Timothy Parr Garrigus
Long-time Indianapolis resident, 80, died January 31 after a brief illness. He was born August 23, 1932, in East Orange, New Jersey, the younger of two sons of Ross Heath Garrigus and Mildred Parr Garrigus. During his formative years Tim enjoyed a close connection with the newspaper business. His father was long-time editor of a daily publication, the Vincennes Sun-Commercial.
After graduation from Vincennes Lincoln High School in 1950, Tim enrolled in DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at DePauw. Tim's college career was interrupted by service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. A major portion of his military duties occurred in Germany in field artillery operations and intelligence.
Tim and Jody Jones were married April 27, 1957, in Lafayette, Indiana, and began their wedded life in the New York City area where Tim was in the banking business. In the mid-1960s Tim and Jody moved to Indianapolis as Tim continued in banking and in property development and management.
All the while the Garrigus family was increasing in size—three children and spouses and their children. As February 2013 begins, Tim is survived by a host of people to love him and cherish his memory— by Jody, his bride of nearly 56 years; their daughter Ellen and her husband Michael Jones and their children, Jake, Claire, Caitlin, and Caroline; son Andrew Garrigus and his wife Julie and their son Adam; and son Michael Garrigus and his wife Peggie and their children Jack, Connor, and Ryan. Other survivors include Tim's nephews and niece, John, Lisa, and Tom Garrigus. They are the children of Tim's brother, David, who died in 1976.
In their leisure years Tim and Jody became world travelers visiting many sites in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Far East. At home Tim was a long-time member of the Broad Ripple Sertoma Club. He also enjoyed reading, concentrating on history, biographies, and other nonfiction. A fast reader, Tim could finish off a tome in record time. His "musical ear" remained in tune as he enjoyed listening to recordings of favorite artists from the jazz and big band eras of the 1930s.
Tim made associations carefully, wisely, and with a modest degree of caution. However, once an enduring friendship was established, Tim was a loyal without reservation, and the friend became the benefactor of a long-term ally.
The funeral service will be conducted at Leppert Mortu ary, Nora Chapel , 740 East 86th Street Monday, February 4, 2013. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m., with the service to follow at 3 p.m.
You may visit http://www.lepertmortuary.com where you can share a story with the family, sign the guestbook, or in lieu of flowers, make memorial contributions to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208.