Timothy Rarick

Obituary of Timothy Rarick

Timothy Rarick passed away of heart failure on April 8, 2024, in Yelm, Washington, his home for 30 years.  He was born October 2, 1952, to Howard and Elleen Rarick in Nuremburg, Germany. Over the years, he also lived in Lakewood, Washington; Tacoma, Washington; Eagle River, Alaska; Ada, Oklahoma; Fort Benning, Georgia; and the Virgin Islands.


Tim graduated from Lakewood’s Lakes High School and attended Pierce College-Steilacoom.  He served in the U.S. Army and married Pamela Sue Gann on June 2, 1979, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Professionally, he was Manager of the City of Yelm Water District.  He loved reading, history, collecting war artifacts, hiking, spending time with family, being in nature, and studying Bible history.  He was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Tenino, Washington.


He is survived by his wife, Pamela Rarick; son, Timothy Rarick (his wife, Jania); daughter, Heather Simatic (her husband, Jared); six grandchildren; brother, Mike Rarick; and sisters, Kate Fukiyama and Penny Mueller.  He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Kevin Rarick; and sister, Susan Rarick.


Services will be held Saturday, April 20, 2024, 2:00 p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church, 1315 Sussex Ave. East, Tenino, WA 98589.


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