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Sarah M. Kime

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Sarah M. Kime Obituary
Kime, Sarah M.

On December 7, 2016, in their Rio Rancho home, Sarah M. Kime left her loving family to take her rightful place among the angels.

Sarah was born in New York State, where she graduated high school and worked for General Electric until she married. Her husband, Bill, of 58 years, was a career Air Force officer. Together they spent their military life at numerous locations in the United States.

Sarah had both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and was at one time considered one of the top five experts in the country on the subject of Native American and Federal Government relations. She put this knowledge to use by her college teaching and by working at Minot State University as the Minority Counselor (Native American), where she changed the school's academic programs for Native Americans. While in Minot, North Dakota, she was also very active as a board member of the Dakota Association of Native Americans (DANA).

After leaving North Dakota, she was instrumental in halting a major and illegal tax levy in the Denver area, by bringing a little known aspect of law to the county authorities.

She was the USC Resident Center Director at Vandenberg AFB, CA, for a number of years. After moving to New Mexico, she became active in the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Society of Mayflower Descendants, where she was a past State Historian.

Sarah is survived by her husband, Bill; their son; daughter; three granddaughters and a grandson.

Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at the Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church to celebrate her life at a future date. Burial will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date.

Please visit our online guestbook for Sarah at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Dec. 11, 2016
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