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Ruth Lucille Marie Timblin

June 1, 1929 — November 13, 2019

                     (RUTH) LUCILLE MARIE TIMBLIN


   Lucille Timblin, surrounded by her family, passed on November 13, 2019 after a long and loving life.  Lucille overcame cancer, successfully dealt with heart problems and rheumatoid arthritis while living at her home in Colburn, Idaho. 

   Lucille was born in Baker, Montana in 1929 to Alfred and Dorothy Miller. She spent her early childhood on a farm in Wibeaux, Montana along with her sister Eleanor and two brothers Ed and Frank Miller.  The family moved to Sandpoint, Idaho and lived in Milltown and then in a home on Pine Street before moving to the family farm north of Sandpoint.  Lucille attended both Lincoln and Farmin schools.  While in high school, in her senior year, she met the love of her life Jim Timblin, a WWII Navy veteran. 

      Lucille and Jim eloped and were married in Thompson Falls, Montana in 1946.  They lived in the Sandpoint and Colburn area for the first six years of their marriage.  Sons Dennis, Larry and daughter Vicki were born during this time and kept Lucille very busy.  During this time Lucille’s youngest sister Patsy Miller was born. 

   Jim’s job working in timber industry required a life of many relocations.  The family moved first to Lolo Hot Springs, Belnap and then Missoula, Montana. It was during the four years in Missoula that the next child, Timothy, was born.  Lucille worked at Saint Patrick Hospital for a brief time, but her time working at Saint Patrick Hospital was short because she wanted to be back with her children doing what she loved most, being a wife and mom.  Because of her kindness the children on the block would flock to her house for treats and fun.

   The family returned to Idaho and lived first in Sandpoint and then in Kootenai, where the youngest son Michael was born.  Shortly after, they all made the final move to the family farm in Colburn, Idaho. While living in Colburn, Lucille juggled kids in sports, choir, pageants and big family gatherings; while, cleaning and cooking for her husband and the older kids who were working different shifts.  Even with this busy, grueling schedule she always made time for the nieces, nephews and neighborhood kids who gathered at her house for treats and attention.  After raising her own family, Jim and Lucille took on the job of being surrogate parents to Enrique Hernandez and Pepe Olds and raised them as their own.  In her later years Lucille continued to heap her love on her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

   Lucille was the ultimate mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and always enjoyed having family around her.  We will all miss her physical presence but will endeavor to keep her loving, kind spirit in our hearts forever.

   Lucille was preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Dorothy Miller, sister Eleanor Selberg, husband Jim Timblin, son Larry Timblin, grandson Zachary Veldman, and son-in-law Al Veldman.

   Lucille is survived by son Dennis (Sharon) Timblin in Colburn, Idaho, daughter Vicki Veldman in Yakima, Washington, son Timothy (Christine) Timblin in Eagle Creek, Oregon, son Michael (Rosa) Timblin in Oregon City, Oregon, daughter-in-law Maria Timblin in Colburn, Idaho, brothers Ed (Marva) and Frank (Marcia) Miller, sister Patsy (Ron) Irons; also, Enrique Hernandez and Pepe Olds along with numerous nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

  Lucille will be laid to rest next to her husband Jim, June 1st with her children and immediate family in attendance. Due to COVID-19, memorial services will take place at a later date.



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