Born Jan. 30, 1949, Lynda Timeus passed away in her home on Saturday, March 24, 2018.
Lynda was preceded in death by her mother Geri Jordan, and is survived by her husband of 47 years, Harvey Timeus; her father, Elmer Jordan; sister, Shirley Brazille of Kalwock, Alaska; brother, Jim Jordan; and sister, Karen Crump, both life-long residents of Brookings.
Lynda is also survived by her three children and their families, daughter Sara Timeus Ortega of Fallon, Nevada, and two sons Clint Timeus and Jay Timeus. Both sons reside in Brookings. Lynda was a loving grandmother to seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
As a lifelong resident of Brookings, Lynda, her sisters and brother grew up spending summers in their swimsuits on the Chetco River Bar. Her family home on Parkview Drive was built by her father Elmer and his father-in-law, Jim Hocking. Born into a large family, the Jordan home had an open door that was often filled with family, aunts, uncles and many cousins.
As an adult, Lynda’s love of nature never waned. Her garden was filled with berries, fruit, veggies and, of course, flowers. Love flowed out to her feathered friends as well. From the kitchen windows you could often see dozens of birds flocking to receiving her kindness.
As a Chetco/Tututni descendant and an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Lynda’s legacy was expressed in countless ways. As the Brookings-Harbor School District director of the Title Vll Indian Education program for 37 years, Lynda shared her cultural heritage with several generations of students, many of whom remember her as the “Indian Lady.” Offering enrichment activities including cultural arts and crafts, traditional cooking and Native American history was part of the program as well as one on one tutoring for native students.
Serving as president of the Chetco Memorial Board of Directors for the Chetco Indian Memorial Project was a crowning glory for Lynda. Her tireless energy to see the project to completion will be carried on by devoted board members who have worked side by side actively garnering support to build a beautiful interpretive site with their mission to convey a more inclusive telling of Brookings history.
In lieu of flowers Lynda requested donations be made to the Chetco Indian Memorial Project. Donations can be made to: http://chetcoindianmemorial.com/content/donations or Chetco Historical Memorial Project, Box 7294, Brookings, OR 97415.
Memorial services will be at the Brookings Seventh-day Adventist Church, 102 Park Ave., Sunday, April 8, at 1 p.m.
Redwood Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed online at www.redwoodmemorial.net.