Eutimio “Tim” Joseph Atencio, of Richland, Wash., beloved husband, father, Grandpa, brother, and uncle, passed away peacefully at the age of 72 on Feb. 19, 2021, with family by his side.
Tim was born on Sept. 10, 1948 in Del Norte to Guillermo “Bill” Atencio and Betty (Gallegos) Atencio. He was the eldest of 12 children, graduated from Del Norte High School in 1966, and attended the Holy Family Seminary in Maryland, University of Colorado Boulder, and Clark College.
Tim spent eight years in the United States Army and was stationed at Camp Page in South Korea, where he met his lovely and beloved wife, Ok Su. After leaving the service, he was employed by Bonneville Power Administration, retiring after 42 years of service to the United States government.
Tim was happiest when he was spending time with all of his family members, especially his many grandchildren. He was a loyal Denver Broncos fan and he enjoyed coaching soccer in the Tri-Cities, Washington for many years. His humor, his warmth, his charm, his wisdom, and his generous heart will be greatly missed.
Tim was preceded in death by his father, Bill, mother, Betty, sister, Della, baby sister, Rita Mae, and baby brother, Lester, and his nephews, Jason and Mike.
Tim is survived by his wife, Ok Su, and children, Claudine (husband Paul), Matthew (wife Lyndsey), Andres (wife Wendi), Cynthia (husband David), Christian (wife Laura), and Greg (wife Julianne), his five brothers, Tom, Eddie, Randy, Paul, and Ben, and three sisters, Charlene, Mildred, and Janet. Tim has 13 grandchildren, Jaden, Josh, Jackson, Olivia, Joaquin, August, Owen, Eilidh, Sylvie, Maddox, Luna, Peyton, and Sydney.