|Timothy Jason Graham|
|Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff|
ShareTimothy Jason Graham was born April 22, 1953 in the old Kirkland Hospital to Jackie William Graham and Julia (Judy) Anne (Brummett) Graham. He was the second of four children: Michael, Timothy, Daniel, and Lorie, and lived a very fulfilling and wonderful life. At age seven he started working with his dad at their Texaco station, pumping gas and learning mechanics. He was always an entrepreneur and started backing boats into the water in Kirkland at age 10 for 25 cents. He also played in the Bellevue Philharmonic Children’s Orchestra, raced 10 speeds, rode his horse, fixed cars on the side, swam on a team and loved spending summers with his grandma and grandpa Shipley in Idaho. The sense of pride and confidence in himself and for his family was always evident.
He met the love of his life, Anna Elizabeth (Hogenhout) Graham, and they were married February 23, 1973. Together they raised five beautiful children: Julia, Christopher, Charity, Matthew, and Lucas. He spent every waking minute with his wife and children. They were his joy in life. He enjoyed simply being together, working in the shop, camping at Fish Lake, shooting targets, hunting, going over homework. Even his hobbies included his children. Timothy was always self-employed and a true entrepreneur. He hauled horses nationally, sold hay, was in construction, a mechanic and helped his children get a head start in life. He and Anna instilled the value of hard work, integrity, and confidence in their children.The time he spent with his family is the gift he leaves behind. He was a great listener and gentle giver of advice. He loved and admired his sons-in-law Jason and Darren, and his daughters-in-law, Angie and Dani. He touched so many lives and impacted many along the way.
Timothy Jason Graham is survived by his wife of 40 years, Anna, his five children, 11 grand children, his sister and brother, mother, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and special friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Jackie William Graham and brother Daniel Matthew Graham.
Services have been held. Contributions in memory of Tim may be made to Hospice of Ellensburg in care of Brookside Funeral Home, 101 E. 2nd Ave., Ellensburg, WA 98926.