Augusta, GA – Entered into rest on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, Mrs. Alice L. Timm, 91.
Alice was born Alice Louise Lynn on March 28, 1931, in Atlanta, GA at Grady Hospital to Aaron and Sarah Lynn. On May 13, 1938, her brother, Robert A. Lynn joined the family. On July 28, 1951, she was introduced to Pvt. Marvin Timm on a blind date. They were married on September 22, 1951, in Grace Lutheran Church in Atlanta. In November of 1951, after completing the course of study, Alice was confirmed and joined the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. In February 1952 she went to live with Marvin’s parents in Nebraska while Marvin was sent to Korea. This was quite a change in culture and many new customs had to be learned.
This union was blessed with five children and two grandchildren. Marvin, Jr. was born in Norfolk, Nebraska, Brenda Timm Dornseif (husband Bruce) was born at Camp Irwin, California, Gail Timm Burkhalter (husband Gregg) was born at Fort Richardson, Alaska, Cheryl Timm was born at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Donna Timm Carpenter (husband Phil) was born in Norfolk, Nebraska. Grandson Bryan Dornseif was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and granddaughter Hannah Carpenter was born in Lexington, Kentucky.
Following Marvin’s tour in Korea, in early 1953 the family moved to Camp Irwin, California, then to various stations around the country. In July 1962 Alice drove with the five children from Nebraska to New Jersey (a short time after receiving her first driver’s license) to begin their trip to join Marvin in Germany where his unit was sent. Following this tour of duty the family moved to the Fort Lewis, Washington area. They remained in this area while Marvin spent a year of duty in Vietnam from June 1966 to June 1967. Through the years the family moved to various duty stations across the country. On Marvin’s second trip to Vietnam the family stayed in the Fayetteville, North Carolina area. Upon his return the family moved to Fort Riley, Kansas. From there it was the second tour in Alaska followed by a six-month school in Fort Rucker, Alabama. The final Military moved was to the Fort Stewart, Savannah, Georgia area where Marvin retired from Military Service. Alice exceled in her calling as a Military Wife, holding the family together, packing and unpacking during their many moves. During the years of travel both military and personal, she had visited 49 of the 50 states.
Through the years and at several different military posts, she was actively employed in the Post Exchange jewelry area. While at Fort Stewart she was sent to several schools and held the position of Senior Diamond Sales Officer. She received several certificates of Achievement. The family moved to the Augusta area in July 1981 when Marvin’s work requirements with Aid Association for Lutherans called for a change. At this time the local family unit was smaller as all except Donna had left with employment in other areas. They joined Our Redeemer Lutheran Church where she has been active in the Quilters Group until Covid hit. During these many varied areas, she was active in the churches wherever she was.
Alice’s favorite Bible verses were Psalm 27 and John 14. Her favorite hymns were; Heven is My Home and I Know That My Redeemer Lives.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor Roger Schwartz officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 402 Aumond Road, Augusta, GA 30909.
The family will receive friends on Monday, November 14, 2022 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at