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Huber Keith Grimm M.D.

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Huber Keith GRIMM, MD September 6, 1920 ~ February 18, 2011 Huber Grimm was born the second son to UW All-American Huber "Polly" Grimm and Emma Grimm, in Centralia and attended Centralia High School. After graduating in 1938, Huber entered the University of Washington and played freshman football. He enrolled in the San Francisco College of Embalming and in 1939 received his license as an embalmer and funeral director, working as a circuit embalmer for numerous funeral homes in the Greater Seattle area during the war. Huber entered Seattle University in 1942 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1945. Huber attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine, where here received his medical degree in 1949, and received his certification in General Practice and General Surgery at Seattle's Providence Hospital in 1951. As an intern at Providence, Dr. Grimm began his 30-year tenure as team physician for Seattle University, providing medical services to hundreds of athletes and their families during the Golden Years of Seattle University basketball, as well as serving as team physician at Seattle Preparatory School. Dr. Grimm was inducted to the Seattle University Athletic Hall of Fame three times, once as an individual and twice as a team member of the 1957-58 and 1962-63 basketball squads. As a physician, Dr. Grimm served as a captain in the United States Army Medical Corps from 1952-54 and was a surgeon and Medical Commander at Camp Irwin in Barstow, CA. Upon his return, Dr. Grimm opened his medical practice in Seattle, serving the community for 42 years until 1996. During that time, Dr. Grimm delivered thousands of babies and provided medical assistance to underprivileged families. He served on numerous professional boards and was Past President of Washington State Academy of Family Physicians, King County Blue Shield, King County Medical Services Corporation, and Washington State Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Grimm married his wife Georgia MacAdam in 1944. They settled in Capitol Hill, raising ten children. After Georgia's untimely death, Dr. Grimm married Mary Lancaster in 1998. His children are grateful for the devoted and loving care she provided during his long illness. Dr. Grimm was an avid boater his entire life, owning numerous boats and was especially fond of his 1954 Chris Craft, GEE GEE owned for 31 years. Dr. Grimm joined Queen City Yacht Club in 1960 and was an active member, serving as Fleet Surgeon, board member, Chairman of the Board, and chairman of numerous committees. He loved cruising the waters of Puget Sound and Canada and loved working on his boat. Dr. Grimm was also a charter member of the Seattle Seafair Clowns and was a Past President of the associated Seattle University Graduates Club. Dr. Grimm is preceded in death by his wife, Georgia, and his brother Howard. He is survived by his wife, Mary, her two children, Mary Lou and James, and his ten children and their spouses, Suzanne Montegut (Monte), Thomas (Gari), Fr. Robert, Lawrence (Barbara), Gerald (Betsy), Peter (Dawn), Christopher (Wendy), Paul, Scott (Karin), and Patrick (Nancy). He is also survived by two dozen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Bonney Watson Funeral Home Capitol Hill is handling arrangements. Funeral services will be held at St. Josephs on Thursday, February 24 at 11:00 AM. Remembrance may be made to: Huber K. Memorial Fund, Seattle University Athletic Department, Ed & John O'Brien Center, 1218 E Cherry Street, Seattle, WA 98122.
Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2011
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