Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend Patricia Ann Wilburn Kimball, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021.
Born February 3, 1936, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Robert McAuley Wilburn and Ingre Mary Gatherum Wilburn, she grew up in the Sugarhouse area of Salt Lake City and attended South High.
She married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth B. Kimball, in 1958, and enjoyed 61 years of marriage. They lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for 45 years where they raised six children: Susan (Gregory) Chester, Linda (Grant) Vaughn, Mark (Kathy) Kimball, Colleen (Douglas) Pierce, Diane (David) Standing, and Scott (Tiera) Kimball. They moved to Cottonwood Heights, Utah, in 2006 to be close to family.
She is survived by her six children, 29 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters Genevieve Phirman, Arline Anderson, Jean Koer; brother Mack Wilburn; and son-in-law Gregory Chester.
A faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in many callings in her wards and stakes. She and her husband served a mission to New York New York South. She loved the years of working with him in the Albuquerque and Salt Lake City temples.
Patricia enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting, and other crafts, lovingly making Raggedy Ann or Raggedy Andy dolls for each of her children and grandchildren. Her baking was renowned, from her always stocked cookie jar and mint brownies to her numerous awards at the NM state fair for her whole wheat bread, other baked goods, and bottled produce.
Most of all, she enjoyed seeing and gathering with her family. After moving back to Utah, she hosted them monthly for a Sunday family dinner. She will be missed greatly.
Funeral services will be at 11:00am on Saturday, July 31, at the Butler Hill Ward, 2695 E. Ft Union Blvd. A viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30am, prior to the funeral service.
The services were previously recorded and can be viewed here:
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Part 2 - https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/T3junu5tTOAFwiQV_lC7M00MvH_m0WLFWvlgaCIgzf_tWuf52N_ghJ8FtaaddoeT.5eGvbZX6NwprSkIS?startTime=1627752006000
I’ll miss you grandma. Can’t wait to see you again.