L. David Timms

L. David Timms, beloved husband, father and friend unexpectedly was called out of time into eternity on Saturday, June 28. Laura, his wife of 12 years, daughter Trinity Leona, the Miller family, and a host of friends grieve the loss of his companionship on this side of time.

Dave was born on 11/1/62 in Reno, NV, and later adopted into the family of Virginia Leona and Robert Bettes Timms. Jiggs and Reno, the Sierra Nevada, and later the Pacific Northwest formed Dave’s geographic soul, and their call was always with him during his sojourn in Pennsylvania.

After 2 years of playing football at U of N -Reno and other adventures including back packing trips in Yosemite, Dave began a career as a surgical technologist. He then moved from Reno to Portland where he and Laura met, and later they “traveled” to other hospitals around the US. Recently Dave has been the orthopedic co-odinator for the surgical team at LRMC.

Dave and Laurie’s love for gardening brought color and life to the preserved farm where they were caretakers for the length of their marriage. Together they enjoyed many happy occasions with family and friends including a weeding party, wagon rides on Halloween, Cornstock gatherings with “Bad Medicine” music, and 4th of July fireworks.

The family has made cremation arrangements, and friends are invited to bring a written memory and a chair for an outdoor celebration in honor of Dave’s life at the Timms home: 650 Cider Press Rd., Manheim on Saturday, July 5,
from 10 till noon.

Gifts in Dave’s memory can be made to: Trinity Timms, for Education Fund and sent to Grandma Kathy Miller, 830 Columbia Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603 or contact: marcandjulie@hotmail.com

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  • Hello, I have been fortunate to find a piece of art that may have been done by Laurie. I’m in Tacoma, Washington, it’s 2020 and the piece is dated 2003. What are the chances! If you would like to have it back, I would be happy to send it to you. I think it’s a lovely piece. Please feel free to contact me at my email address below. Please accept condolences. What a wonderful talent! cjb

  • Laurie, we are so sorry for your loss. There are no words from us that can comfort – only our Lord can do that. Our prayers are with you and Trinity and we will continue to lift them up

  • I learned to today (while attending a orthopedic meeting in Seattle) that Dave has passed. My knees almost buckled! I can’t begin to tell you Laura, how sorry I am for you and your daughters loss. Dave is truly one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. My family and I recently moved back to the Lancaster area after a 4 year hiatus in Atlanta…..people like Dave, are reason we decided to move back to this area.
    2 weeks ago Dave greeted me in the doctors lounge after hearing I was in the OR. He approached me with those big arms wide open……he gave me a big hug and immediately ask about my family. We spent all day in the OR together and had plans to have dinner soon. Well, God had different plan. And although we might question why bad things happen to good people, we have to trust God and know that this was his will.

  • Laura, Trinity, Family and Friends,
    Like so many others have expressed, the shock and disbelief that Dave is no longer with us in body, is very painful. His spirit lives on in all of us and I am very happy to have known and worked with Dave. We worked together on Friday and as the day was ending he remarked, “thanks for a great day Tom, have a nice weekend and I’ll see you Monday.” Well my friend, Monday never came and I shall think of you often. God rest your soul and may your family find some peace.
    A Friend

  • Laurie and extended family, my heart goes out to you. I am too overwhelmed for words. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you right now. May God’s grace and mercy sustain you through this very difficult time. I enjoyed getting to know him through family reunions. He will be missed.

  • Dear Laura,

    We were shocked to hear of Dave passing away so suddenly. We will keep you, your daughter, Trinity and family in our prayers as you all walk through the loss of your precious husband.

  • Dear Laura,

    It was a shock to hear of Dave passing away suddenly. Our heart felt sympathy go out to you, your precious daughter,Trinity, your mom and dad and all of your family. We will keep you in our prayers as you all walk through this very difficult loss.

  • Fare you well, fare you well,
    we love you more than words can tell
    Listen to the river sing sweet songs
    To rock our souls

    Peace & Love,
    Jim Meenan

  • Dear Laura,

    So sorry for your loss. I’ve been thinking the past few days of the fun memories I have of you and Dave. The time you visited Chicago and dined at the restaurant I worked at, family reunions and weddings. Dave was such a fun guy with a warm heart and an obvious love for life. Somewhere in my things I still have a Christmas card you two sent me from years ago. It was beautifully written and captured what must have been a magical year together. My hope is that you find comfort in friends and family. I will be keeping you and Trinity in my thoughts and prayers.

  • To Laura & Family,

    I was so saddened to hear of Dave’s sudden passing. Dave & I often worked together before my retirement. I’d just stopped in at LRMC’s OR on Thursday. Dave always had a kind word & I talked a few minutes, as he was between cases.
    May God keep you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Our deepest sympathies to you & your family at this sudden loss. It is our prayer that Jesus as Comforter be with you… in moments that seem overwhelming may you feel His strong hugs envelope you, when tears are falling may you sense His shoulders to lean hard into & weep and when that round of tears ceases may His gentle hands dry your face.

  • It was a with shock and disbelief that I learned of Dave’s passing last Saturday evening. I am still having trouble coming to terms of the reality of his absence. I have many fond memories of our times together. I nearly always referred to him as a brother-in-law because of our immediate friendship and similar tastes in music and culture. One of my first encounters was when Laurie brought him to Gramdpa and Grandma Millers to introduce him to the Miller family. Grandma Miller (Graciela) turned to look up from the stove where she was getting another scrumptous meal ready and had to keep looking higher and higher till she could see his face at 6’5″ from her vantage point of about 5’2″. Her comment was, “Man, you take up a lot of space!” That was when we named him Big Davc. He had a big physic, he had a big heart and he made a big impression on our family. Our Miller family has many personalities and he took up a lot of space in our lives. We are going to feel a lot of hurt by the absence of his big personality. He was loved by many and we have been blessed by God to have him with us for only 52 years. I don’t understand why the good die young. I need to learn to live each day as a gift and appreciate each and every blessing. Dave, we only knew you for brief moment, but you will live in our hearts forever.

  • Dear Laura and family,

    I am so sorry to read of your loss! I will always remember Dave’s (and Laura’s) generous hospitality and Halloween party. Our thoughts are with you as you celebrate Dave’s life this weekend.

    Karlene and Brian Beam

  • I was so shocked and saddened to learn of Dave’s sudden passing. He was such a large, warm personality who always had a smile and a laugh for everyone. We’d even spoken the day before his death about plans for the Fourth, a day that we shared and celebrated the past two years together with Laura, Trinity, and friends.

    I’m so sorry that I will not be able to attend the gathering on 7/5/14, but will be there in heart and spirit. My deepest condolences to the Millers, Laura, and Trinity for this truly tragic and untimely passing. He will be greatly missed.

  • To Laura and the Miller Family:

    So saddened to hear of the sudden loss of your husband, son-in-law and brother-in-law. Dave was my escort for Jeff and Sue’s wedding. At the rehearsal, Dave suggested that we skip down the aisle during the recessional….so we did! He seemed like the kind of guy who enjoyed life to the fullest…finding joy in everyday moments. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during the difficult days, weeks and months to come. Praying for God’s peace and comfort to surround you all.


    Kaylene Brubaker

  • It was with great shock and deep sadness that I heard of David’s passing. He was a dear friend and a very special person. My thoughts and prayers are with Laura, Trinity and family. Regretfully I’m unable to travel to attend the memorial gathering, but my thoughts will be with everyone as David’s life is celebrated on Saturday.

  • Laura, Trinity, and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was one of the most genuine and nicest guys I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with. He was an eternal optimist, and I always enjoyed our conversations at the hospital.
    Rest in peace Dave.

    Chris Kager

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