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Life of Kim Kinsey Celebrated

 

 

PHOTO: Rev. Elizabeth Reece

PHOTO: Rev. Elizabeth Reece

 

Kim Kinsey (born March 15, 1967), the life partner of John Stewart, and with him a longtime friend of The Community, passed out of this world on October 15, 2014. Kim’s life was celebrated on Friday, October 24th at twelve o’clock noon at the Chapel of The Holy Child. Nearly two hundred were in attendance. A reception followed at Arrowcreek Residents Center in Reno.

The service, full of music and fond memories, was presided over by the Rt. Rev. Gene Savoy Jr.
Rt. Rev. Sean Savoy read a special prayer for her passing from the Odes of Solomon. Numerous friends and family expressed their memories and love of Kim before those gathered.

John Stewart left these fond memories in writing:

“Nine years ago this beautiful spunky lady walked into Foley’s and from the moment I saw her, I was smitten! She was having so much fun with her friends that I didn’t get much of a chance to talk to her, but when she asked for her check I gave her a pen and asked for her number. We went to dinner that week and have been pretty much inseparable ever since. For the last nine years, through good times and bad, when we had money and when we were poor, we always laughed, talked till all hours of the night Which she always told me was my fault for waking her up when I got home from work), and enjoyed our time together and with our friends. She was amazing with my two boys and gave them unconditional love. Even when she was fighting her own demons, she was kind to strangers and everyone around her. She never saw a stray dog that she didn’t want to bring home to take care of. She gave to several charities and gave of herself to all around her. I have been blessed to have had two great loves in my life: Brenda, who gave me love, my wonderful sons, many great times, and a friendship that has lasted over twenty years; and Kim, who gave me joy, love, and her friendship over our nine years together. A big part of me died this week with her passing, but her soul lives on in my memories. Her sickness took her body but her spirit will continue to live on in her wonderful friends that have been so unbelievably supportive, loving, caring, and have set such an example of what true friends are that don’t have the words to describe my heartfelt gratitude for what you have all done for me this last two weeks. Please keep in touch. I don’t ever want to lose any of you again to our work schedules or busy lives.”

 

 

Kim Kinsey & John Stewart

Kim Kinsey & John Stewart

 

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