Mary Lou Timmons, 78, of Sun City West., Ariz. passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.
Mary Lou Cavett was born on November 8, 1933 at home on their farm in Grandview to parents, Lydia and Paul Cavett. She spent her childhood on the Rosa and graduated from Grandview High School.
Mary Lou met the love of her life and best friend, Bill Timmons, while in high school. They were married on June 11, 1951 in Grandview before he had to return to active duty in California.
She went with Bill and remained with him until she had to return home to give birth to their daughter, Cathy on Feb. 26, 1953.
Bill was released nine days later and upon his return they began farming with Mary Lou's father until 1961.
In 1961 they moved south of Grandview to begin 40 years as a devoted and hard working partnership in farming grapes and asparagus.
Mary Lou enjoyed cooking, gardening, flower arranging, traveling, working side by side with Bill and playing with her twin grandsons.
Bill and Mary traveled to 47 countries between 1971 and 2000. They had many wonderful trips with friends. One very special trip was in 1979 when they were accompanied by several friends and their daughter, Cathy traveling across the Orient.
In 1995 they built a beautiful retirement home in Sun City West, Ariz., where they spent many warm and wonderful winters until they moved there permanently in 2001.
Mary Lou and Cathy loved to work together on family history projects and scrapbooking. The last several years, Mary Lou had created some of the most artistic and beautifully crafted memory books for her family and friends.
Since she enjoyed cooking and creating wonderful dishes and desserts, as her mother did, she focused a lot of her time creating heirloom cookbooks from these time honored recipes. They will be gifts we will treasure forever.
Mary Lou was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She gave freely of her love and caring whenever anyone was in need.
She loved her family intensely and when her grandsons, Christopher and Michael, were born her life took on a new focus and meaning with them at the center of her heart and attention.
Mary Lou is remembered by her husband, Bill; daughter, Cathy (Chad) Feuerborn of Portland, Ore.: grandsons. Michael and Christopher Feuerborn of Scottsdale, Ariz.; sister, Willa Belle Walli; five nieces and nephews, Cindy Rattray, Paula Cherry, Mike Cherry, Sue Williams and Bobette Davis; she was also blessed to have eight great- nieces and nephews; and five great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Anna Mae Davis; and Anna's husband, Neil; as well as her parents, Lydia and Paul Cavett.
Celebration of Mary Lou's life will be private and held later this summer.
Bill, Cathy, Chad, Michael and Christopher thank you for all your wonderful thoughts and prayers over the years.