Photo of Carroll Junior Washburn

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Timber Creek Charities
2400 Poplar Avenue
Guthrie Center, IA 50115 

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Carroll Junior Washburn

Carroll Junior Washburn was born in 1924 in Guthrie Center and died Jan. 4, 2012. He lived in four houses within a half-mile of his birth for 87 years. He and his wife, Marilyn, raised four children.

Marilyn Washburn was a teacher in the Guthrie Center schools and had Cindy McCarty as a student. One of Carroll and Marilyn’s sons, Jim, was a childhood friend of Cindy’s.

Jim graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in construction engineering and moved to California. He now is the innovation manager for DPR Construction, Inc.

When Cindy was designing the Timber Creek Therapies building, Jim helped with the floor plan, connected her with an Iowa architect and offered advice. In eight different years, Jim has secured $3,000 grants from DPR Construction for Timber Creek Charities.

The entire Washburn family followed the development of Timber Creek, providing both encouragement and financial support. Marilyn is well known for the stained glass items she donates each year for the auction that follows the golf tournament.

“I have seen and heard about the miracles accomplished at Timber Creek and want to see it possible for more patients to go there for help,” Marilyn says. “After Junior died, we thought Timber Creek might benefit if we named it as a charity for his memorial gifts.”  

More than $1,400 was donated to Timber Creek Charities in Junior Washburn’s memory.