2019 Grand Marshall

Ted & Jessica Kimball

IMG_3009 Ted was born and raised in Antioch, Ca., moving to Ukiah at the age of 12. After graduating from Ukiah High School he attended Santa Rosa Jr. College before joining the Navy in 1966 for 4 years. He served as a signalman with 3 tours in Vietnam, 2 on the aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge and 1 on the Mekong River.

Jessica was raised in the Capay Valley, graduating from Esparto High School.

They met while attending Santa Rosa Jr College in 1969 and were married 2 days after Jessica graduated from college in 1971.

Upon graduating from college in 1970 Ted went to work with the postal service in Ukiah as a substitute mail carrier. Becoming Postmaster in Potter Valley on July 5, 1975, retiring on Jan 31, 2000.

Jessica worked for Wells Fargo Bank for 29 years, hiring many excellent Potter Valley residents over the years. She was a member of Soroptimist of Ukiah for over 25 years and has been involved with the Garden Club since retiring.

Ted spent 33 season helping with Potter Valley sports, both being active in the booster club, even though they had no children in school. They worked the Memorial Day dance for many years and have watched the parade evolve since 1975. We do miss the marching bands!

These days their 4 ½ mile morning walk, gardening, tennis, pickleball, hiking and traveling keeps them busy.