Vernon J. "Bill" Titmus

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Vernon J. "Bill" Titmus

Vernon "Bill" Titmus, was taken suddenly from us on January 21, 2011 after a short illness. Born August 17, 1932 in Frontenac, Kansas, he resided most of his life in the Seattle, WA area until he retired and split his time between Coulee City, WA, Bullhead City, AZ, and Las Vegas, NV.
Bill never met a person that he couldn't befriend with his outgoing personality, natural charm and ability to get nearly everyone to laugh with him as he teased, kidded, harassed and harangued all that he encountered. All who knew him were touched by his unique way of getting others to open up, find the joy that life had to offer, and spend time (the most precious gift of all) with those that they love. During his career as a teacher/coach he made a profound and lasting impact on the lives of countless young people. Even years after the fact, many of his students and team members looked him up to give thanks and pay tribute to him for his kindness and leadership.
His primary love was his family, and he was blessed with having two: In Washington, with wife of 45 years, Helen (deceased); their daughter, Toni; son, Terry and his wife, Caroline; grandkids, Josh (great-grandson, William), Jason, Braden and his wife, Jennifer (great-grandkids, Kolee and Connor), Nathan and Dakota. In Las Vegas, with wife of 11 years, Dorothy "Dottie"; her son, Mike (deceased); and her daughter, Stephanie; grandkids, Tiffany (great-grandkids, Ethan and Violet), Jake (great-grandson, Spencer), Kaimen, Cooper and Kayla.
The entire family enjoyed his competitiveness in everything from card games with ever changing rules to fishing with two hooks, his giving ways and his unbridled love. Bill truly danced as though no one was watching and sang as if no one was listening every single day. More often than not however, he found himself surrounded by others attracted to and inspired by his example of dancing through the kitchen to be first in line, fishing with unequaled enthusiasm (he was NEVER outfished), or passing around the microphone on his karaoke machine. No matter what he was doing, abundant smiles and laughter were there as well.
Our lives were all greatly enriched by our connection to Bill, our Dad, Husband, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Teacher, Coach, and Friend. His legacy will live on through the generations that his gentle hands helped to form. We will miss him everyday and remember him with love and smiles.
Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m., February 20, 2011, at Olympic View Middle School, Mukilteo WA.
For more information, contact Terry Titmus at [email protected]



Published in The Herald (Everett) on Jan. 30, 2011
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