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Shirley May Timmons

Shirley May Timmons

May 22, 1931 - Sep. 2, 2023

Date of Service: Sep. 23, 2023

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HEYBURN – Shirley May Timmons, 92, of Paul, Idaho, passed away at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Cassia Regional Hospital, in Burley.

She was born on May 22, 1931, in Venice, California, to Nellie and Julian O. Johns. On May 22, 1941, Nellie married Frederick Erve Bedke, who blessed Shirley with two sisters: Ruth and Nelda. Shortly thereafter, he formally adopted Shirley as his daughter.

Shirley met Robert Allen Timmons in Albion, Idaho, and they were married February 26, 1952. They subsequently had four children: Tim (Robert), Bill, David, and Tom. She currently has 19 beautiful grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren (with one on the way), and 27 great-great-grandchildren.

While raising her children, Shirley attended Idaho State University and received her B.S. Degree in 1967. She then taught school in the Minidoka School District for approximately 20 years. Shirley was very involved at First Christian Church for many years as Deaconess, along with the Praise team playing the violin, and singing in the choir.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob; and half-sisters, Ruth and Nelda.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at First Christian Praise Chapel, located at 1110 8th St., in Rupert, with Pastor Richard Molina officiating. Burial will follow at Rupert Cemetery.

Family and friends will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, prior to the service, at the church.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/AsqPoYaD-B0.

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From Mary Zarybnisky:
I enjoyed the years I taught with Shirley @ Washington School. She was one of my mentors, but more importantly she was my friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
From Janet (Parker) Greenwell:
She was my 6th grade teacher in 70-71 at the old Washington school. She was strict, but I remember a lot of fun too! She made everyone feel a part of the class. Condolences to the family. RIP Mrs. Timmons.
From The Kitt family :
So many memories of Shirley. Our family will miss your spunky attitude and smile. RIP good and faithful servant.
From Renae:
Haven’t seen Shirley for quite awhile but always thought of her and really enjoyed riding with her when she was a Wrangler.
From Anne & Jacky Gochnour:
My moms best friends for many many years. She saw so funny and sweet. She was a spitfire for sure.
From Laurel Bott Olmsted:
They were our neighbors for many years. I grew up with the boys. Sending my love to you all.
From Carolyn Firth:
I enjoyed getting to know Shirley when we rode together in the Minidoka Wranglers. She was a lot of fun, and I remember her love of Arabian horses. My condolences to her family.
From Dona:
She was a wonderful teacher and a lovely person!!
From Carla Ransom:
She was my 6th grade teacher. She was a family friend, my grandmother loved their time together. R.I.P.
From Nonnie Osterhout Johnston:
What a wonderful lady. R I P
From Janie Payne:
Best math teacher. Learned a lot from her.
From Julie Draper:
My condolences to the family. I’m so sorry. She was a great lady. Loved her. She was my neighbor for a year. So. I didn’t know her long. Please tell me when the funeral will be.
From Annie & Marty Holmes:
Aunt Shirley was one of a kind. She will be missed by all her family and friends. Rest in peace Aunt Shirley. We love you and will miss you.
From Dale and Teresa graham:
What a wonderful person
From Jerry and Claudia:
One of the greatest of that generation, rest in peace Shirley

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