Dr. Timothy B. Powers


Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2003

Soldotna resident Dr. Timothy B. Powers died Saturday, May 10, 2003 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 48.

A visitation and sharing of memories will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, and the service begins at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church at 222 W. Redoubt Ave., Soldotna. Father Frank Reiter, SM, will preside. A reception at O'Neill Hall will follow the service.

Dr. Powers was born on April 22, 1955, in St. Louis to parents, Dr. William E. and Linnea Ann (Swanson) Powers. He graduated from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis in 1984. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. In 1986, he volunteered with Orthopaedics Overseas and Freedom Medicine in Peshawar, Pakistan, during the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. He came to Soldotna in 1992.

Dr. Powers was board certified in orthopaedic surgery and served as a member of the medical staff at Central Peninsula General Hospital until his retirement from private practice in February of 2001 after a long fight with lymphoma.

He recently became a member of the board of directors for Central Peninsula Health Centers (Cottonwood Health Center) and was looking forward to a new role in improving the health of the community.

"He dearly loved his community, friends and patients and was always glad he chose to live and practice medicine here," his family said.

"He was a supporter of the arts, loved music, had a great sense of humor and was a talented storyteller. He loved the outdoors, traveling, hunting, fishing and boating with his family. Tim was a wonderful man, loving husband and proud father, and his absence will be truly felt."

He is survived by his wife, Tina; children, Chad, Stephanie, Tina Colleen, Erin and Linnea; mother, Linnea Ann Powers; brothers, Bjorn, Brian and Clark; sister, Linnea Bendik; nephews, Will Bendik and Benjamin, Derek, Bill and Timothy Powers; niece, Laura Powers; and a community of friends and colleagues.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Peninsula General Hospital Oncology/Infusion Department, 250 Hospital Place, Soldotna, AK 99669.

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