Alexine R. Timm

Alexine R. Timm, 96, of Benton passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013. She was born May 12, 1916, in Sioux City, Iowa, to the late Alexis and Florence Menard.
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 in 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.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Donald Burton Timm; and her eight siblings.
She is survived by her three sons: Matthew Timm and wife Carol King of Nashville, Tenn., Joel Timm and wife Kristine of Van Nuys, Calif., 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, Tenn.;  six grandsons, Nathan, Andrew, and Daniel Spillers, Joshua Timm, Zachary Selby, and Julian Timm; five granddaughters, Sarah Winne, Leah Opitz, Caroline Timm, and Madi Rose and Charlotte Taff; three great-grandsons, Cameron and Adam Spillers and Julien Allison; four great-granddaughters, Anna Rose Timm, Perri and Finley Opitz, and Cecilia Allison.
Graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Crestview Memorial Park, U.S. 70 East, Hot Springs, under the direction of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton. Her six grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 1, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Jackson House, 705 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901.
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