Novene Sullivan Timm

1922 – 2014
Novene Sullivan Timm


Novene Sullivan Timm, 92, of Dillon, a former longtime resident of Nampa, ID, passed away Feb. 17, at home with her loving family at her side. She was born Jan. 4, 1922, in Mountain Home, ID, the daughter of Robert L. Sullivan and Vasouir (Ladd) Sullivan.

Novene grew up in the  Idaho towns of Mountain Home, Bruneau and New Plymouth. She graduated from New Plymouth High School in 1940.

While studying nursing in Nampa, she met Harold Dayton Timm.  They were married May 12, 1942, and lived in Nampa for approximately 52 years.

Novene enjoyed reading, crocheting, gardening and watching birds at her feeders.  She kept a daily journal for many years.

She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was close to and enjoyed her beloved brothers, Robert L. Sullivan and James J. Roberts. She was always proud of her grandfather, Claude Sullivan, former sheriff of Owyhee County, ID. 

She is survived by two daughters and their husbands: Barbara and Leonard Stewart, (with whom Novene lived for two years), of Dillon; and Judith and Alan Stanford, of Nampa. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Gloria Payne, of Dillon; Amy Van Denburg (Bart), of Shingle Springs, CA; and Ross D. Edmunds (Sarah), of Eagle, ID.

Novene had six great-grandchildren: Ashley Van Denburg, of Shingle Springs, CA; Spencer Van Denberg, of Pocatello, ID; Anne Payne, of Eugene, OR; and triplets Paige, Oliver and Chloe Edmunds, of Eagle, ID.  She also had numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her brothers; her husband, Harold; her grandson Richard T. Edmunds; and by her stepfather, Matt Roberts.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Karen Weed, of Dillon, for her careful and compassionate care of Novene through the years and especially at her time of passing.

At Novene’s request, there will be no services. Interment will take place at Kohlerlawn Cemetery in Nampa.  A guestbook is available online at