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Telly Oscar "Ted" Imus
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Birth: Dec. 9, 1919
Mohave County
Arizona, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 2009
Burns Lake
British Columbia, Canada

Former Ormsby County Welfare Commissioner Ted Imus passed away at the age of 89, Feb. 25, 2009 at The Pines nursing home in Burns Lake, British Columbia, Canada. Mr. Imus lived in Carson City from 1954 to 1965, serving as commissioner for six years. He was a general building contractor in Carson City, building the first phase of Edith W. Fritsch School, the first structure at the Carson City Animal Control facility, and the Andy Butti Motors building on the corner of Hwy 50 East and North Plaza Street as well as many homes in the city. In addition, he did some remodeling work on the First Presbyterian Church, the old Carson City Courthouse, and the old Carson City Post Office (now known as the Paul Laxalt Building). Imus Road in Carson City is named for him.

Ted was born in Hackberry, Arizona on December 9, 1919, the son of a cattle rancher. He married Clarice McIntyre in 1938; the marriage ended in 1951. He and Clarice had three children. Ted was drafted into the United States Army during World War II serving as a drill instructor at Camp Roberts, Calif. He was always a cowboy at heart and belonged to a riding club in Carson City, riding in the 1960 centennial reenactment of the Pony Express. He fed his family with home grown beef, pork, chickens, and he had a milk cow.

In 1965 Ted and his second wife, Barbara, bought a ranch in Colleymount, British Columbia, Canada and moved the family there. He was preceded in death by Barbara and his first wife, Clarice. Among his survivors are ten children, Bonnie Naillon of Aurora, Mo.; Dick Imus of Stanwood, Wash.; Sharon Wood of Mound House; Linda Gottschalk of Carson City; Steve Imus of Colleymount, British Columbia, Canada; Terry Imus of Sparks; Suzette Chaney of Dayton; Hiram Imus of Bonita Springs, Fla., Bill Imus of Colleymount, British Columbia, Canada; Kate Maryon of Alberta, Canada; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Family links: 
  Hiram Burl Imus (1885 - 1940)
  Chloe Dell Bland Benton (1887 - 1969)
  Barbara Louise Colson Imus (1923 - 1998)*
  Clarice Lucille Mcintyre Harlis (1919 - 2004)*
  Bonnie Lou Imus Naillon (1939 - 2010)*
  Ina J. Curtis (1909 - 2002)*
  Marvin H Imus (1911 - 1981)*
  June Imus Rossi (1913 - 2008)*
  Sarah Rose Imus Rossi (1914 - 2003)*
  Telly Oscar Imus (1919 - 2009)
  Frank Hale Imus (1926 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
Burns Lake Municipal Cemetery
Burns Lake
Bulkley-Nechako Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
Plot: E-16
Created by: E N
Record added: Feb 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66089683
Telly Oscar Ted Imus
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Telly Oscar Ted Imus
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Telly Oscar Ted Imus
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Rest in peace
- Cori H
 Added: Apr. 16, 2011

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