In Loving Memory of Elizabeth Swift Timms

It’s Ali here, Elizabeth’s sister. Our family wanted to share with all her followers her obituary. Thank you for supporting her through her journey. We miss her so much and she will be forever in our hearts.


Elizabeth Swift Timms, 36, died on April 23 in Santiago, Chile after a six- year battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was born in Providence, RI, to David Euan and Sara Deidrick Timms and lived in Asheville, NC, before moving to Oak Ridge North, TX at age seven. She was a pioneer graduate of the John Cooper School in The Woodlands, TX where her parents were founding faculty members, and a 2003 graduate of Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA where she majored in History and Spanish. She is pre-deceased by paternal grandparents, Sidney and Helena Eireen Timms of Reading, England, and her maternal grandfather, Elgin G. Deidrick, Sr. of Houston TX. Survivors include her husband, Jon Krumtinger of Towanda, IL and Santiago, Chile; maternal grandmother, Anne Melone Deidrick of Houston; sister Alison and husband Dustin Mitchell of Portland, OR; uncles Elgin Deidrick, Jr. of Houston and John Deidrick of Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and aunt Nancy and husband Steven Kosub of San Antonio; cousins Katherine and husband McCaleb Marshall of Houston, and Nathan Kosub and wife Elizabeth Oliphant of Albuquerque, NM.

Elizabeth, known by her friends as Eli, pursued a career in education, teaching history at Episcopal High School in Bellaire, TX and the Chadwick School in Los Palos Verdes, CA before heading overseas to teach in international schools with her husband, Jon, in Dalian, China, and Santiago, Chile. She and her husband were seasoned travelers who have visited all the continents except for Antarctica. Elizabeth was an accomplished pianist and chef and played collegiate soccer and participated in musical theater at Claremont Mckenna. She also enjoyed camping and reading.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 19th, at 2 PM at Pines Presbyterian Church, 12751 Kimberley, Houston, TX 77024. Elizabeth requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Research organization, Metavivor at

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