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Timothy Kent Salmon

July 5, 1949 ~ June 29, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old


    Timothy "Tim" Kent Salmon, 73, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Klamath Falls, Oregon on June 29, 2023. He is survived by his wife, Lynan Baghott, son Shaun (current USAF) and his wife Kendall Baghott-Salmon of Goldsboro, North Carolina; brother and sister-in-law Mike and Ver Joyce Salmon of Rancho Cordova, California; brother-in-law Larry Rick of Tulelake, California; nephew and niece Cris and Shawna Rick of Klamath Falls, Oregon; numerous cousins and other family members.

    Tim was born on July 5,1949, in St. Helena, California to Wilmer Harrison Salmon of Kansas City, Missouri, and Nancy Lucille Wolfskill McKenzie of Monticello, California, an historical California ranching and farming family, who donated land to establish the Davis campus of the University of California. Tim's family lived in numerous National Park areas of the Western USA, while his father built various projects for the parks. Tim attended schools in Arizona, Utah and California. Tim graduated from Tulelake High School in 1967 where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball. Some of his outstanding records in basketball still remain on the tournament boards in the Northern district in Burney, California. Tim continued his sports career playing basketball, golf and football on the first football team at the College of the Siskiyous in Weed, California, and later on the football team of Chico State College, currently California State University, Chico, where he studied surveying. After working in private surveying in Redding, California, Tim joined the Bureau of Land Management in cadastral surveying, developing his specialty in locating and documenting historical survey markers throughout the state of California. This advanced his love of history. Tim's summers were spent fighting fires for the BLM around the Western States. In 1990, Tim married his former high school sweetheart, Lynan Baghott and moved back to the Klamath Basin, where he became a timber cruiser/appraiser and timber sales manager for the BLM, until his retirement in 2005.

    Tim continued his love of sports, watching his sons playing in Redding and Klamath Falls and spending years volunteering in youth coaching in Little League Baseball and YMCA youth basketball, where he had an undefeated team. For several years, Tim served on the Board of Directors of the historical Kiger Baseball Stadium.

    Upon marrying Lynan, who owned Shasta Travel Service, Tim soon learned to love to travel the world, starting with their honeymoon to Tahiti, cruising across the South Pacific, co-escorting a group on a sister city tour to New Zealand and Australia, celebrating the Chinese New Year in Hong Kong, cruises to Alaska where he showed his prowess in gold-panning, which he had done in his youth in the rivers of Northern California, and group cruises to the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii and many other adventurous destinations. But Tim's true love was to travel to the mountains and high deserts of the West hunting deer and elk with his friends, relishing their camaraderie, even when he did not obtain a coveted tag.

    For over 20 years, Tim and his wife owned and operated Cascadia Ranch & Stables, an alfalfa/potato farm and equine boarding facility. They looked forward to traveling even more, researching their family roots in the South and overseas in the UK and Scandinavia.

   Tim was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Nancy Peery and Lois Curtis, his son Kelly Salmon (former USN) and sister-in-law Sharon E. Rick.

   A Memorial Service will be held Jul 27, Thursday, at 1:30pm at O'hair-Wards Funeral Chapel in Klamath Falls, followed immediately by a reception.

   In lieu of flowers, donations in Tim's memory may be made to St Jude Children's Hospital:,1-800-563-0221or to the USO:, 1-800-484-3876

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Memorial Service
July 27, 2023

1:30 PM
O'Hair-Wards Funeral Chapel
515 Pine Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601


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