Timothy Allan Winn, beloved father, son, brother, and friend died unexpectedly Saturday April 8, 2023, at the age of 44. Tim was born the eldest of four children and spent his childhood in Maricopa County, Arizona, moving to Orange County, California in his early teens. He graduated from Trabuco Hills High School where he was on the track team his Junior and Senior years. As a young adult, Tim moved to Utah, but ultimately missed his childhood home in Arizona and made his way back after a few years in Utah. In 2007, Tim met and married his former wife, Carrie Bond in the Mesa, Arizona Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the following years his sons Gregory (2009) and Trent (2011) were born and were the greatest joys in his life.
Tim loved to explore, whether it be new hiking trails, desert caves, or hidden nooks along the Southern California shore. He loved rockhounding, anything comic related, visiting new places, and reading. He read several books a week and was virtually never seen without a book in hand. Tim loved being a father and spending time with his boys, and especially enjoyed sharing his exploratory spirit and favorite hobbies with them.
Tim was a very loving and deeply caring person. He was able to see beauty in things that others did not see, both in nature and in people. He was kind, compassionate, and was always looking out for those less fortunate than himself. Despite the challenges Tim faced in his own life with autism and depression, he always cheered on his loved ones and was sincerely enthusiastic about their accomplishments. He had an amazing sense of humor and was always quick to share funny riddles, jokes, and memes. When he flashed his playful and mischievous smile, you knew he was about to tell you something funny or clever. He knew so much about so many things and always had fascinating facts to share. Many were quick to see his light and the unique and beautiful contribution he made to this world.
Tim is survived by his sons, Gregory and Trent, his mother, Joy Porter, his father and stepmother, William and Leigh Anne Winn, his sisters, Windy Tanner (Jason) and Katie Gooch (Jeremy), his brother, Matthew Winn (Diana), and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Avon and E. Allan Brooks and Doris and Robert Winn.
Funeral services, followed by a celebration of life, will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel at 1430 N. Grand, Mesa, Arizona 85201 at 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 15, 2023. These events are open to all who wish to pay their respects. A family-only viewing and graveside dedication will take place on April 14, 2023. Tim’s ashes will be interred at the gravesite of his grandparents, Avon and Allan Brooks, at the City of Mesa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please seek out those who may feel isolated or different, hold your loved ones close, and spread kindness. If you would like to donate to a cause, the family would deeply appreciate donations made to causes or organizations supporting those with autism or mental illness. Because of Tim’s love of reading, donations to causes promoting literacy would also be most welcome.