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.