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Dec. 23,1944-June 24, 2012
On a beautiful Sunday evening, at the age of 67, Linda Tims passed away peacefully at home after a 2 year battle with cancer. Surrounded by three generations of family, as the room darkened at the beginning of sunset, her children moved in close and took hold of her hands. Knowing she was in the presence of their love, she took her last breath, exiting this life and entering into a greater realm, where she will be received by her parents Blanca and Bill. She is survived by the love of her life and fiancee, Bob Francis; her two brothers, Bill Schneider (Chris) and Bob Schneider (Dana); her children, daughters Danielle Skinner (Dean), Devon Rymer (Andy), and son Andrew Tims; her grandchildren, Charley, Mikaela, Sienna, Isabella, and Jack; as well as a large extended family and many friends. A lifelong Southbay resident, she was raised in Hermosa Beach and attended American Martyrs and Bishop Montgomery High School. She later moved to Manhattan Beach where she raised her kids and lived for the rest of her life. She will be most remembered as a proud, loving and devoted mother of 3 and grandmother of 5. Utterly selfless, with a tireless work ethic and a highly valued Catholic education, she put her three children through American Martyrs, Bishop Montgomery and Loyola High Schools, and UCLA while working at Sandpiper Realty and later Robison-Cole Plumbing. In 1983 she started her own business, Professional Property Management, which she operated for 29 years. She proudly and unfailingly served her clients, even through her battle with melanoma. During this battle her doctor, whom she held in very high regard, ever amazed at her will and determination, called her the toughest woman he'd ever seen. She has inspired all with her courage. Among her favorite things were walking the dogs with friends and neighbors, shopping for gifts to give to others, taking weekend trips to Rosarito or Ensenada, and in particular, Sunday barbecues with the family. Among other things, she was known for her own unique sense of style, her strong personal beliefs and integrity, her unending generosity and her love of 4th of July celebrations. A funeral mass will be celebrated at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach on July 2, 2012 at 2:00pm with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on June 28, 2012