Obituaries for March 11, 2014

Billie Branch Goddard

Edwin Ross Timmins



Billie Branch Goddard

Billie Branch Goddard, of Herlong, died Feb. 28, 2014. She was born Sept. 11, 1929 in Glennville, Ga.              

She is survived children and grandchildren. There are no services at this time.


Edwin Ross Timmins

  Chester resident Edwin Ross Timmins passed from this life peacefully, Wednesday afternoon, March 5, 2014, under the compassionate care of the staff at Countryvilla Riverview located in Susanville.

  Born August 30, 1930 to the late Bryan and Nina (Bonham) Timmins in Arlington, Texas, Ed was raised and educated in Arlington where he graduated from high school.

  Following his high school graduation Ed enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where he was wounded in action and decorated for his valor while serving his country in Korea.

  Upon his honorable discharge, Ed moved to Susanville, where he enrolled in Lassen Community College. It is here he met a pretty young coed named Georgie Wharton; the couple was later united in holy matrimony at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Westwood. To this blessed union two daughters and a son were born.

  The newly weds settled in Chester and Ed began what became a 35-year career with the Collins Family working at their Chester Mill. He retired in 1985.

  Ed enjoyed spending time in the outdoors where he loved to fish and go woodcutting. He is a former member of the Lumber and Industrial Workers Union Local 3074.

  In passing, Ed leaves his daughters, Terri Fanning and her husband Donald, of Sidney, Mont., and Patricia Bustamante and her husband Frank, of Westwood, a son Albert “Chuck” Timmins, of Chester, along with seven grand- and nine great-grandchildren.

  He is preceded in his passing by his loving wife Georgie in November of 1998.

  A celebration of Ed’s life will take place Wednesday, March 12, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located in Clear Creek. Interment with military honors will take place alongside his wife in the Westwood Cemetery. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.


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