The Foreign Service Journal, December 2008

discovered Pacheco Valley and moved to Novato in 1986. Ms. Moss worked for the U.S. District Court in San Francisco for 12 years. After her husband’s death in 1999, Ms. Moss worked as a legal assistant at three prestigious San Francisco law firms and was active in the Novato community. As president of Indian Valley Artists, she helped establish an art gallery and studios for the group. She served as chair of the Novato Arts Commission and as a board member of the Novato Arts Foundation. She also served on the city’s Strategic Plan Oversight Committee, the Sustain- able Novato organization and as a board member of Foreign Service Retirees of Northern California. In mid-2006, Ms. Moss suffered a stroke, and was diagnosed a year later with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s dis- ease. She approached ALS with the same positive strength and humor with which she had lived her entire life. Despite her medical condition, in 2006 she hosted many Novato Architecture Selection Committee public meetings in her home to com- plete her service as vice chairperson. Ms. Moss cherished her roots in Novato as well as her loving cats, TomTom and Maggie. She is survived by her father and mother, Dr. Harold and Selma Carl of Florida, and an aunt, Charlotte Russ- ell of New York. David Brighton Timmins , 78, a retired Foreign Service officer, died on July 16 at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born in Salt Lake City on May 21, 1930, the son of WilliamMontana and Mary Brighton Timmins, he attended the University of Utah, where he earned B.S. and M.S. degrees. He later attended Harvard University as a Littauer Fellow, earning a master’s degree in public administration and a Ph.D. in economics. Mr. Timmins’ dissertation on the newly created Organization for Economic Coopera- tion and Development, the first ana- lytical treatment of this organization, was published in book form ( The International Policy Coordinator In- strument — the OECD ) on the OECD’s silver anniversary in 1986. In 1952, Mr. Timmins married Laurel Mae Nelson of Morgan, Utah. They had four children and were later divorced. In 1978, he married Lola Ann Gygi of Salt Lake City. Mr. Timmins joined the Foreign Service in 1955. His overseas post- ings included the U.K., France (twice) and Iceland. He served as executive assistant and secretary of delegation to the NATO ambassador and, later, as chief of the economic section in Spain, Morocco and Guate- mala. He also had several assign- ments at the State Department in Washington, D.C., including a tour as a member of the Board of Examiners. As deputy director of the Bureau of Economic Research, Mr. Timmins briefed the under secretary of State for economic affairs, predicting the OPEC oil embargo and organizing an international seminar on the emerg- ing problem of multinational corpora- tions. He also served as senior econo- mist in the State Department’s Office of International Monetary Affairs and as deputy director of the Office of European Political-Economic Affairs. Following his retirement in 1982, he accompanied his wife Lola on her Foreign Service assignments to France, Mexico, China, Romania and Switzerland. Mr. Timmins particularly enjoyed teaching international economics and finance at some of the foremost uni- versities in the countries where he and his wife served, as well as in the Washington, D.C., area. On assign- ment in Guatemala, he was also exec- utive director of the American Cham- ber of Commerce, a board member of the Guatemala-America Society and professor of finance and economics at Francisco Marroquin University. During tours in Paris, he was also pro- fessor of comparative economics at the American University of Paris, business manager of the American Cathedral and consultant to the Inter- national Energy Agency. While an accompanying spouse in Mexico, Mr. Timmins assisted with establishment of the temporary work- er visa program centered in Hermo- sillo, while simultaneously teaching economics at the Instituto Tecnoló- gico de Estudios Superiores de Mon- terrey. In China, he was business manager of the International School of Beijing, and also worked at the embassy. In Switzerland, he taught at the Geneva Campus of Webster Uni- versity. During Washington assignments, Mr. Timmins was a visiting lecturer at The George Washington Univer- sity, the University of Maryland and the University of Northern Virginia. Upon the couple’s return to Utah, he taught at Brigham Young University- Salt Lake City for several years. In 1996, he ran (unsuccessfully) for Congress from Utah’s second district. During his active career, he was listed in Who’s Who and American Men and Women of Science . Mr. Timmins is survived by his wife Lola, of Salt Lake City, Utah; sons Mark David of Provo, Utah, and Robert William (and his wife, Karen) of Eagle River, Ark.; daughters Karen Marie Brown (and her husband, Blaine) of Provo, Utah, and Catherine Margaret McGreevy (and her hus- band, Patrick) of Folsom, Calif.; and 16 grandchildren. D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 8 / F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L 75 I N M E M O R Y