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Kimberly "Kimmy" Chapman

Chapman, Kimberly "Kimmy"
March 3, 1956 - March 26, 2011. There aren't enough beautiful words to describe Kimmy, truly genuine, gorgeous, outgoing, enough personality for ten and irreplaceable. The unmistakable way she touched so many people's lives and the everlasting impression she leaves behind. A beloved and devoted mother of Joe, Kelly and Jim, a supportive sister to Joan, Eddie, Jan and Debbie, the beloved daughter of the late Edward and Katherine, and the Matriarch of her World Wide Motorcycle Family. Kimmy was unlike no other in her ability to make people smile and the unselfish impact she had in everything she set her mind to do. An accomplished marketing, sales and advertising powerhouse she worked at major newspapers and companies across the country before starting her own motorcycle magazine "Biker Information Guide" that includes franchises in many states. Her introduction into the Biker World was by none other than her Brother In-law Frenchie, back when mostly rough necks and outlaws rode bikes. Never could he have imagined where this would lead. From her being one of the few women in the day that "Rode her own" to being recognized in the motorcycle community nationwide. Weather fitting you and your ride with custom leather or coordinating a successful charity event Kimmy was the "Ultimate Motorcycle Enthusiast". As one of the original sponsors of Arizona Bike Week in 1997 with Kimmy's Custom Leathers and her continued involvement every year since, Kimmy was duly recognized in 2009 as the Arizona Bike Week Honoree for her unselfish, heartfelt and relentless giving to the motorcycle community. We miss you already and will love you forever, God bless you and keep you. At the request of the family in lieu of flowers, please…PAY ATTENTION! Drivers Watch Out For Motorcycles, Riders Watch Out For Vehicles, Ride Safe and Give to your Favorite Charity. The celebration of Kimmy's life is Sunday April 3rd at 1:00pm at the Arizona Bike Week main tent, West World, Scottsdale. (Normal Bike Week admission required)


Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 1, 2011
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