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Tim Shea Obituary
Tim Shea 82, former Sheriff of Mendocino County & much-loved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away on Nov. 18, 2017 in the loving embrace of family. Tim was born in Bakersfield CA on July 15, 1935. His family eventually moved to Fort Bragg, CA where he graduated High School with the class of 1953. He served in the US Army and spent part of his tour in Germany, where his love for travel and adventure began. In 1957 Tim met Alma Grant in Ukiah and they were married from 1958-1995. Tim began his career in Law Enforcement in 1960 with the Ukiah Police Dept, where he served for 11 years and achieved the rank of Sergeant. In 1972 he was hired by then-Sheriff Reno Bartolomie as his Undersheriff. After Sheriff Bartolomie retired, Tim served as a Sergeant with the Coast sector, based out of Fort Bragg. In 1982, he was elected Sheriff-Coroner of Mendocino County and served 2 terms, retiring in 1990. He was involved in numerous community projects and was a member of the Ukiah Kiwanis Club. Tim moved to Prescott, AZ in 2001 with his companion Edwina Carr, where they enjoyed many adventures and he pursued his hobby of Genealogy research. An avid reader, he also compiled an extensive list of books read. In March of 2016, Tim moved closer to family in Texas, where he continued to live life with strength, love, humor and grace. He is survived by his sister Barbara Greppi of Ukiah, children Diana ( Ron) Welch of Austin, Tx; Mike (Christy) Shea of Santa Rosa, CA, Linda Finch of Nevada; his grandchildren Meredith (Narada) Hudson-Redfield of Ukiah, Brett & Alyssa Shea of Santa Rosa, Brian Finch of Ireland and great-grandson Bodhi Redfield of Ukiah. He was pre-deceased by his parents Carl & Esther, and brothers Dan & Jack. At his request, there will be no services, however the family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to any children's benefit, Veteran's support group or the (national)
Published in Ukiah Daily Journal on Nov. 29, 2017
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