Connie Sue and Jimmie Atwood were Timber Valley residents for over 30 years: well-known, well-liked and active in park activities. Jimmie passed away Sept. 30, 2017 and Connie Sue, Sept 20, 2020. Connie Sue was living in Oakland with her daughter, Terry, when she died on her birthday.
Jimmie was in the Army in 1950s and together they lived in New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Before moving here, they worked in Yellowstone in 1987, the year of the “big fire”. They became lease holders in Timber Valley on May 4, 1990.
Their three daughters were born in El Paso, Texas, Terry Stephson, Donna Sue Martinez and Bonnie Jean Montoya. Connie Sue and Jimmie had six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Connie Sue is remembered as a “great Mom who was always there for us,” by her daughters.
Her friends in Timber Valley remember her love of playing “Hand and Foot”, “Pokeno” and other games. She was active in Jacks and Jill’s and in Chapter Nine. Part of Timber Valley’s history has passed away with the loss of these early day residents.