Memorials, 0620 WYBJ, Vol. 43 No. 3. 58

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Vol. 43 No. 3 Pg. 58

Wyoming Bar Journal

June, 2020

Timothy J Bommer

Judge Timothy J Bommer, 79, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Etna, Wyoming, on May 12, 2020. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, to Tomas Frederick Bommer and Susan Proper Bommer. His early childhood and adolescence were spent in Hudson, Wisconsin, where he enjoyed endless days boating on the St. Croix River. Following high school, he moved to Laramie, Wyoming, where he attended the University of Wyoming and was active in Air Force ROTC.

After graduating in May 1963, he was commissioned as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, which was one of his proudest accomplishments. He was honorably discharged in 1967, after serving in SAC and stationed in both Omaha, Nebraska, and Mountain Home, Idaho.

Tim returned to the University of Wyoming to attend law school while also working summers as a park ranger in Grand Teton National Park from 1968-1969. Following graduation in 1970, Tim moved to Jackson, Wyoming, joining a local law firm before establishing his own very busy independent practice. In addition, he was Federal Magistrate Judge for 28 years, serving four terms, covering Jackson, Grand Teton National Park, and the Bridger-Teton National Forest. He continued to act as a federal judge in a recall capacity, serving in California, Arizona and Texas, as needed. He remained in the recall capacity until his death.

He retired from his law practice in 2019 and split his time between Wyoming and Arizona, enjoying retirement, loving being outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and playing pickleball. He was an avid traveler, especially throughout Europe and Asia, both renting cars and on cruises.

Judge Bommer is survived by his wife, Vicki Rohan of Etna, Wyoming, and Phoenix, Arizona; his former wife, Sandra Check, of Hudson, Florida; his children Breton Bommer (Keeley) of Jackson, Wyoming; Kevin Bommer (Gabriella) of Westminster, Colorado; Melissa Bommer Darwish (Abdul) of Indianapolis, Indiana; as well as five grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, two stepsons and three step grandchildren.

The date for his celebration of life has been deferred temporarily due to current circumstances and will be announced at a later date.

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