In Tribute and Memory to Kimmi.
 Love, Mike Beatty
When I first set eyes on Kimmi not long after she was born there was such a connection from this beautiful little baby.  Jo Anne and I spent so much time together with our children and here was Kimmi with Neal, Jason and Scott and later Josh. 

It was not always easy being the only girl but we treasured her presence.  From the birthdays shared by Kimmi and Neal with both of them screaming in their highchairs while we were singing Happy Birthday to such fun vacations:  Vacation Village in San Diego, cabins in the mountains and best of all the beach house on Balboa Island .... so many laughs, joys and just wonderful times.  Watching Kim skate in the beautiful outfits her Grandma Ethel made for her ... she floated on the ice and looked so beautiful.

As the kids got older we didn't see as much of each other but had a wonderful trip to Maui with everyone.  Even if I hadn't seen Kim in a while every time we got together it was just as if I had seen her the day before.  The wonderful warm smile ... I often feel bad that I just didn't know she had a care in the world because she was always so loving and happy around me.

When I told her David and I were going to Maui to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary she said just tell me when and where.  I will always treasure that time with her.  It was so special having her there ... she looked beautiful, was so funny and we all just loved having her be a part of our celebration.  I am so thankful she joined us.

I remember my last conversation with her was on my birthday, September 6, 2005 and she called to say she couldn't make it to my party and for the very first time she really didn't sound like herself.  I know we all feel a deep loss for such a beautiful person and wish we could have done something.  I find myself only remembering the wonderful times and the great joy she brought to my life and she will always be my very favorite niece.  She was and will always be a truly special person.  It still hard to believe she has truly left us because her spirit will live in our hearts forever. 

Much love always, Aunt Susie
Kimberly's Resting Place
Detail of the angel holding a cat
September 19, 2005. A day to reflect on all that she was, to marvel at the love she inspired, in life and in the year just past. To feel the emptiness again, and then once again the resolve to never, ever forget.

Truly, Kimberly, you will be with us forever...

Mark and Karn
Dear Kim-
In my religion at a persons death the body goes down to the earth and the soul goes up to Heaven to God who formed it.I personally know what it feels like to suffer from a terrible disease or illness.I know it can be unbearable.I know you are in good hands.
Love-Bob Lifson

REMEMBER by Fredick Buechner

When you remember me, it means that you have carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am on who you are. It means that you can summon me back to your mind even though countless years and miles may stand between us. It means that if we meet again, you will know me. It means that even after I die, you can still see my face and hear my voice and speak to me in your heart.

From Kimberly's Mom - posted on September 19, 2008