alma Pouquette, 94, who died March 21, 2006 in Sun City West.
Ms. Pouquette was born on Sept. 12, 1911 in Ash Fork to Simon and Charlotte Pouquette. Her father and mother left France in the early 1900s to homestead in the Williams area and Wickenburg where they ran a sheep and cattle business.
Ms. Pouquette, a life-long resident of Arizona, began her schooling in Ash Fork and graduated from Wickenburg High School in 1930. In 1939 she opened the White House Hotel in Ash Fork which she owned and operated for almost 50 years. In Ash Fork's heyday, the hotel provided around the clock accommodations for railroad workers, mail carriers and servicemen during World War II.
Ms. Pouquette was proud to call Ash Fork her home and always spoke fondly of cherished memories, family and friends.
Survivors include her sister Aimee Simpson of Wickenburg and many nieces and nephews.