AUBURN – Elmer “Tige” E. Timberlake, 80, a longtime resident of North Turner passed away Monday, July 19, at Clover Health Care Center after a long illness.

He was born in Mexico, April 15, 1924 the son of Henry and Lou Abbott Timberlake. He attended Tuner schools and graduated from Leavitt Institute in 1942.

On Sept. 10, 1970, he married Vera Burgess of Dixfield at the North Turner Union Church; they were married 34 years.

He served during World War II in the Army-Air Force with the 9th Air Force Command in England from 1943-45. He was a dairy farmer for many years on the old home place until health problems forced his retirement. He then, with his wife became snowbirds, spending winters in Zephyrhills, Fla., and summers in Maine. He enjoyed using his hands making many gifts for family out of wood and beads.

He loved camping, spending time around a camp fire, visiting many scenic places and making lots of new friends. In later years, he enjoyed doing jig saw puzzles and word search puzzles.

When he married, he became an instant “pop” to four grown girls and he was as proud of them as they were of him. He was a good surrogate dad.

He was a 40-year member of Turner Grange 23 where he had served as master and in several other offices. He recently joined Excelsior Grange in Poland. He was a past master of Androscoggin Pomona 1. He also received his 50-year medal from Nezinscot Lodge 101 AF & AM.

Survivors include his wife, of Auburn; four stepdaughters, Arlene and husband, Charles Harris, of Poland, Barbara and husband, Malcolm Harris, of Minot, Betty Robinson, of North Carolina, and Sylvia Mahoney, of Utah; two sisters and their husbands, Mary and Robert Harding, of Auburn, Edith and Richard Zimmerman, of Arizona; 15 stepgrandchildren, Mark Harris, of Auburn, Stephen and Lorraine Harris, of Poland, Paul and Chanin Harris, of New Hampshire, Rose and Gregory Frost, Kathleen and Ronald Leighton, all of Poland, David Harris, of Danville, Linda Harris, of Lewiston, Yvonne Robinson and Lisa Morris, both of North Carolina, Glen and Jacqueline Robinson, of Germany, Cynthia and Lawrence Furse, of Utah, Jeanette and Michael Gatch, of Texas, Margarite and Branson Corlett, of Colorado, John Mahoney, of Missouri, and Arthur Mahoney, of Utah; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, David and Lee Timberlake.

He will be sadly missed by all.

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