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JAMES W. (JIM) TIMMONS February 27, 1926 - January 12, 2019 James W. (Jim) Timmons passed away, on January 12, 2019 at home on Essex Ranch where he lived for the entirety of his 92 years. His last days were with family and his wonderful caregivers, with a view of the fields and forests of the Lindsay Creek valley, his life's work. Jim was born on February 27, 1926 to Charlotte and Glen Timmons. He attended Arcata High School, graduating in 1944 and volunteered for service in the Army Air Corps. After discharge from the Army in 1945, he began studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated in 1951 with a degree in Forestry. While at Cal he met Sara (Sally) Blocklinger and they were married in 1951. They returned to the ranch where Jim assumed increasing responsibility for management of the livestock and timberland. Their life together flourished until 1970, when Sally passed away. In the late 1950's Glen and Jim formed G. F. Timmons and Son. They operated the ranch together until Jim acquired the ranch in 1976. The ranch prospered under his stewardship. He made the property available for livestock, ranch management, forestry, wildlife studies, as well as social gatherings and a place where his children and grandchildren could build lasting memories. In 1972 Jim married Gail Palmer of Eureka. They were married for 40 years, traveling the US and the world. Gail passed away in 2013. Jim was very active with the livestock and forest products industries. He was president of the Humboldt County and California Cattlemen's Associations. He was active with the California Beef Council and the National Cattlemen's Association. He was a member of the Arcata School Board for many years. He is survived by his sister, Phyllis Parker, his children Rick Timmons, Carrie Davis (Bob), Melanie Currier, George Palmer, Dean Palmer (Nancy), nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Kaycie Palmer preceded him in death in 2007. In his final days, Jim was comforted by loved ones and the care he received from Hospice of Humboldt. The family extends love and thanks to his caregivers, Jill, Megan, Casey, Nancy and Marisela and Hospice of Humboldt. Remembrances are requested to Hospice of Humboldt or the . A service is planned for a later date in February. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com
Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2019
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