Friday, April 30, 2010

Timothy Appleton

Timothy Oliver Appleton passed away on Monday, April 26, at his home in

Hailey, Idaho, surrounded by his family.  Timmy fought his cancer for 20 years, and

his great sense of humor and gracious spirit were with him until the end.

Timmy was born in New York on Aug. 23, 1960, to Fred and Sally Appleton. 

Timmy, with his ever-present smile and lust for life and competition, established lifelong friends, from the Tokeneke School, Mather Junior High, Darien High School, New England College and his 27 years here in the valley.  He moved to Ketchum in 1983, working at various restaurants around the valley, from Slavey's to Warm Springs Ranch to The Yacht Club to BBC—the list goes on.  He and his wife, Joanne, were the co-founders of Apple's Bar and Grill, which opened March 8, 1988.

Timmy could often be seen on the cover of the Idaho Mountain Express on the first chair up Baldy or for the first tee time of the season.  His competitive drive also led him to many hat tricks, home runs and hole in ones (Seven? We lost count).

His lovely ladies, wife Joanne and daughter Ali Appleton, will carry on his legacy here in the valley with the help of Janet and Glenn Thomas, John and Kris Miller, nieces Madigan and Kinley and godson Carter.

His mother, Sally, and her husband, Jim Clements, reside in Naples, Fla. His half brother, Peter, and wife, Haylie, are in Santa Fe, N.M.  His stepmother, Emily, and her husband, Tim McDonough, are in Vero Beach, Fla., and his stepbrother, Quintin Miller, is in Rowayton, Ct. Timmy joins his father, Fred, uncle, Chuck, and brothers, Freddie and Carter.

In lieu of flowers, Tim's wish is to please send donations to Hospice and

Palliative Care of Wood River Valley, Box 4320, Ketchum, ID  83340.

The local community will celebrate Timmy's life on Friday, April 30, from 5-8 p.m. at Elkhorn Springs Restaurant in Elkhorn Village. We hope all his friends will join us.

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