In Memoriam

Bob Grandjean

Bob Grandjean

Bob Grandjean

Bob began fire fighting in 1952 when he joined the New Haven Volunteer Fire Department. Beginning in 1962 he served as a fireman at the Minetto VFD, and while there, also served as Vice President and Secretary.In 1979 he joined Timber Lakes VFD, where he held many different positions within the Department, including service as Assistant Fire Chief.

Bob will be remembered both for his firefighting skills and also for his gentle and kind nature – a constant and humorous supporter of fellow firefighters.

Richard Smith

Butch & Dick: Firefighter of the Year 1992

Butch & Dick: Firefighter of the Year 1992

Vearl E. “Butch” Young: 8/24/1937 – 6/24/2010

Butch-largeVearl E. “Butch” Young was a lifelong volunteer firefighter, serving for more than 40 years. Butch started his dedicated service in the early 1960′s in the Chicago Illinois area. He joined Timber Lakes Volunteer Fire Department in 1990 bringing with him valuable knowledge and experience. At that time he worked under Chief Richard “Dick” Smith and quickly rose through the ranks. After being promoted to Lieutenant of the old Engine 142, he continued to lead the younger generation and was awarded “Firefighter of the Year” for 1993. Butch was promoted to Captain of the old Ladder 141 and continued his service in that capacity until the late 1990′s. Upon retiring from active firefighting, Butch became a member of the newly formed Montgomery County Emergency Service District #14 and continued his dedication to the community through the organization until 2003. After leaving TLVFD / MCESD #14, Butch continued service to the Timber Lakes / Timber Ridge community in the position of Vice-President of the Montgomery County Water Conservation and Improvement District #1.
Butch was a veteran of the United Sates Air Force and a dedicated Deacon with The Woodlands Christian Church.Butch’s dedication to community and the fire service became a family affair as all three of his children and one of his grandchildren entered the volunteer fire service. His youngest son continues the tradition as a 21 year veteran, currently working as a Firefighter / Paramedic with a Houston area department.

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