Philip John Grimm
October 8, 1951 - April 4, 2018
Philip John Grimm passed away unexpectedly April 4, 2018 as a result of a heart attack. He was born October 8, 1951 in Appleton, Wisconsin to Dorothy Martha Pratt and John Graham Grimm.
Phil is survived by his wife of 22 years, Jennifer J. Jaks Grimm; his daughter, Elaine Marie Grimm of Washington D.C.; his son, John Garrett Grimm of Bozeman, Montana (both from his first marriage to Yvonne Rudman); two stepdaughters, Monica Parker of Terrebonne, Oregon and April Cooley of Anchorage, Alaska; and three step-grandchildren, John Patton Cooley, Hannah May Cooley, and Isaac Grant Cooley of Anchorage, Alaska.
Phil had been a radiologist with Medford Radiological Group for 26 years in Medford, Ore., having received his undergraduate degree from Washington State University and his medical degree from Creighton University in Nebraska.
After retiring from Medford Radiological Group, he was the radiologist at Pelican Bay Prison for two years, a job which he seemed to enjoy and found very interesting. After that, he worked for the VA Hospital in White City for six years as their radiologist. He retired in November of 2013.
In retirement, Phil lived with his wife Jenny and their many animals in the Wimer area on 40 acres of land which Phil loved. His last years of life after retirement were his happiest and most content. He spent his time doing things he loved, like driving his many dogs around the neighborhood in his Polaris Ranger for their daily visits with his various neighbors, grooming and spending time with his and Jenny's horses, and doing the many chores that kept him active and on the move, such as cutting down trees, burning slash piles, playing on his tractors, and just driving around the many old dirt roads on his 40 acres of land.
He loved being outdoors on his property and enjoyed life on the farm. In his younger days, he had traveled extensively, all around the world with his two children, Elaine and Garrett, but after retiring and living on his farm, he was happy just to stay home.
In 2015, Phil authored and published a book titled Lifting the Veil: A Fairie Tale. It was a book he had wanted to write for many years, and his book laid bare his spiritual beliefs for all those willing to read it to the end, something he always said he never thought anyone would do. But he loved the experience of writing the book and enjoyed many long conversations with those who did read it in its entirety.
Phil was also a voracious reader, and was one of those fortunate enough to somehow retain nearly 100% of all he read. He was highly intelligent and could converse on most any subject.
By the end of his life, Phil had collected and experienced the lives and the passing of numerous animals, including dogs, cats, horses, and parrots. He deeply loved animals, a trait he shared with his wife, Jenny. And the love he showed to those in his life, he received in return tenfold.
Phil is profoundly missed by all his loved ones and many of those who had the pleasure of really knowing him and being lucky to have seen what a remarkable person he was.
RIP Phil, until we meet again.