Alma Adelbert Timpson, died April 2, 1997.
He was born in Iona, Idaho on March 28, 1905 to John Herbert and Jeanetta Ann Timpson and was raised in Holladay, Utah. He as the 18th child of 20. As a product of plural marriage he loved and respected this principle and both his mothers: Jeanetta and Sarah.A mission served in 1925 to 1927 for the LDS Church in Hull, England confirmed his convictions of the gospel. Demonstrating these convictions he lived a life long service as a missionary of Jesus Christ.
Because his strong beliefs in and participating in the fundamental principles revealed by Joseph Smith, including celestial marriage, he served a prison terms from 1944-45. He was the last person to have served time in prison for living celestial marriage.
In 1960, he moved to Colorado City, Arizona where he continued to live by these principles and taught them to a large family. Order and cleanliness were paramount in his life.
He was a successful businessman. He was intimately involved in the pioneering of Centennial Park. He is acknowledged as a great teacher by family, friends and acquaintances. As a servant of the Lord, Jesus Christ, His Gospel was the focal point of Brother Timpson's life.
He is preceded in death by his three parents, 18 brothers and sisters, three wives, two daughters, and two sons.
He is survived by his sister, Thelma Brown; his posterity includes 35 sons, 31 daughters, 13 foster children, approximately 347 grandchildren; and 151 great-grandchildren. He leaves behind many children with strong religious convictions as attested by their strong involvement in church and community activities.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 6, 1997 at 2 p.m. mountain daylight time in the Centennial Park Chapel. Friends may call Saturday from 6-9 p.m. at the Timpson home 365 W. Johnson Ave., and Sunday from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. prior to services at the chapel. Burial will be in the Centennial Park Cemetery under the direction of Spilsbury & Beard Mortuary, St. George, Utah, 673-2454.
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