Evans & Early Mortuary
574 East 100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 355-5323


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Richard A. Kimball 1919 ~ 2011 Richard A. Kimball, age 92, passed away July 30, 2011 of causes incidental to age. Born March 7, 1919 to Charles A. and Hattie Greenwood Kimball in Salt Lake City. Dick attended East High School, the University of Utah, and Harvard Graduate School of Business. While at the University, Dick affiliated with Sigma Chi Fraternity, and was a member of Skull & Bones and Owl & Key. During World War II, Dick served in the U.S. Navy as a supply officer in Trinidad, BWI. Dick was an early pioneer of skiing in Utah and in his youth made numerous back country trips in the Wasatch Mountains and many jumps off Ecker Hill. He was president of the Flying Leopards Ski Club at East High and later, at the University of Utah, he was a member of the ski team, competing in downhill, slalom, cross-country and jumping. He also chaired the U's annual Snow Carnival for two years. Dick had a long career as a businessman, starting with the Kimball Model Airplane Company and later The Kennel Cafe', a short-order diner on the corner of 3rd South and 4th East in Salt Lake City. After the war, Dick organized Kimball Electronics with his father and brother. A dedicated member of the Alta Club, Dick served as its president in 1986. He was also a member of Rotary Club, the Harvard Club, The Country Club, Duckville and Lakefront Gun Clubs, and a board member of Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne M. Pyke Kimball, and son, Richard A. "Kim" Kimball, Jr. (Patty), stepchildren F. Gregory Pyke (Janice) and Stephanie P. Veasy (Paul), grandchildren Katie Giblin Love, Patrick M. Giblin, Charles H. Kimball, Mary M. Kimball, P. Carter Veasy, Patrick F. Veasy, Elizabeth P. Seaton, Brian G. Pyke, and Emily P. Gonsalves. Dick was preceded in death by his first wife Mary McCarthy Kimball, (d. 1971) and his daughter Kandis Kimball Giblin, (d. 2010). The family especially thanks Mark Edwards of Salt Lake City who helped make Dick's final years the best possible. Also thanks to Maren McCauley of Millcreek Hospice. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 4, 2011, at Evans and Early Mortuary, 574 East 100 South, Salt Lake City. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Nature Conservancy of Utah, 559 East South Temple, Salt lake City, Utah 84102, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 525 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 or a charity of your choice.

Published in Deseret News from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2011
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