Thelma “Tee” Bobb Tinan


February 28, 1917 - November 21, 2017


Thelma “Tee” Bobb Tinan, 100, resident of Ashton, ID, formerly of Mitchell, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at the Ashton Care Center.  Funeral services will be Thursday, November 30, 2017, 2:00PM, at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 5-7PM Wednesday at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Thelma Jean Brown was born in Gate, Oklahoma, February 28, 1917, to William and Anna (Franklin) Brown. She grew up and attended school in the Denver area where she graduated from nursing school and became a surgical nurse. On January 4, 1940 she married Dr. Edward Bobb in Mitchell. He preceded her in death in 1957. On May 5, 1973, she married Fred A. Tinan in Denver, CO. He preceded her in death in 1988. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and active member of P.E.O. and was an avid hunter and golfer. She had been a resident of Ashton, ID since 2006.

She is survived by one son, Douglas Bobb and wife, Jill of Ashton, ID; four grandchildren: Michael Bobb and his wife, Amy, Shane Bobb, Stephen Bobb, Dylan Bobb and his wife, Larissa; four great-grandchildren: Layne Bobb, Lily Bobb, Nicholas Bobb, and Lucy Bobb; and the Tinan girls and their families: Gloria Tinan, Diane Sullivan, Suzanne Patrick, Cynthia Coppinger and Stephanie Lonnquist.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her son, John Bobb, her sister, Dorothy Joyce; and her parents.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301


Thursday, November 30, 2017
2:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Gloria Tinan on December 3, 2017
I always enjoyed visiting Tee in Mesa, Arizona. We shopped, had lunch, and shared lots of laughs. Tee took very good care of my dad, and they had a wonderful life together. I will really miss her.
Posted by Suzanne Tinan Patrick on December 3, 2017
I told Tee after her own mother died that she would live even longer. I wonder if Tee had ever held that against me.
Although we we were unable tot see her in recent years, we will always be so grateful for her. Dad and Tee filled their hearts with love and joy and shared with us so many of their happy times.
We love Tee and know she is receiving Heaven's Blessing.
Posted by Cynthia Tinan Coppinger on November 30, 2017
What awesome times we had in Arizona! My family and I had no end of fun with Tee and Dad's golf cart antics! Tee was a bright light in my dad's life...she will be equally as much fun in the afterlife as she was on earth! She will be missed!
Posted by Diane Carlson Sullivan on November 29, 2017
Tee provided much happiness for Dad after Mother passed away. We had many great years with Tee in Michell and Phoenix. May she rest in peace.
Posted by Stephanie Tinan Lonnquist on November 29, 2017
My sisters and I are so grateful for the companionship Tee brought to our father, Fred Tinan, after our mother passed away. A great deal of that companionship and happiness was generated by Tee embracing the University of Nebraska football team. Since all five Tinan girls attended NU, Tee didn't have much choice! We will miss her laughter and loyalty. A strong lady may now rest in peace.
Posted by Judy Bobb on November 27, 2017
Please know I am thinking of you at this time. I am sure she was happy spending her last years with Doug & family. Hoping you have many happy memories.
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