Elder Timothy Richard Hart went home to his Lord on Saturday, October 31, 2020 and is hereby memorialized. He died from complications related to a stroke suffered earlier in the month. We praise the Lord for our brother, Tim Hart.
Tim was born February 25, 1950, in Tracy, California to Richard H. and Jane C. Hart. His family later moved to Marin County, California. He graduated from Redwood High School, College of Marin, and Sonoma State University. Following a career in sales throughout the Bay Area and after meeting his wife, Nancy, he and Nancy returned to Nancy’s hometown in Oregon to raise their family and live a faith-based life.
Tim found joy in his children and later in his grandchildren. Tim was a gentle and fun grandfather, playing with the children, being silly, just sitting with them, and asking lots of questions. Following retirement, Tim and Nancy traveled the Pacific Northwest and to California to visit family and friends, to Europe with good friends, to Marin County for school reunions, and to Palm Springs for tennis. He loved the Bay Area and Marin County sports, history, and beauty.
Tim had a clever and quick sense of humor. He was curious and loved meeting new people and expanding his knowledge of world and political events. He was known by many for his sentimental heart.
Tim was a respected elder with Columbia Bible Presbyterian Church in Columbia County, Oregon, for many years and regularly considered the people of the church when deliberating with the Session as well as serving as a faithful delegate to the Great Western Presbytery and the General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church in addition to his faithful service as a council member of Presbyterian Missionary Union. He was instrumental in the establishment and maintenance of the local church. His abiding faith sustained him through all that life delivered his way, and he and Nancy raised their children in the faith. Tim found comfort in his Lord and savior Jesus Christ, and Jesus was central to his life.
Tim is survived by his wife, Nancy, children Jordan (Jessica), Natalie (Cameron), Sydney, and Patrick (Cierra); grandchildren Jackson, Aggie, and Bennett Hart; and Ailyn, Asa, and Callum Kalich. He is also survived by sisters Jill Hall, Sally Phillips (Jim), and many nieces, nephews, and extended family who dearly loved him. Tim is predeceased by his parents, sister Danya, brother-in-law Gary, and nephew Gary, Jr.