On January 10, 2020, Timothy “Tim” James Hoff, 77, passed away at St. James Hospital in Butte after a brief battle with cancer.
Tim was a proud veteran who served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam era. He was also a proud member of the Butte Gem and Mineral Club and loved spending time outdoors rockhounding, camping, fishing, and gardening. He knew of no strangers, just “good friends he hadn’t met yet”.
He is survived by his son Jason, daughters Karen, Cricket, Lois, and Sheryll, his girlfriend Patricia, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and close friends and neighbors.
He is preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Anita, brother Tom, sister Diane, and daughter Annette.
Graveside Service with Military Honors will take place at 12 PM Friday, January 17th, at Montana State Veterans Cemetery in Helena, 1900 Williams St, and a visitation will be held that evening at Axelson Funeral & Cremation Services, 2009 Harrison Ave. in Butte from 4-6 PM. Donations may be made in his honor to Butte Mineral and Gem Club.
Please see below to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Tim. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Tim and his family.
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Whitey & Mary Ellen Landry says
Tim was a good ole’ boy. He had a great heart and I never heard him speak ill of no one. I really enjoyed listening to his stories and going on some rock hounding trips with him. I’d never seen anyone like Tim, that once turned loose on a dig for crystals, just wouldn’t quit until he got results. Myself and I’m sure many others will miss him dearly.
Rafael & Sonia Vellos says
We first met Tim, Debbie and Jason in Lake county Ca. as our new neighbors when we moved from the city to the country he was a formidable person and always willing to help, he taught us along with his then wife Debbie how to live in the country (e.g. how to skin a deer and gardening), many tricks and trade of country life, he was a wonderful friend and neighbor. He was also very instrumental in helping Rafael landing a position at Homestake goldmine which started off his career in the mining industries, that we’d always be great-full for
Karen Ippolito says
I will miss our conversations Dad about , well whatever we happen to think of. You will be missed by many but especially those close to you and those lucky enough to be claimed as family by you. Love you Dad ( * but I know you know that*)
Patricia Goode says
I’m not sure how to say what Im feeling except I’m grateful for the time we shared. We will see each other again but until then, I hope you knew I loved you very much and you are and always be in my heart forever.
colleen nelson says
colleen nelson A great loss tim loved everyone one the first day he met them he and my husband les spent every free moment looking for new finds he will be truly missed by everyone who new him until we meet again tim I hope you and les are rock hounding in heaven
Tim was a wonderful next door neighbor for 20 years. He was helpful and encouraging to our kids. He helped them learn about rocks, gardening, tree houses and life. Thanks for helping our family Tim. We would tell you to rest but we know better.
Ron, Ida, Baylee, Cole, Seth and Ellie
The Lott family says
Tim was a wonderful neighbor for over 22 years. He was like family to us. We looked forward to seeing him out and about. He always took the time to visit, sharing memories from his past. Tim was so very kind and helpful, we’ll truly miss him. Thank you for being such a special friend to our family Tim.
Jim and Michelle Lott and family