Theodore Andrew Zimbelman was born in Prospect Valley, Colorado to Ted and Ester (Trupp) Zimbelman at home on Easter Sunday, April 25, 1943.

He went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

He always thought if he had been born 50 years earlier he would have liked to have been the sheriff of Denver.

Ted lived in Prospect Valley until he graduated from high school and then he joined the Marine Corps. When he got out of the service, he worked at Gates Rubber Company in Denver.

Then he moved to southern California working for Pacific Southwest Airlines for over 25 years. Along with his job at Pacific Southwest Airline he got his real estate license.

He accepted Christ back into his life in 1984. Later he was a chaplain for the Sheriff’s Department and a limousine driver.

He spent five years building his own motorcycle. He loved riding it and showing it at different shows. Ted loved running in marathons and riding his bicycle.

He retired in 2010 and moved to Mount Shasta, California in 2011. Ted found a new family at Hope Community Church where he felt loved and accepted. He knew of no other immediate family still living.

A celebration of Ted’s life will be held on Sunday, January 21 at noon at Hope Community Church, 974 Lassen Lane in Mount Shasta, followed by a potluck.