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Obituary for Verl & Myrnie Timmerman

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Verl & Myrnie Timmerman

Died: July 8, 2011

On June 2, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. a service memorializing Verl E. & Myrnie M. Timmerman will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah. It was their wish to be remembered together, in death, as they were in life. Verl departed this world for greener pastures on August 19, 2009. Myrnie left this world, in anticipation of once again being by Verl’s side, on July 8, 2011. Together, prior to their death, they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in Phoenix, Arizona. They are survived by four children; Edward (Audrey) Timmerman of Phoenix, AZ; Tim (LuAnn) Timmerman of South Jordan, UT; Judith (Lloyd) Howerton of Chandler, AZ and Jane (Ray) McKenna of Estacada, OR; eleven grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. They were preceded in death by their parents, siblings and one grandson, Nicholas McKenna. Verl Edward Timmerman was born on June 20. 1920 in Ord, Nebraska to Edward and Sophia Timmerman. He graduated from Ord High School in Ord, Nebraska. He then attended college in Southern California, prior to World War II, completing courses in Aircraft Hydraulic Engineering. In January 1942, he joined the 2nd Division Marine Corps and served honorably and proudly, surviving the Battles of Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian in the Southern Pacific Theater. On Okinawa, he and his fellow Marines were poised for the invasion of Japan. He expressed, many times, how grateful he was that it never occurred. He did not like to discuss the horrific events he experienced and his family respected this. In 1945, he married Myrnie M. Auble and completed his military career at the Marine Corps Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas. He then worked with his father ranching and farming in Nebraska. After a few years he moved his family to Ogden, UT for a career with the Thiokol Corporation and later with the U. S. Air Force as a missile specialist for the Minute Man Program. He was a past Master of Ogden’s George Washington Masonic Lodge and later a Shriner. After retiring to Phoenix, AZ, and his favorite golf course he traveled extensively with his family and friends. Myrnie Maxine (Auble) Timmerman was born on June 18, 1923, in Ord, Nebraska to Lewis James and Mildred Kemp Auble. She graduated from Ord High School in Ord, Nebraska. She then worked for the Corp of Engineers in Omaha, Nebraska. As a young girl, she excelled in music and participated with several bands. She was an early business owner (age 14) and, with her sister Ruth, opened a successful potato chip production facility that was interrupted by WWII. Myrnie read extensively, completed cross-word puzzles in pen and stayed up on all the current events. She was a keen-witted woman until the last few hours of her life. Upon Verl’s return from the war, she began a 65 year adventure of family, travel, trials and much joy. Myrnie always disliked the farming, so it was with much relief, that she happily moved the family to Ogden, UT. In Ogden, Myrnie worked for the Defense Depot in Ogden, UT until she retired. After retiring to Phoenix, AZ, Myrnie avoided the golf courses and spent her time doing crafts, hobbies and traveling extensively with her family and friends.Verl and Myrnie left behind a legacy of commitment, honor and respect. They loved and supported their family always. We greatly appreciate and love them for the gift they left us and hope that we can honor them by following in their footsteps. Verl & Myrnie’s desire to be interred at the same time in Ogden was indicative of the love and respect they felt for each other. They were truly members of “the Greatest Generation Ever”. We, the surviving members of their family, were lucky and fortunate to have them as parents and mentors in our lives. Please send us your condolences and a memory at


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Date: Saturday, June 2, 2012

Time: 12:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Died: July 8, 2011

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Shawn and Yumi Finney posted on 6/3/12

Jane-Our hearts go out to you and your family.I liked your parents they were good people.I pray that God will bless all of you and bring you comfort.I sure have missed you Jane.I think of you often.We have a framed picture of Nicholas on top of our refrigerator.Please call anytime you like 801-621-1954.Love,Shawn & Yumi FinneyP.S. I have a little girl her name is Samara.


Alexis Perry posted on 5/31/12

I love you Grandma and Grandpa. I miss you guys alot. But im glad you guys are back together where you belong. I am glad i had you guys aas my grandparents, even though it was brief i enjoyed the little time i had with you grandma before you passed. Im sorry i wasnt able to be there more for family things and visit. We all love and miss you til we meet again. Love Lexi