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It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved daughter, mother and grandmother, Connie Lee Kimball, 62, of Bloomfield. She passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Bloomfield. She was born Nov. 13, 1950, in Sydney, Neb.
Connie graduated from Pagosa High School in Colorado, as the valedictorian of her class. She continued her education at both Ft. Lewis College and San Juan college where she was accepted I to national honor societies.
Connie was actively involved in making the community a better place. She had been a dedicated volunteer for the local soccer leagues for over 30 years. She was on of the community members of BARC who were instrumental in securing and developing the present Bloomfield soccer fields. She also served the San Juan county Fair Board, volunteered in Bloomfield Baseball league and raised funds for Childhaven through the More the Merrier Bike Ride and other avenues.
Connie was the leader of the Stitches and Britches 4-H Club for many years. She also participated in Leadership San Juan and Junior Civitans.
Connie had a big heart and would always happily adopt animals who came her way.
She had enjoyed taking flying lessons as a young adult. most of all, Connie enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play soccer and baseball, helping them with 4-H projects and attending their concerts and programs. Her support and dedication with greatly missed.
Every member of Connie's family was very important to her. Her children have many memories of family trips and special holiday gatherings. She excelled at knitting and crocheting beautiful items for her family. Each grandchild has a beautiful baby blanket to treasure. Connie was also an avid flower and vegetable gardener.
Connie was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Peterson; her sisters, Linda Jacobson and Rachelle Nyfeler.
She is survived by Robert Jay Kimball' her children and grandchildren, Michelle Rhames, Brandon, Cameron and Austin; John Kimball, Robin and Jeremiah Harlin, Triston and Dalton, Ronessa and Michael Brown, Kaitlyn Megan, Bobby and Tiffany Kimball, Paige and Aliya, Tara Brown, Matthew and Eli, Jeff Brown, Rosie Aragon and Curtis Rhames. She is also survived by her dad, Jack Peterson, and wife, Mary Filer and her dad, Bradley and wife, Mary Jacobson; brothers and sisters, Briana and Mike Richardson, Vaughn Jacobson, Mindi Dodd, Billi Jo and Steve Lackey, Tawnya Jacobson, Shawn Jacobson and Millard Jacobson, as well as many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
A viewing will 8 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, at Cope Memorial of Farmington. A closed casket funeral service will be 10 a.m. after viewing at St. John's Episcopal Church, 312 N. Orchard Ave. in Farmington.
Connie's care is entrusted to Cope Memorial Chapel, 404 W. Arrington St. in Farmington, 505-327-5142.
Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com.
Cope Memorial Chapel
404 West Arrington Street
Farmington, NM 87401
Published in Farmington Daily Times from June 18 to July 5, 2013