Kimberly Catherine Gibson Kramer

March 16, 1979 ~ January 1, 2021


Jan. 5, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, UT
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  • Kimberly Catherine Gibson, beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and devoted friend to many, passed away on 1 January 2021, leaving our lives empty and sorrowing for her departure. She was the last child born, into our loving and caring family and the only one without blazing red hair.

    She grew up in the Cottonwood Heights area and graduated from Brighton High School. Soon after she became a mother to her beloved son, Jaustin. She was determined to raise him and did so in a kind and loving way. She became a CNA and worked several years in a group home, caring for and loving, God’s special spirits.

    She married Michael David Melvin Kramer where they made their first memories in the Big Blue House in Daybreak and made many friends. Soon they were blessed with three more children, Britton Michael Craig, Anistyn Makaylyn, and JerziLyn. Her children were the brightest stars in her sky. Seeking to better herself she enrolled SLCC Nursing program, but life happened and although she was close, she was not able to secure a degree.
    She was employed at Corner Canyon Rehabilitation where she excelled as a care giver being a mentor to many and a friend to all. She enjoyed her weekly co-ed softball games, especially when her children were there to cheer her on.

    She is survived by her parents, Stephen and Marilyn Gibson, her children; Jaustin, Tabitha, Britton, Anistyn, and JerziLyn, brothers and sisters: Marc (Mindy), Eric (Kristin), Christianne, and Stephanie Webb (Brian) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

    Kimberly’s life was a struggle complicated by early life trauma and drug addiction. She was in full recovery for two years and sober at the time of her passing.

    The family wishes to thank Corner Canyon Rehabilitation, especially Cheryl Kehl and Wendy Lyons for their generous help as friends, mentors, and benefactors. Kimberly was two years into the re-building of her new life, focusing on the future with her children. Special thanks also to Dave and Dawn Robison who helped her for so many years. To those many, many, others, who have been angels in her life…..Thank you!!

    Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 6, 2020 at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, UT for immediate family only. A public viewing will be held Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

    Friday, January 8, 2021 there will be a candle light services to honor Kimberly at 8:00 pm. It will be held at the Quarry Bend Softball Complex, 9200 South 1000 East, Sandy, UT. This will be a time to share experiences, love and good thoughts of Kim.


    I can't believe you're not with us anymore. Kim, you were always kind to everyone. Thank you for great memories. Love you girl!

    - Keila Mower
    I remember Kim in Softball and Umpiring for team, what a joy she was. I pray that she finally found peace. God Bless

    - Tina Mercer
    Kim and I went to HighSchool together we had a fun high school time she always made me laugh. I'll never forget you sweetheart fly high with the angels. Your family will be in my prayers.♥️♥️♥️

    - Tamara Bates
    So deeply saddened to hear of Kim’s passing. Although my main friendship was with Stephanie, I remember many moments with Kim in which we shared hardships, triumphs, and pregnancies with our firsts. 💗 Kim was hilarious, kind and genuine with me. My heart aches for your family. I pray for strength and love to surround you all. And I pray for Kim that she is truly in peace and love. May she shine her brilliant light. 🌟

    - Jayme Arroyave (Saunders)
    My condolences to the family. Sadly Kim is gone from the eyes but not the minds or hearts of those who knew her, nor from God's lasting memory. John 5:28,29

    - Renee
    We are so saddened to read about your daughter Kimberly. She is a beautiful young woman. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers will be with you. We hope that you will find peace and comfort and joy in your memories. Love, Bennie and Bev Hall

    - Bennie and Bev Hall
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful daughter. Our hearts grieve for you and we send deepest sympathy. Please know we love you. Love Charles and Nola Nielsen

    - Charles and Nola Nielsen
    We all will miss you greatly out on the kids' football fields, Miss Kim! From the Neals

    - Gary Neal
    My heart and all my love goes out to Micheal and the kids.. I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss... The world has lost such a bright light.

    - Alisha Berry
    Marilyn, Steve and family. It breaks my heart for you all to have to experience the great pain of the loss of Kim! She has always been the light of the Nance family! Every family reunion/family event she would show up with the biggest and brightest smile (you would never know that she had many struggles in life), and made her way around to everyone to give us her awesome hugs and and ask how we are doing! And when asked, she would say she was doing "good". It is truely so unfair that she had many demons in her life that would not allow her to achieve the complete happiness that she well deserved! She was such a beautiful, strong woman and I love her and will miss her dearly! I can only find comfort that she is in a place where she has found peace and her pain is gone. I know she misses each and every family member, friend, patient, acquaintance, etc, but it was just too painful for her to fight any longer, and this is what was best for her. Most will never even begin to understand what she has gone through/felt in her short 40 years of life, but I do understand that it was "unbearable", and I commend her for her strength to fight for as long as she had!! Much love and comfort to all of you, and I pray that you will all find peace in knowing that she is no longer struggling and that you will see her again someday! Until then, I know she will be by your side and watch over you! Hugs and kisses, Tricia Rawson

    - Tricia Rawson
    We're so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. You are in our prayers!

    - Sue and Paul Kemp
    I am so sorry for your loss. I can appreciate your daughter’s struggle with addiction , I Know what a daily struggle sobriety is, two years sober is something to be very proud of. I will keep you all in my prayers, Love, Laurie Pratt

    - Laurie Pratt
    Steve and Marilyn We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter, Kim. We want you to know we love you guys and are praying for the spirit and peace to be with you and your family. Steve and Relda Daines

    - Steve and Relda Daines
    Mike kramer and family were so sorry for your. loss may you be strong and and know shes always with you in your hearts cherish your memories rip kim forever in our hearts we love you all very much

    - Tammie tim sucese
    My heart is heavy for your lose. My sister Dawn loved Kim and believed in her. I know she is heartbroken losing her. The many times I met Kim I saw the fight she was fighting. She was strong and faced so much hardship. She blessed the lives around her as she endured her own journey. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She had many demons fighting against her and I believe as far as she came it was exhausting and the hurt to deep. I lost my BF to suicide and know how painful it is for those left behind. She is in a better place and I believe she will be a heavenly angle for you and her children. May God bless you and all those that were in her life with comfort, strength and peace through this process of grieving. My thought and prayers are with you all! Love Robin

    - Robin Adams
    Words cannot express my deepest sympathies for ALL of you! I love you all dearly and am SO sorry for your loss. Praying that you may feel love, peace and comfort at this time.

    - Zach Clough
    My condolences to the family. May she rest in heaven with God watching over her always

    - Jannette Shamaly
    Marilyn and Steve I’m so sorry to read about the loss of your daughter Kim I didn’t ever know her but I remember when I came to your house we got to talk about her and her cute family and I remember her son staying with you I’m so sorry to hear that she passed. Is there anything I can do for you you know I love you guys and I hate to see you hurting, I sure miss you guys and I love you . 😘💕❤️

    - Floriene Moore
    Marty and I are so very sorry for your loss! We cannot imagine the hurt and pain you must be feeling. You are in our thoughts and prayers! We love you all.

    - Julie Gunnerson