Ralph James Tinker1

M, #42556, b. Sep 30, 1929, d. Nov 13, 2012
Father*Floyd George Tinker1 b. May 28, 1901, d. Mar 17, 1997
Mother*Doris Viola Bowman2 b. Jun 10, 1904, d. Feb 1, 1990
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Chronological Events

Birth*Sep 30, 1929 Ralph James Tinker was born on Sep 30, 1929 at Newport, Orleans County, Vermont, United States.1 
 He was the son of Floyd George Tinker and Doris Viola Bowman.1,2 
Marriage*Nov 17, 1948 Ralph James Tinker married Thelma Carrie Libby, daughter of David Elijah Libby and Jessie Elizabeth Ennor, on Nov 17, 1948 at Newport, Orleans County, Vermont, United States.1 
Marriage*Feb 26, 1955 Ralph James Tinker married Nancy Lee Grow on Feb 26, 1955 at Derby, Orleans County, Vermont, United States.3 
Death*Nov 13, 2012 Ralph James Tinker died on Nov 13, 2012, at age 83 at Newport, Orleans County, Vermont, United States.1 
ObituaryNov 14, 2012  OBITUARY: Ralph J. Tinker, 83, of Newport died on November 13, 2012, in Newport.

He was born on September 30, 1929, in Newport Center, a son of Floyd and Doris (Bowman) Tinker. On February 26, 1955, he married Nancy Grow, who predeceased him on July 16, 2004.

Mr. Tinker was a veteran of the Korean War where he served on the front line. For many years, he was a dairy farmer in Newport Center where he worked for Merton Thayer and Marty Before. His hobbies included going camping with his children and grandchildren and working on his puzzle books. He held membership with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #798.

He is survived by his children: Debra Young and her husband, Leland, of Albany, Sandra Benware and her husband, Larry, of Derby, Bernie Tinker and his wife, Betty, of Derby, Brian Tinker of Kentucky, Roger Tinker of Holland, Michael Tinker of Derby Line, and Diane McAllister and her husband, Scott, of Derby; by his grandchildren: Karen, Billy, Milo, Liza, Jaime, Jonathan, Eric, Meghan, Benjamin, Andrew, Aaron, Amanda, Kyle, Heather, Daniele, Marie, and Amy; by 32 great-grandchildren; by his brother Bruce Tinker of Barton; by his sister-in-law Betty Limlaw of Derby; by his nieces and nephews; and by very dear friends from Maine: Betty and Garry Spencer, Blanche Ranger, and Lori and Marty Before.

He was predeceased by his brother Dale Tinker and by his granddaughter Tanya Lynn Tinker.

Funeral services were held at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport on November 15 with the Reverend Frank Beaty officiating. Interment followed in the Newport Center Cemetery with full military honors.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, Vermont 05495.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at curtis-britch.com.

Information provided online at curtis-britch.com.4
Burial*Nov 15, 2012 He was buried on Nov 15, 2012 at Newport Center Cemetery, Newport Center, Orleans County, Vermont, United States, Find A Grave Memorial# 101295378
Plot: C MM 2.5 
Military* Listed as a Military Veteran who served in wartime combat in Korea. 

Family 1

Thelma Carrie Libby b. Dec 24, 1932, d. May 18, 2009

Family 2

Nancy Lee Grow b. Apr 13, 1938, d. Jul 16, 2004


  1. [S4094] State of Vermont, Death Record - Vermont - Ancestry.com.
  2. [S802] Site - Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com
  3. [S79] Gravestones - Find-A-Grave, online findagrave.com.
  4. [S19] Obituary - Online, Newspaper or Funeral Home.
  5. [S58] Photograph of Cemetery Marker, Malcolm McKown, Colorado, United States, #293. Also check Find-A-Grave.com, Death Certificates & Billiongraves.com.