Timothy Zick, age 66, passed away peacefully October 18, from a brief illness. Tim was born in Orofino, Idaho, September 8, 1957, to Emil and Opal Zick. He moved to Kooskia, Idaho during his Jr. High and High School years. He graduated from Clearwater High in 1975. He entered the Air Force shortly thereafter in July 1975. After basic training he went to Tech School at Lowry AFB, Colorado. This is where he met the love of his life Lucy Gallegos and they married on June 25, 1976. His first duty station in the military was with the 390th Communications Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona. They lived there for seven years from 1976 Ė 1983, then on to another hotter destination in Gila Bend AF AS, Arizona. Along with a two year assignment, they happily welcomed their first child Ariana, born at Luke AFB, Glendale, Arizona. They left there in 1985 and headed back to Lowry AFB, Colorado. Where Tim cross trained of which he chose F15 Avionics Technician. He loved planes of all kinds, so he was in his happy place.
From Tech School, they headed over to Bitburg AB, Germany in November 1988. This was their first time overseas as a family. He loved working on the F15ís and enjoyed working and joking with his airman that worked under him. Tim was also a proud Desert Storm Vet. From this assignment, they were happy their second child Jon, was born. They came back to the States in November 1991, stationed at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. Until Timís retirement in July 1997from the 39FS where he honorably served for 23 years. After retirement he worked for several places from 1997-2017: SCP global technologies, Micron, and BLM. He finally landed a job he really enjoyed at the Hazmat Pharmacy in Mountain Home AFB, Idaho in 2018.
Everyone that knew Tim knows his love of photography. Taking pictures of the outdoors and volunteering his time to take pictures at special fundraisers. Entering his photos at the Idaho State Fair and having a winning ribbon attached, always put a smile on his face.
He was also an awesome cook, and made a mean spaghetti sauce. Tim had a funny sarcastic humor and he never hesitated to talk with strangers if it meant putting a smile on their face. It is with shock and great sadness, Tim, a beloved husband and father. Will be greatly missed and loved, by his family and friends. Especially his kids, who he was so proud of, and his wife of 47 wonderful years.
Tim is survived by his wife Lucy, daughter Ariana, son Jon, grand dog Lyla, half-brother Jerry Garner, half-sister Lola Legault, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Emil, and mother Opal. A private ceremony was held for Tim with family members at Rost Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be planned in the future.