Jerri-Ann Tims

MANCHESTER – Jerri-Ann Tims, 65, of Manchester, was suddenly called home to be with God and his angels on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Jerri-Ann was born in Augusta on June 9, 1956, the daughter of Gerald L. Stevens and Marion C. Desrosier; as one of four children.

Jerri was a graduate of Cony High school. Shortly after graduating, she married Douglas W. Hance in 1977. Together they had a daughter, Kelly J. Hance. Jerri worked at Health Tex for many years, after they closed, she then decided to be a stay-at-home mom. Once Kelly became a teenager, Jerri went to work for the Augusta School Nutrition Program. While working there she met and made many close friends and enriched the lives and “bellys” of many children. After she divorced; while working there, she met the second love of her life, William R. Tims Sr. They were married on Nov. 23, 2002, while surrounded by family and friends. Jerri enjoyed many, many things such as gardening, bargain shopping and lawn sales, car shows and drag racing, horses and animals, and attending her grandchildrens’ sporting events. She loved being outside surrounded by nature. She adored her many animals; whether in the house or the barn. She loved to be social and around people. Jerri was outgoing, funny, loving, and knowledgeable of many things. Jerri-Ann was an absolute delight to be around and had such a joyful soul. She helped anyone and everyone she could, never turning down a request for help or to make food for an event or benefit. Jerri, along with her husband, Bill, coordinated, worked, and cooked for many benefits for friends, family, and her community. Together they also were very active within the Agricultural Fair Association and the Manchester Lions Club. Jerri embraced her new family and community as if she had been there for years. Family and friends brought great joy to Jerri-Ann.

Jerri-Ann was predeceased by her father, Gerald L. Stevens of Augusta; her brother, Jeffrey L. Stevens of Clarksville, Tennessee; her maternal grandparents, Clarence and Doris Patterson of Augusta; her uncle, Clarence Patterson Jr. and his wife Jane Patterson of Chelsea; mother-in-law, Theresa Tims of Manchester; brother-in-law, Robert Tims of Florida, brother-in-law, Lawrence Tims and his wife Mercedes Tims of Readfield, and brother-in-law, Lee McGuire of Manchester.

Jerri-Ann is survived by her husband of 19 years; William R. Tims Sr. of Manchester, her mother; Marion C. Desrosier of Randolph, her sister; Gayle L. Shaw of Randolph, her niece; Kami L. Spitzer and her family of Chelsea, and Jerri’s daughter; Kelly J. Glidden and her fiance Seth Gagnon along with her grandson, Colby L. Glidden of Pittston.

She is also survived by daughters; Jessica Douin and her husband Scott Douin of Readfield and their children, Benjamin, Wyatt, and Parker. Amanda Bolduc and her husband Jesse Bolduc of Auburn and their children, Lauren, Jordan, and Ethan. Step daughters; Tammy Johnson of Augusta, and Trish Hall and her daughter Mikayla of Sidney and a son, William R. Tims Jr. and his wife Leslie Tims of Readfield and their children; Haley Tims and fiance Jake of Readfield and their children; Avery and Wade, Courtney Tims and boyfriend Reed of Belgrade, Hunter Tims of Readfield, and Cody Livingston and fiance Mikayla of Livermore. Jerri also leaves behind her sister-in-law, Linda McGuire of Manchester, sister-in-law, Jeannie Barbeau and her husband Norman Barbeau of Augusta, brother-in-law, Jim Tims and his wife Sheila Tims of Manchester, brother-in-law, David Tims and his wife Cheryl Tims of South Carolina;  sister-in law, Kerry Tims of Florida; and countless nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren along with a vast list of friends whom she held close to her heart.

As special as family and friends were to Jerri-Ann, her fur kids were her pride and joy; she sadly leaves behind Sadie her dog and Misty her cat.

Jerri-Ann’s wishes were that there would be no funeral, however a Celebration of Life will be held in her honor and memory on Oct. 10, 2021, at noon, at the Manchester Lions Club.

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