In memory of
Frederick William Timms, long-time resident of Fort Bragg, California, died at the age of 81 on Dec. 4, 2018 at Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa, California. He lived in Fort Bragg from 1972 to 1997 with his wife Joanne (Joedy) Timms and his two sons, Daniel and Douglas. Frederick (Fred) was born on Feb. 18, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up at the Lake Bluff Children's Home in Lake Bluff, Illinois. After many adventures, which included running from Berkeley, California, to Washington, D.C., in protest of the Vietnam War, he met the love of his life, Joedy, in the San Francisco Bay Area and married her in 1967. Their fraternal twin sons, Daniel Mark and Douglas Scott, were born on Sept. 22, 1968 in Greenbrae, California. The family moved up the coast in 1972 and made their home just north of town on six acres of land, near the Inglenook Fen. For many years, the family attended The First Presbyterian Church of Fort Bragg, California. Fred loved the ocean, the sand dunes, the forest, horses, dogs, long distance running, chess and ice cream. He made his living as a sign painter, artist and jack-of-all physical trades; he had a wild, untamable spirit. His final years were spent at the Yountville Veterans Hospital. He is survived by his sister, Rosemary Stewart, of Broadmoor, Illinois, and her family; his two sons, Daniel Parker-Timms of Lawrence, Kansas, and Douglas Timms of San Francisco, California; and his two grandsons, Reed and Alden Parker-Timms, also of Lawrence. While not a blood relative, Joedy's daughter, April Gobershock of Greenbrae, California, was a loving and generous caregiver in his final years. A Celebration of Life will be held at Heart's Desire Beach in Inverness, California, on Thursday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m., with hot cocoa provided. Please contact his son, Daniel, for further information.
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