ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Timothy Hoecherl who was born on February 1, 1971 and passed away on September 4, 2000 as a result of a car accident.


We will remember him forever
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Posted by Chad Zahn on February 1, 2020
Today was always a happy day for me because you would be a year older than me (until May) and I’d make fun of how old you were! Lol
Wow - I still can’t believe you are gone! If I were to see you tomorrow it would feel like we never missed a beat and like we were just together last week. We always had that - where we could be apart for months and as soon as we were hanging out again, it was like we never missed a day!
It’s been 20 years now my friend. I hope I get to see you again when it’s my time to go . I miss you. You were my best friend and I still call you that today when I talk about you. Take care. I love you bud.
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on February 1, 2020
Happy (49th) birthday, my husband. I wrote more of our story the other night. It’s taking a long time but I hope to finish it one day. If not, it’s ok. We know our story. ❤️ I woke the next day in a little bit of a daze and so happy. Writing about us made it feel so real again. I miss you. One year closer to seeing you again. Love forever, your wife.
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on December 31, 2019
20 years ago on New Year’s Eve was such a magical night that I’ll never forget. Standing in the snow at the Idaho State Capitol. Thousands of people all around but in my mind it was just you and I. Fireworks set off over the capitol building at the stroke of midnight. You holding me tight and kissing me, making me forget it was only 34 degrees out. We were so happy. Looking forward to trying to starting our family that year. So many plans. Our last New Year’s Eve together. It was perfect. I had no idea what the year had planned for us. I’ll miss you my whole life. Until I’m with you again. Love forever, your wife.
Posted by Michael Murphy on November 14, 2019
Just thinking of my buddy from Kilgore High School and old days slinging burgers together.

Tim was always upbeat and ALWAYS smiling (even when he was driving that old green Maverick.)

RIP Tim.....never forgotten.  Will visit your grave again soon buddy. 
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on October 4, 2019
Happy Anniversary❤️ #21 years ago you talked me into eloping before moving to Idaho! I miss our adventures! I miss you!
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on September 2, 2019
I had a dream this morning. I was meeting someone that was supposed to be a stranger but as soon as I saw “you”, I knew it was the same man I’d been married to and lost. “You” just looked at me as if to say, “Hey, I think I know you.” and you smiled that big smile and proceeded to talk and flirt the entire time. It was hard for me to pretend I didn’t know you while in my head I was thinking of all the loose ends I needed to tie up so I could move to be where you were to grow our relationship again. I was happy we were going to get a “do-over”. I was so happy in that dream. I was sad when I woke up. I will always miss you and I can’t wait to see you in heaven again someday. #Sept4 #19Years

This song reminds me of you. https://youtu.be/CV7GVjg3TV4
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on October 4, 2018
20 years ago about this time of day, you came home and said you got orders to Mt Home Idaho and that it would make things a lot easier if we were already married before we moved. So...we jumped in the car and headed to Tahoe. Everything was closed so we continued to Reno and got married. I was wearing blue jeans, black blazer and black boots. You were in blue jeans and a nice button up. Proof you don’t need a big fancy wedding to have an incredibly happy marriage. I’ll love you forever. Happy Anniversary! Love, your wife. (Can’t even imagine what our life would be by now. ❤️
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on September 3, 2018
Rough year. Keep thinking of what our life would be today if you had never gone. My heart aches at the loss of what we could have been. Forever your wife. That word seems so foreign now. https://youtu.be/RbDuM-f36Hs
Posted by Shirley Hoecherl on September 3, 2018
Love never ends, time goes on, memories never fade...you are still in my thoughts & heart. Dad is keeping you company now, I am hoping....don't know how things go up there, but it gives me comfort to think you are together!! I miss you both so much! If only we could turn the clock back 18 years!!! :-) Love always, Mom
Posted by Shirley Hoecherl on February 2, 2018
Happy Birthday Tim, Hunted for my password book...just found it this morning. Sorry I'm a bit late... It was an exciting day yesterday waiting for your nephew Aarons little boy to arrive. He is a big boy, 8# 2oz. 21in. Named him Reid. Tye is going to be a wonderful big brother! Still miss you & now Dad too. Time is winding down for me too. I love you Tim, watch over dad & keep him out of trouble. Can't imagine what you do up there!! It must be a beautiful place. Happy 47th!!! Love ya.
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on February 1, 2018
Happy Birthday Husband! 47!! You will always be my one true love. I still love and miss you and everything you brought to my life.
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on February 1, 2018
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on October 4, 2017
You’re still the only reason I believe in love. Happy anniversary my husband. I miss you with everything I am.

https://youtu.be/DZWYn7VCseY
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on September 4, 2017
You left this Earth 17 years ago today babe. It's even on a Monday again. The holiday again. I was terrified driving this weekend wanting to just get home and off the road. I miss you still so much and wish I could talk with you and hear your voice. Thank you for the love you gave me. It will always be my strength. I love you! Forever, your wife. ❤️
Posted by Shirley Hoecherl on September 4, 2017
Another year has passed. Pat & I will go to the cemetery in a few minutes. It is getting crowded out there, which reminds me of the many hearts that are saddened by their loss also. I wish I knew more about what goes on in Heaven....Like what are you & Dad doing up there?? But one day, we who believe, will find out!! Missing & loving you both!! Mom, 2017
Posted by Jerry NIcks on September 4, 2017
We remember you well Timothy! Married your older sister and what a blessing that has been. Jerry
Posted by Shirley Hoecherl on February 1, 2017
Happy Birthday Timothy. Time is catching up with us all. We now have 2 missing from our family picture. I hope you will take care of dad. show him around. We all miss him so much, just like we missed you back in 2000.You both left so suddenly. which makes it hard to grasp. Now I'm alone in the house & have time to remember how in was in happier days. I love you, miss you & will see you soon!! Mom
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on February 1, 2017
Happy Birthday my forever husband. So much has been changing this last year. You already know Dad has finally headed up there to spend time with you. When I heard the news, I could almost hear that one of a kind laugh of yours as you spread your arms wide to greet him when you saw him coming through those gates. It almost feels silly writing to you on here since I know you're with me every moment and know where my life is heading. There's so much to say but space is limited here, so I will just say, happy birthday and I love you forever! - Heather

Our last words to each other ring through my memory so often... "I love you, husband!" "I love you, wife!"
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on October 5, 2016
18 years ago tonight you blessed my life by making me your wife. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you, miss you and know how blessed I am to have been loved by such an amazing man. Meeting you made me believe in soul mates, loving you made me believe in love, being loved by you made me believe in myself. My life changed the day we met and again the day this world lost you but I'm grateful that you love and energy still surround, comfort and guide me every day I'm on this Earth. You are and always will be my husband and my angel. I love you Timothy Paul! - Love forever, Heather
Posted by Shirley Hoecherl on September 9, 2016
Sorry I couldn/t write on the day you were taken from us...I was in the hospital. It's tuff. getting old & tired.Sixteen years doesn't make a difference on how much you are missed! Love you bunches & bunches as always, Mom & Dad
Posted by Jerry NIcks on September 5, 2016
Hey Tim! Miss ya man and I know your family sure does.
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on September 4, 2016
In just a few hours it will be 16 years since we lost you. You still are & always will in my heart and soul. In our 4 years together you showed me how beautiful love could be. I hadn't known it before you and haven't known it since you...until now. It's taken 16 years but I found someone who loves me as wholly and unconditionally as you did. Because of who he is, I know you and mom had a part in connecting me with him again. I've known him most of my life and I'm grateful for being blessed for a second time with a man who loves me with his whole heart the way you did. I love and miss you! ~ Forever your wife❤️
Posted by Barbara Nicks on September 4, 2016
Thoughts of you today and tugs at the heart. The empty space you left behind is still a huge hole and a solid brick wall all at once. Still missing you!
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on February 1, 2016
Happy Birthday to my one and only true love. As long as I live, you will always be The One! I love you as much today as the day I married you. I always will! I continue to live my life in a way that I hope would make you proud! 
Posted by Shirley Hoecherl on January 31, 2016
Tomorrow would be your 45th birthday! How would you react to that number? I know you would have a hairline like your brothers by now!!! We still miss you, walk past your picture daily,& are reminded of the many things you said & did while here with us. Happy Birthday Son, Love you still. Dad & Mom
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on October 4, 2015
17 years ago today, we said I Do, forever. And I still do. I will always be your wife. I love you. ❤️
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on September 29, 2015
The month between September 4th and October 4th is always rough. I heard this for the first time tonight and still, after 15 years it's what I long for.

http://youtu.be/0kemI20dYWw

Glad my spot is saved next to you. <3
Posted by Shirley Hoecherl on September 5, 2015
Was it 15 years ago, or just yesterday, you left us? The memory is still so clear, but the length of time gives us time to recall all the fun we had. We are so thankful we had you in our lives, & only wish you could have been here still, to make us laugh again.We love you, & miss you.
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on September 4, 2015
Missing my husband terribly. This will always be a hard day. Thank you for the love you gave me in life and the love I continue to feel from your soul every day. And thank you for saving my life that night. I love you now, always and forever. ❤️
Posted by Tyson Floyd-Turner Writes... on April 1, 2015
RIP, Timothy.
Posted by Shirley Hoecherl on February 1, 2015
Happy Birthday Son! Slowly getting moved next door to Pat.Going to have to go through your stuff you left behind, know it will bring back many memories.We LOVE you & miss you everyday!!
Posted by Barbara Nicks on February 1, 2015
I've been thinking a lot about you lately as friends' lives are touched by the death of a loved one. I feel for them because I still feel the pain of your death. It's not the searing, ripping pain anymore, but my soul is definitely bruised. Sometimes somebody's life bumps into mine and hits that spot, and the tears well up. I miss you and always will.
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on February 1, 2015
Happy Birthday Timothy Paul! I started writing our story. I'm hoping by this time next year I can "gift" it to you by having it finished and maybe published. There are so many little nuances of our love to write down, I'm worried I will forget something. You are still so much my world. Love forever, Heather
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on November 11, 2014
❤️I finally decided to light our wedding candle that we were saving for our first house that we owned. It's been burning now for hours, filling the whole house with LOVE! Thank you for gifting me with your love! It still remains the best part of who I am. ❤️
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on October 4, 2014
Today would have been our 16th anniversary. Take this flower and wait for me. I don't know how long I'll be but I'll keep loving you. <3
Posted by Shirley Hoecherl on September 6, 2014
Another year has come & gone. It seems like you have been gone more than 14 years, & yet that morning we got the news, is always just a breath away! We miss you & will see you again one day. Love Dad & Mom
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on September 4, 2014
I was out at the beach last night, just like we were 14 years ago. That was our last night in each others arms. We didn't make it home to sleep in our bed on this day. A part of me is still right there in that car with you. Always will be but the strength your love gives me still gets me through the tough parts of life. Love you now and forever! Your wife <3
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on September 2, 2014
Labor Day...again...missing you!

http://youtu.be/3Y2icHOgC5U
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on July 26, 2014
Wish I had you to talk to right now. Life just threw me another huge obstacle and there just isn't anyone who gives me strength the way you did. Missing you...and loving you still.
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on June 14, 2014
Chad called me tonight! I cried and shook and could barely talk at first. I've been trying to track him down for years but he found me first! I'm so happy we are in touch again. Somehow hearing each other's voice makes us feel closer to you. I don't think you had any idea what huge voids you would leave in us all. You were a gift from God to us all. I love you!
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on February 1, 2014
Happy Birthday Husband! 43 today...Sure wish I was in your arms right now making everything alright. Everything felt safer when I was with you. This year is harder for some reason. I love you now, still, forever.
Posted by Shirley Hoecherl on February 1, 2014
Was out to the cemetery this morning, and left some tulips & daffodils to brighten up the gloomy day. Happy 14th birthday in Heaven. We miss you still & love you. Love, Mom & Dad
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on September 5, 2013
Today marks 13 years. This year is harder than others for some reason. I still love you so much and will forever. We are so lucky to have had a true, real love while you were here. It's a rare gift and most never get to experience it for even a day. You were a gift to me then and are still a gift to me now. I'm crying now...again. I miss you. Love forever, your wife, Heather. <3
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on September 5, 2013
I just noticed the post shows as the 5th already...must be on Texas time. :) It's still the 4th here on the coast.
Posted by Shirley Hoecherl on September 4, 2013
Waking to another day, that reminds us of the length of time since you left us. A lot has happened since that day,13 years ago. Beautiful babies have been born, & are growing up too fast. Weddings also, & more loved ones have left this earth....time waits for no one. We miss you, love you still & will one day see you again! Mom & Dad XXOOXX
Posted by Richard Blair on September 4, 2013
Was just remembering riding with you in your "cool" green maverick. Going over the roller coaster hills on Goforth Rd. Take the kids there sometimes on the ride over to Grandma's house. Wonder what they'd think of their Great Uncle. Miss you!
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on February 1, 2013
It's almost your birthday again. It was always frustrating that we never got to spend our birthdays together. You were always gone during those months but we made up for it and celebrated when you got home. I look forward to seeing you again in heaven so you better start planning the party now. We've got a lot of birthdays to catch up on! I love you! Happy Birthday husband!
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on February 1, 2013
A song by Brad Paisley came on the radio the other night called Waitin on a Woman! It made me think of you. I just know you are up there waiting patiently for me, although I'm sure you're not on a park bench...no, you're probably firing up a gorgeous new motorcycle ready for a long ride! Happy Birthday my Timothy Paul! I love you!
Posted by Shirley Hoecherl on January 31, 2013
Tomorrow you would be 42 here on earth. We still miss you, & want you to know we all have our special memories of times we spent with you. Love you always!
Mom & Dad
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on September 4, 2012
At the end of my workday. I remember how I used to come home after a stressful day and you could make it all better. I'm not sure if it was the arrival of this date been stressed a lot and decided to leave my job. Not sure what I will do next. Wish I could talk to you about it over a quiet dinner or walk on the beach. There will never be any one like you. I love you! See you in my dreams!
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Posted by Chad Zahn on February 1, 2020
Today was always a happy day for me because you would be a year older than me (until May) and I’d make fun of how old you were! Lol
Wow - I still can’t believe you are gone! If I were to see you tomorrow it would feel like we never missed a beat and like we were just together last week. We always had that - where we could be apart for months and as soon as we were hanging out again, it was like we never missed a day!
It’s been 20 years now my friend. I hope I get to see you again when it’s my time to go . I miss you. You were my best friend and I still call you that today when I talk about you. Take care. I love you bud.
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on February 1, 2020
Happy (49th) birthday, my husband. I wrote more of our story the other night. It’s taking a long time but I hope to finish it one day. If not, it’s ok. We know our story. ❤️ I woke the next day in a little bit of a daze and so happy. Writing about us made it feel so real again. I miss you. One year closer to seeing you again. Love forever, your wife.
Posted by Heather Holt Hoecherl on December 31, 2019
20 years ago on New Year’s Eve was such a magical night that I’ll never forget. Standing in the snow at the Idaho State Capitol. Thousands of people all around but in my mind it was just you and I. Fireworks set off over the capitol building at the stroke of midnight. You holding me tight and kissing me, making me forget it was only 34 degrees out. We were so happy. Looking forward to trying to starting our family that year. So many plans. Our last New Year’s Eve together. It was perfect. I had no idea what the year had planned for us. I’ll miss you my whole life. Until I’m with you again. Love forever, your wife.
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Shared by Jerry NIcks on September 4, 2019
Tim,
It wasn’t long enough bud, but love you brother. My first love Barb, says the best of you and she helped raise you. Got to love you for that. Miss you, and the contribution you could be making today. God bless...Jerry
Shared by Chad Zahn on February 2, 2019

This was just a very warm, beautiful Spring day at RAF Woodbridge in England (1992) - a few months after Tim and I arrived (across the pond) as they say.  It was a weekend and everybody had the day off so a group of us from work got together to throw the football around, play some volleyball, bbq, hangout and enjoy the weather. 

Miss you bud! Loved our competitiveness with each other - football, motorcycles, fooseball, you name it! You were a great friend. 

Shared by Chad Zahn on February 2, 2019

Tim, Russ, Joey, Abe, and I went camping and mountain biking up to the top of Mt. Snowden, Wales. We stood on a rock pillar at the top (the highest point in all of the UK) and froze our butts off posing for this picture with the 40 mph winds!  

If you look real close you can see frost starting to form on Tim’s eye lashes. Lol. It was so cold and windy I had to cover the side of my face. 

We got down from the rock, grabbed a cup of hot chocolate at the little snack bar and rode our bikes all the way down to the bottom. Was a really fun ride down.