Kim Marie Cunningham
1953 - 2020

Kim Marie Cunningham

Kim Marie Cunningham was born April 15, 1953. From that day forward the world was blessed with her beauty, intelligence, sense of humor and giggle. Kim was adored by her family, friends and coworkers. She was always willing to listen and gave some of the best advice a person could ever ask for. Never proclaiming perfection, Kim learned great lessons from her life and from that garnered great wisdom. Kim's death on Nov. 16, 2020 was a result of the COVID-19 virus.

Her parents were Thomas and Patricia Dunn of Frazee, MN. The family moved to Billings when her father started a new job with Garret Freightlines. After her graduation from Billings West High, Kim was married to Kevin Galles. From that union they were blessed with two daughters. In the mid 1980's Kim and Kevin's marriage ended.

On Feb. 12, 2000 Kim married Jim Cunningham.

Kim knew and loved the Lord Jesus Christ.

As the end drew near her husband and beloved grandson Caden spent three hours of uninterrupted conversation. This will forever be a treasure to them. The Lord blessed her with eternal life early that morning with Jim holding her hand.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Cunningham, her daughters Julie Galles and Jennifer Scoles (Jim); her beloved grandchildren Caden Galles and Landry and Hadley Scoles. She is also survived by her sister Cheryl (Tim) Fisher, brothers Jim (Connie) Dunn and Matt (Chris) Dunn. She is predeceased by her father and mother Thomas and Patricia Dunn, and brothers Tony and Steve Dunn.

Because of the gathering restrictions in place due to the pandemic, Kim has requested that there not be a funeral mass. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. To read entire obituary or to leave a condolence message visit

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Published by Billings Gazette on Nov. 18, 2020.
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We are so sorry you have lost Kim. Remember the good times with her. She was a very special woman to you. Love @ Prayers Jim.
Richard @ Carol Christensen
November 25, 2020
Jim, I was sadden to hear of Kim's passing. Prayers for you and all of the family!
Terry Bechtold
November 20, 2020
Kim was a cute little flower girl in our wedding 63 years ago. She has always been so special to us. We are so happy you & Caden we able to be with Kim when she left us.What a sad day, Kim made the world a much better place. Jim, you two have a very special place in our hearts. Love, Aunt Ruthie & Uncle Gerry
gerald morrow
November 19, 2020
Sorry to hear of your loss
Rick Lueck
November 18, 2020
I knew her from the 5th day of her birth, my lovely niece. She was a beautiful baby, delightful child and a lovely woman...a lifetime of memories of her. She will be forever in our hearts and we will always miss her.
Peggy and Tom Allegrezza
November 18, 2020
Oh Jim, my heart goes out to you and Caden. I'm so glad you were able to spend her last hours together. I hope you feel God's arms tightly wrapped around you & Caden during this difficult time, friends always, Kimmer
Kimmer Stratton
November 18, 2020
COVID has taken too many lives prematurely, and made the grieving process even more difficult. Know that you are in our prayers.
Verne and Karen Petermann
November 18, 2020
Jim, Scott and I are so sorry to hear of Kim's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Scott/Lee Ann Forshee
November 18, 2020
I am sorry to see you have lost your lovely wife. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.
Chuck Hensley
November 18, 2020