Sunday June 16th. Father’s Day. It began as a great day for many of us, until the news began to filter out that Jimmy Trimble had been killed instantly in a motorcycle accident near his home away from home in Baja, Mexico. Jimmy was a well-loved and deeply respected member of the foothill community for many years.
James Trimble was born January 22, 1962, to Darrell and Sharon Trimble, the second of four boys. He attended elementary and high school in the Sebastopol area, before moving to the foothills in 1979 with his family. He graduated from Sierra High School in 1980. Soon thereafter he moved to the Sonoma area for work.
In October of 1980, Jimmy married his best friend and the love of his life, Bonnie. They have two sons, Marcus and Andrew. In 1992, the Trimble family moved back to the Coarsegold area.
All his life, Jimmy loved building and fixing things. He built the family home in Sonoma, the family’s first home in Coarsegold, and remodeled their current home and property. As well as working to beautify the yard, Jimmy also loved to work on the motorcycle track on their property. He loved to ride and encouraged many young riders as well. He also loved to go fishing, especially at Hensley Lake and at their house in Rancho Percebu, Baja California.
Jimmy and his family attended Yosemite Lakes Community Church (YLCC). At times, he enjoyed playing bass in the band at YLCC, as he had at their church in Sonoma. He was respected by his family, friends and colleagues as one of the most honest and trustworthy people there is. He loved life. He had a smile on his face all the time. He worked hard, played hard and cared for others with that same dedication and strength.
Jimmy left everyone who knew him heartbroken with his passing, including his best friend and wife Bonnie, sons Andrew and Marcus, parents Darrell and Sharon, brothers Richard, John, and Mansel and their families, Bonnie’s sisters and mother and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
There is little comfort to be found in the loss of a loved one. There are only two thoughts that brought many comfort in this time of terrible sorrow: that Jimmy died instantly doing something he loved to do — riding — and that he went straight from his accident to the arms of his Savior Jesus. While we mourn his loss, he will know no pain in the presence of God.
A celebration of Life will be held for Jimmy on Saturday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at Yosemite Lakes Community Church on Yosemite Springs Parkway (43840 Patrick Rd), Coarsegold. Donations in Jimmy’s memory can be made to Road2Recovery Foundation in support of injured riders.