Timothy Gary McKeown passed away peacefully on March 10, 2019 in Eureka at the age of 72.  Tim was born in Eureka on July 7, 1946 to the late Charlie and  Myrtle McKeown.  Tim was husband to wife Sharon for 48 years and father to  Joanni McKeown (Tiewater) and Darren McKeown.  Tim was Papa to 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Tim was retired from Eureka City Schools where he received so much joy from all the little students.  He always had a smile on his face when he talked about the kids.  He loved stockcar racing and spent many nights at Redwood Acres proudly on the stand as flagman.  His silly jokes and wacky sense of humor will truly be missed.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice or American Cancer Society. The family would also like to thank Dr. Allen Mathew, Hospice, and “Especially You” for taking such good care of Tim during his last days.

“Grief never ends, but it changes.  It’s a passage, not a place to stay.  Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith.  It is the price of love.”

You’re forever in our hearts Papa the Wapa. 

At Tim’s request there will be no services.


The obituary above was submitted on behalf of Tim McKeown’s family. The Lost Coast Outpost runs obituaries of Humboldt County residents at no charge. See guidelines here.