Former GSE Assistant Dean George Timmons passes away

George Timmons_007An original member of the Educational Leadership Department, George Timmons, passed away March 4, 2013. He was 92.

Dr. Timmons was a Benson High School graduate and obtained a bachelor’s degree at Oregon State University which started him on a successful career in public education.

He earned his doctorate from the University of Oregon in 1964, and joined PSU as a professor. Along with Errett Hummel, Dr. Timmons created a certificate program for school administrators. With Errett Hummel and Jack Lind, he initiated a superintendent’s certificate and began the GSE’s doctorate in education.

He was a WWII veteran who served in the 41st Division in the South Pacific and led an army band. Music was a life-long passion for Timmons who performed in his band, “Dr. T and His Orchestra,” until he was 90.

Dr. Timmons and his wife, Margaret have four children, 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A service is scheduled at Finley-Sunset Hills Chapel on March 9, 2013 at 10am. 

Oregonian obituary

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