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Timber Creek Charities
2400 Poplar Avenue
Guthrie Center, IA 50115 

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Roger McCarty

Roger McCarty was born in Guthrie Center in 1930 and died Nov. 15, 2011. He spent his early years farming with his father and two brothers. In 1955, after four years in the U.S. Navy, Roger began a career in the insurance industry as an agent with State Farm Mutual Insurance Company in Denver, Colo. 

Roger soon formed his own company, which eventually became Brokers International, Ltd. The company moved from Colorado to Panora in 1999, bringing Roger back to his Guthrie County roots.

Roger and his wife Jane were strong supporters of Timber Creek since its beginnings in 2001.

Brokers International, Ltd. was one of the original sponsors of the Timber Creek Charities annual golf tournament, with a 10-year total of $43,000 in contributions. Roger often was a significant bidder during the fundraising auction held each year after the golf tournament.

Roger, who battled cancer for a couple of years, talked with Cindy after his diagnosis, telling her how rewarding it must be to help people at Timber Creek Therapies. A couple of weeks before his death, he and Jane made a personal $25,000 contribution to Timber Creek Charities. After his death, Cindy learned they had decided to suggest memorial contributions be directed to Timber Creek.

More than $37,000 was donated to Timber Creek Charities in Roger McCarty’s memory.