Marshal Kimsey is a young woman, probably in her mid-twenties, with wavy strawberry-blond hair and sparkling blue eyes. She’s a bit on the salty side, irascible, and doesn’t put up with anything from anybody. She’s also got a temper. But behind the rough exterior is a sharp gunslinger, a shrewd judge of character, and a competent “lawman.”
Lila came to town on the stage one day to visit her brother, Orville, who was prospecting. The two of them originally came from Kansas. On the very day she came to visit, the Simpkins Boys came to town, causing trouble. They shot the marshal, Obie Swain, dead at the Imperial, and proceeded to terrorize the town. Orville, indignant because Obie was his friend, smarted off to Zeke Simpkins and took a bullet for it. Lila challenged Zeke to a draw out in the street and took the outlaw down. His brother, Pete, tried to take his revenge with a sneaky Winchester shot from a window, but Lila took him down, too. The mayor, grateful for Lila’s sharpshooting skills, offered her the job of town marshal on the spot. To everyone’s surprise, she took it.
Lila is a well-liked and respected figure about town—even though she’d look prettier in a dress than those dungarees she likes to wear.