Timothy Ranger

Date of Birth

September 21, 1952

Date of Death

June 2, 2023

Timothy Ranger passed away on June 2nd 2023 after a long battle with renal cancer, surrounded by his family. He was born in Torrance, California September 21st 1952, He graduated from Long Beach Wilson High School. Tim served in the US Army during the Vietnam era, serving in Korea, he was a missile technician. After his service he lived in Long Beach California, and was a police officer for LBPD for 5 years. Tim then moved into automobile sales, transferring to Santa Barbara in the late ‘70s. He then went to work for Delco Electronics for a decade, and then Channel Industries for quality control within military software – retired in 2012.

Tim will always be remembered as a devoted husband and father. Tim absolutely loved basketball and passed the love of the game onto his sons Joshua and Jacob. He coached and supported his sons through every level from Boy’s club, club ball, high school, and all the way through college. He was a die-hard Lakers fan, and loved to attend and watch games.

Some of Joshua and Jacob’s most cherished memories are with their father doing the simple things. From doing yard work together as young boys, to long road trips to and from basketball games and tournaments every weekend with the windows down and singing along to oldies. He was always willing to sacrifice his time and energy for his boys. His commitment, dedication and support always served as a constant reminder that he believed that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. We have him to thank for instilling these same values in us.

It wasn’t just these things that made him so special to us; it was his playful sense of humor that brought us so much joy and laughter. He was given the nickname by our teammates “Papa Bear” while we were in high school – very fitting as he always protected us. He had a kind and nurturing nature that touched the lives of all who knew him, whether it was offering a listening ear, great advice, or providing a comforting embrace, he always knew how to make us feel valued and supported.

Rest peacefully, “Papa Bear.” You have made an extraordinary impact on our lives and so many others. Joshua and Jacob hope they can be half the man you were and raise their own “cubs” to have the same amazing values that you instilled within them. You will always be our guiding light and when we are driving down the 101 with the windows down, oldies blasting, the ocean within view and our sons on our right we will always things of you.

Tim is survived by his wife Beverly Fincher-Ranger, son Joshua Ranger daughter in law Yulia Cheberko-Ranger of Scottsdale Arizona, son Jacob Ranger daughter in law Devon Ranger, and grandson Cal Bennett Ranger of Ventura, nephew Paul Ranger of Palm Desert California, Aunt Jean Ranger of Ocala Florida, and niece Candace Fincher of Placentia California.

A celebration of life will be held at his home in Carpinteria, CA June 25th between 12-3pm.


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