Timothy Booms, age 56, of Almont and formerly of Port Hope passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was born on December 9, 1966, the son of Thomas and Diana (Susalla) Booms in Harbor Beach. After graduating Port Hope High School in 1985, Tim attended Saginaw Valley State University, receiving his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in 1990. Tim then began working as a Configuration Management Process Engineer at General Dynamics Land Systems (GD) in Sterling Heights. He received his Master of Science in general administration from Central Michigan University in 1996 and was moved to the Structures Design section at GD in 1999. Tim received the Engineering Design and Development Engineer of the Year Award in 2009, was promoted to the Structure and Survivability Section Manager in 2011, and earned a GD Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022.
While attending a high school dance in 1984, Tim met his wife-to-be, Roxanne Bowers, and he said it was love at first sight. They were married on May 11, 1991 at Our Lady of Lake Huron in Harbor Beach. Together they moved south to Almont to be closer to their jobs and to raise their family. Tim was a devoted husband and father, spending most of his time outside of work with his family.
In his free time, Tim enjoyed finding and restoring antique engines and tractors, a hobby that he picked up from his father and grandfather. Their family would never miss the annual 4th of July Tractor Show in Port Hope. Tim was very creative and artistic, whether he was working on a house project with his wife or helping his daughter or son with a project for school. Together, Tim and his family enjoyed camping, both at campgrounds and on their land, a 20-acre property in Port Hope that they bought in 1990 and spent years planting hundreds of trees, building sheds, and making several other improvements to. Another one of Tim’s hobbies over the last seven years was making homemade mead, wine, and beer.
In January 2021, Tim was unexpectedly diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM) brain cancer which has a median survival rate of 13 months. He underwent surgery, chemo, radiation, and several other treatments to keep the cancer at bay. To read more about his journey and the many blessings along the way go to www.caringbridge.org/visit/timbooms.
Tim is survived by his loving wife Roxanne Booms of Almont; his two children, Caitlyn (Brad) Peot of Madison, WI and Keegan (Jordan) Booms of Oakland; and his grandson Kolbe Timothy Peot. Tim is also survived by his siblings, Thomas (Jean) Booms, Jr. of Port Hope and Lori (James Martin) Brown of Saginaw; his parents, Thomas and Diana Booms of Port Hope; and his nephews: Kyle (Elaina), Trevor and Tyler Booms.
Visitation will be held from 3-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 at Muir Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, 2650 S. Van Dyke, Imlay City, MI 48444. The funeral mass will be said at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 2 with visitation one hour before the service at St. Cornelius Catholic Church, 3834 N. Mill Rd-Dryden. Burial will be at Hough Cemetery following mass at 7223 Hough Rd., Almont. A luncheon will follow at Muir Funeral Home. Please share a memory or photo on the Memory Page for Tim at www.muirfh.com
Memorial donations can be made in Tim’s honor to the Glioblastoma Research Organization or to plant a beautiful memorial tree, links for both at www.muirfh.com