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Timmy Frank Brinton, M.D., 88, of Eugene, Ore., died Oct. 3, 2007, from complications related to Parkinson’s disease. He was born Jan. 17, 1919 in Fessenden, N.D. to Charles M. and Elizabeth R. (Mueller) Brinton. Tim was a resident of Lane County for 56 years.
He married Evelyn I. Nelson in 1945 in Seattle and they had two children, Barbara and Scott. In 1974 he married Marion G. Higgenbottom in Eugene. They both preceded him in death.
Tim served in the U.S. Army. He attended Eastern Oregon College of Education from 1937-1940, the University of Oregon from 1941-1943, and the university of Oregon Medical School from 1943-1946. Tim completed his medical internship at Harborview Hospital in Seattle in 1946 and his residency at Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City in 1950. Along with Dr. Charles Fluke, he co-founded the Anesthesia Service of Eugene, where he served at Sacred Heart Hospital from 1951-1984. After his retirement, Tim volunteered with project Hope in Grenada, and also worked with area hospitals throughout the Willamette Valley.
He is fondly remembered by Dorothy M. Buckland, whom he married in 1991, and all of his loving family and friends, including: his daughter, Barbara A. Clark and her husband, Jonathan M. Clark of Roseburg; son, Scott C. Brinton, of Beaverton; siblings; Elizabeth A. DeShetler and Donald M. Brinton of Eugene, and Ardis M. Cousins of Pleasant Hill, Calif.; grandchildren, Elizabeth A. O’Neill of Corvallis and Michael J. O’Neill of Eugene.
A Memorial Service was held Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Sacred Heart Hospital. All those who remembered Tim were invited to this service.
Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, October 18, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor