Frederick J. Brim, 83, a longtime resident of the Quincy/George area, who farmed for 40 years on Frenchman Hills Road, north of Royal Slopes, died Friday, August 26, 2005, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born on May 15, 1922, in Salem, Oregon to Charles Richard and Flora (Cone) Brim.
He moved at an early age with his parents to Coulee Dam where he graduated from Mason City High School in 1941. Immediately upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He did boot camp at Camp Pendleton, CA and Radio School in San Diego, CA. He then served with the First Marine Raider Battalion in the New Georgia campaign in 1943, and the Fourth Marine Regiment during the assault on the island of Guam in 1944. He later landed with the Fourth Marine Regiment to become one of the first units to occupy Japanese territory after the surrender.
After the war he met and married Velda Floy (Teddi) Clark on Thanksgiving Day, 1946. He was a cement mason in Coulee Dam and Seattle.
In 1964, the family moved to George and began farming operations. Teddi preceded him in death in February, 1984. On October 5, 1985, he married JoAnn Day at a ceremony at the family farm. Some of his favorite moments were spent at the Farmer’s Table at Martha’s Inn which he called the coffee pot of the world. His friends and family were the most important things in his life.
Fred is survived by his wife, JoAnn Brim of the family home; four children; daughters, Pauline Brim of Seattle, Nancy Macha of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Barbara Brim of Ellensburg; son, Richard Brim of Spokane; step-children, Darrell Hendrickson of Ellensburg, Christy Massey of East Wenatchee, Sheila Schenck of Quincy, Shelly Sanderson of Hamilton, MT and Sharma Williamson of Quincy; 16 grandchildren; brother, Robert Brim of Seattle; sisters, Josephine Ayers of Coulee Dam and Lolly Dunlap of Elmer City.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Long. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, September 2, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Quincy. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel in Quincy in charge of arrangements.