Crystal L. Timer- Borne

7 July, 198114 May, 2021
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Crystal Lynn Timer-Borne, 39, originally of Mt. Vision, was taken from us way to soon. Crystal passed away unexpectedly May 14, 2021. Crystal was born July 7, 1981 to John and Penelope Timer of Mt. Vision.

Crystal was cared for in her infant years by her Aunt Pam and later her Gramma Hall, when her parents were at work. She spent her summer vacations from school with Gramma Hall, helping on the family dairy farm, swimming in the pool, and riding on the back of her cousin’s dirt bike. Crystal wasn’t big on farm chores at Gramma’s or at home, but loved the animals. She preferred kittens over calves but she would spend her time petting whatever was available.

Crystal graduated from Laurens Central School with the Class of 2000. School work was not easy for her but being with people was. Solid people skills were her strong suit, a skill that helped her find her way in the world. Crystal was always a dedicated employee. She started out working locally at Ames department store, then Price Chopper, Bassett, Spring Brook, Taylors, and most recently Hannaford in Cairo. In April of 2021, she was recognized with her 5-year service pin from Hannaford and was very proud of it. Crystal loved her job at Hannaford and the wonderful people she worked with and for. Crystal was the most loving daughter and sister imaginable. She was a bright light that touched so many and always saw the positive in even some of the crummiest things. Crystal had a kind and gentle soul combined with a big heart and a constant smile. She was sensitive and used that in her eloquent and heartfelt posts and letters to friends and family. For those that had the privilege of sharing a good joke with Crystal, they will never forget her laugh as it usually ended with her wrinkling her nose and snorting. She enjoyed trips with family and friends to places ranging from Arizona to Florida to Salem, Massachusetts. Crystal was content with an independent, simple life. She appreciated the most basic things that others take for granted. Crystal’s greatest joy in life was just spending time with family and friends.

Crystal is survived by her mother Penelope (special family friend William Howard) Timer of Mt. Vision, her sister Jennifer (Marilyn “The Other Half”) Timer of Hartwick and grandmother Lillian Hall of Oneonta. Aunts-Pamela (Bill) Sands, Donna (Don) Decker, Wendy (Frank) Cleaveland, Betty (Les) Burgess, Marilyn Garman, and Mary (Mark) Timer. Uncles-Fred (Andrea) Hall, Albert (Lee) Timer, Jim (Kim) Timer, several cousins, great aunts, and great uncles. Special extended family include great uncle and aunt, Jack and Toy Kostbar, cousin Jack (Janet) Kostbar, cousin Ray Timer, and his entire family. Special friends Liz, Megan and Kristal. Crystal was predeceased by her father John Timer, grandfather Fred Hall Sr., grandparents Albert and Emily Timer, Uncle Herb Garman, and cousin Adam Burgess. Crystal was loved by many, and will continue to stay in our hearts and minds forever and motivate us to be loving, kind and good, like she was.

A gathering of friends and family will take place on Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 12-2 p.m. in the Bookhout Funeral Home 357 Main Street, Oneonta. A Memorial Service will be held immediately following at 2 p.m. in the Funeral Home.

A memorial scholarship will be established and contributions can be directed to Laurens Central School, 55 Main St, Laurens, NY 13796, in care of the Crystal Timer-Borne Memorial Scholarship.


  • Gathering of Friends & Family

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Lisa Cummings

7 June 2021

I worked with Crystal at Price Chopper for a few years.We had the best of times.I was sad when she moved away but we still kept in touch after all these years.I will miss her sense of humor and smile.She will be missed dearly.

Melanie Timer

31 May 2021

So shocked and saddened when we heard of Crystal's passing. She was always smiling, always kind and checking up on us, her extended family in Florida. We had such fun when she came to visit us here, and always enjoyed when she would stop by when we were visiting Lillian Timer in Mount Vision. The photos posted here show her joy in life and sweetness. Thinking of you all, fly high sweet Crystal ❤

Marian (Timer) Jeffery

28 May 2021

Dear Penny and Jen,
We are saddened to hear about the loss of Crystal. We remember her as always smiling and happy. She was a very kind soul and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
May all your memories of Crystal comfort you during this time.
Marian (Timer) and Bob Jeffery

Jamie Bonner

27 May 2021

You will be missed! My favorite memory will be when you made Thanksgiving dinner with my then sister in law Liz! You two did great and served great food! Thank you for blessing us with your smile!

Megan Falsetta

22 May 2021

Crystal was my best friend, my person. She was a light in the darkness, a shoulder to cry on, and someone that could make you laugh, even when things seemed grim. She made everyone in her life feel like they were the most important person. She gave encouragement and cheered on every accomplishment. She reminded me that being alive is not to be taken for granted and that love is the only currency you really need. May her love continue, even in her absence, because she will never leave our hearts.

Morgaine (Brindle) Hughes

20 May 2021

My thoughts and well wishes to all Crystal's loved ones and family. She took time to talk to and laugh with the very awkward girl from another country who just showed up Junior year and, as a still very awkward woman, I deeply appreciate her warmth and kindness and remember her so very fondly for it. Brightest blessings to you all and may everyone's love help soothe your souls.

Sue Gagnon

20 May 2021

As a little girl I remember Crystal as a quiet, gentle soul. Soft spoken and big hearted with a smile and laugh that you just couldn't help but enjoy seeing and hearing.
May God bless Crystal and her family.

Sandra Crane

20 May 2021

My thoughts and prayers to Penny and Jenn . Chris was just a kind thoughtful young lady ... Have know her since the day she was born .. Gone way to soon ... I will miss all of our messaging back and forth . She loved life to the fullness... rip

Shirley Taylor

18 May 2021

Penny and Jen, It is with the deepest sympathy that I send thoughts and prayers for all of you at this time of loss. No words can ease the pain of losing a daughter/ sister/ friend , but hold tight to your memories of your beautiful Crystal. She will be remembered by so many of us.

Melissa Young (Shaw)

18 May 2021

Sending prayers and my deepest sympathies to Penny and Jen. Thinking of you guys and so very sorry for your loss.

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