Timothy Jon Roth was born January 25, 1968 in Portland, OR and was adopted by Jim and Dora Gay Roth of The Dalles. He grew up in The Dalles and attended Colonel Wright School, The Dalles Jr. High School, and The Dalles High School. He enjoyed playing baseball and football. As an adult, Tim enjoyed working and was a hard worker, He cooked and worked in various restaurants in The Dalles, Gresham, Alaska, and Boston. He also spent some time in Alaska working on commercial fishing boats. Tim completed the welding course at Mt. Hood Community College in 1990, and worked as a welder for ESCO, Schnitzer Steel and Oregon Steel Mills in the Portland area. He also completed truck driving school, and drove trucks in Grants Pass, OR. He also worked as a truck driver and mechanic trainee for Three J’s Distributing, in Clackamas, OR, where in 2012 he was voted the Outstanding Team Member of the shop. After a long hard-fought battle with leukemia, he passed away at home in Sandy, OR.
Tim is survived by his mother, Dora Gay Pelley and stepfather Don Pelley of Sandy, OR, his daughter, Timarra Roth of The Dalles, his sister, Wendy Barry of Fairview, OR, as well as stepbrothers Aaron Pelley of Seattle, WA, and Jon Pelley of Ridgefield, WA, and stepsisters Angie Davis of McMinnville, OR, and Natalie Craig of Sherwood, OR. His aunts and uncles are Mark and Marilyn Roth of The Dalles, Jerry and Doris Falk of Colville, WA, and Dave and Charlotte Gray of Heppner, OR. He has numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Tim was preceded in death by his father, James F. Roth and stepmother Roseanne Roth of The Dalles, as well as his grandparents, Dick and Dorothy Roth of The Dalles, George and Gaynell Amundson of The Dalles, and Joe and Dorothy Ripplinger of Arlington, WA.
A celebration of Tim’s life will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in The Dalles, OR.
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