Welcome to Tim's Pharmacy & Gift Shop!
Our pharmacy has served Yelm and surrounding communities for over 100 years! A lot has changed in those 100 years, but one thing has remained constant, at our pharmacy you can expect to be treated with dignity and compassion from caring, friendly, and knowledgeable staff. Whether you’ve been a customer of ours for decades or are new to us, we’d love to serve you and show you why we plan on faithfully serving this community for another 100 years to come!
Tim’s Pharmacy and Gift Shop (as it is known today) has served the community for over 100 years! The current ownership, including Will and Courtney Quinby, took over for Tim and Nancy Larsen in 2018. Tim and Nancy owned the store for nearly 40 years, having purchased it from Mr. Ed Pickett in 1979. Mr. Pickett bought the store from R.B. Patterson in 1949. The store was originally opened in 1919 by R.B. Patterson
Will and Courtney Quinby
The current owners of Tim’s, Will and Courtney met while in pharmacy school at Washington State University. Both Will and Courtney grewup within pharmacy families. Will’s father is a pharmacy owner, and Courtney’s grandfather and great-grandfather were pharmacy owners. After several years of working for national chain pharmacies, Will and Courtney knew there was a better way to serve their customers. Will and Courtney believe that independent and locally owned pharmacies offer a tremendous value to the community. Independent pharmacies are able to serve their patients in unique ways that the national chains simply cannot match. With that mind-set, and seeing a need in their community after another independent pharmacy closed its doors, they took a leap of faith and opened the Centralia Pharmacy in May of 2017. Shortly thereafter, another community need presented itself when Tim and Nancy Larsen approached them with their impending retirement. Will and Courtney felt honored and blessed that Tim and Nancy would choose them as the next stewards of Tim’s Pharmacy. The torch was passed to Will and Courtney in November of 2018. The Quinby’s are excited to lead Tim’s Pharmacy and Gift Shop into the future!
Tim and Nancy Larsen
Tim (from whom the store gets its namesake) and his wife Nancy owned the pharmacy from 1979 until 2018. Tim and Nancy grew their pharmacy and gift shop into the community stalwart it is today. Their approach to serving their customers was, well……special. They served as a shining example of what it means to serve the community from the place that God leads you. Tim and Nancy are currently enjoying their retirement and spending much deserved time with their family. We wish them well! Thank you Tim and Nancy!