Kimberly Sue Clark, 43, died Friday, April 4, 2008 at her home in Jones County. Viewing and visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM on Monday, April 7th at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 HWY 277 South. Her funeral service with Mark Hewitt officiating will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 8th in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the Reflection Garden at Elmwood Memorial Park.
Kimberly was born on June 22, 1964 in Bellefontaine, Ohio. She was raised in Germany and in Abilene. She graduated from Cooper High School and attended the University of Maryland and Pima Medical School. She married Jay Clark in 1984 and while Jay pursued a career in the Air Force they were stationed in Germany, North Dakota, Belgium, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1995, Kim began a career in law enforcement with Taylor County and later worked as a Sociologist with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, retiring in 2006 due to illness. She was active in community fund raisers, supporting Relay for Life, and the Childrens Cancer Foundation.
Kim had many talents. In 2003, she designed and decorated her new home in Jones County, and she loved making things for her children, nephews, and recently her new granddaughter. She loved to shop, and could find a bargain anywhere, and she enjoyed working outside with her flowers and plants. She was passionate in everything she undertook, and when determined, let nothing stand in her way.
Kim has been an inspiration and a mentor, not only to her family, but to others who are battling cancer. In her many roles, as wife, mother, granny, sister, aunt and friend, she has been a guardian angel and the foundation of her family. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors include her husband, Jay of Jones County; two sons, James Clark of Phoenix, Arizona, and Jase Clark and fianc, Samantha McDonald of Abilene; her parents, James Wilcox of Atlanta, Georgia and Sharon Wilcox of Crestview, Florida; her brother, Shannon Wilcox and wife Melinda of Abilene; nephews, Landon and Dalton Wilcox. her sister, Charissa Hynson and husband Richard of Florida; and granddaughter, Avery McDonald.
Well Kimberly its here again so soon another Thanksgiving Day, you know how we enjoyed sitting around on a full belly reading the add for the next day and wishing there was a place open other than KMart on Thanksgiving Day how we thought we had to hit the stores to find those awesome bargains. Sister i am really missing you and wishing you were here with us, i know you are with us in our Hearts and always will be, just would love to sit around and hang out like the good ole days. I know your Thanksgiving Meal will be fabulous. You will be on our minds and in our hearts on that special day. Missing You , Love Sister
Melinda Wilcox, TX
Mom. I miss you so much. I love you always and forever
Jimmy Clark, AZ
My Dear Sister, How blessed my life has been having you as my Sister, You not only hold a special place in my Heart, but you are the Heart of your nephews, and baby brother.
LOVE YOU, Your Sister
J, Shannon Melinda, Jimmy, Jase and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all our hearts are broken, but happy memories of Kim are abundant, and she still makes us smile, as Im sure she does you. We love you, Rene and Johnny
Rene Johnny RosasAbilene, TX
Dear Jay and Family,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Kim has touched many lives. Although I never had the privilege of meeting her personally, I was witness to her generous spirit. Her courage,her humor ...her energy are greatly missed.
Karen NewcombCastro Valley, CA
My big girl panties are still off, while I mourn one of my best Occumel mentors. Peace to you, dear Kim. Sweet memories for Jay and the rest of the family.
Mike and Peg Kasa
Iron Mike and Peg KasaElkhart, IN
I feel so blessed to have known Kim. She was a very special person and as a fellow cancer warrior, she will be missed by us. Many prayers to Jay and the family. May God bless all of you.
Rebecca and Daniel Indorf, OH
Jay, I feel so blessed to have known Kim through the support list. She always seemed to know the right thing to say, her humor always there. To say she was tough and an inspiration is a huge understatement. Keeping you and your family in my heart, she is dearly missed, but has let behind a legacy.
Wendy DoricLebanon, KY
Jay, it is with deep sorrow that I offer my sincere condolences in the loss
of Kim. Her support and uplifting communications with those who also
suffer this treacherous disease has been a tremendous asset and a blessing.
She is missed.
Pete TustisonLone Rock, WI
I feel so blessed to have known Kim. She was a very special person. She will be missed by all that knew her. I will keep all of her family in my Prayers. May God bless all of you.
Bonnie RiceMerkel, TX
J, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tracey NorridFort Worth, TX
Jay you, Kim and your family have been in our prayers we will continue to pray for you all every day. We know how strong you guys have been....................may you find peace comfort from those who care for you.
Mark Pennye ZentnerRowena, TX
J, Sorry to hear about your wife. She must of been very Special in your Life. My prayers go out to you your family.
She is resting in peace not suffering any more memories last forever. Ive lost my sister, its not easy Thank God for the memories that I have of my Wonderful Sister.
My heart goes out too you family, keep God in your life always.
Juanita RodriguezFort Worth, TX
Sue and I are praying for you and your family. Kims brave battle is a wonderful example of courage for all of us.
Jim LavenderArlington, TX
Jay and family, lean on the Lord during this time and he will guide and comfort you. I lost my wife in 2001 and she was only 35 but through my faith and many prayers to our Lord, and a great supporting family, I was comforted all during my time of grief.
Rob TaylorBullard, TX
All of your friends and Ben E. Keith family members are thinking about you and your family. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. God bless you, Ron
Ron BoydFt. Worth, TX
The Whitworth Family sends their condolences to the Clark family.
Chester WhitworthBaird, TX
My prayers are with you and your family.
Roger WilliamsBelton, TX
Jimmy and Jase, sorry for the loss of your mother.
Dustin and Derek Foss, TX
Our prayers and thoughts are with the family of Kin.
Terry Judy DavisonAbilene, TX
Offering my deepest condolences.
Sandra McGinnisFort Worth, TX
J..we are so sorry for your loss,we will keep her in our prayers and also pray for you and your family.
Frank Lucy Rose CampiseDallas, TX
J, We are so sorry for your loss. You have both been strong through Kims illness. You can now know for sure she is in Gods hands for eternity. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Steve McWilliamsFt. Worth, TX
My family will keep you in our prayers.
Jeff OlreeGranbury, TX
Please know that we are praying for your strength during this time. Kim is, was and will always be very special to all of us. She touched more lives than we may ever know. God Bless, Love you
Renea ErvineAbilene, TX
Jim, Sharon, Shannon and Chrissy and all of Kims family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Annette Davison SheltonAbilene, TX
Our Prayers are with you and your family.
Paul and Julie
Paul and Julia FritzAbilene, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with you your family. if I can help in any way....
Kim was wonderful, kindhearted person. We always looked forward to visiting with her. We will miss her, but we know now that she is not suffering anymore. J, you did a great job at taking care of her. May God give you strength and peace during this time. J, were here for you if you need anything.
Jaime and Janell Pena
Jaime and Janell PenaAbilene, TX
You your family are in my thoughts prayers. If I can help in any way, Please let me know.
Brenda FairclothAbilene, TX
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU DARLING,ALWAYS IN MY HEART SOUL FOREVER, MOTHER
SHARON WILCOXCRESTVIEW, FL
The Lord has a new angel. We will keep you your family in our prayers.
Kelly Treyla HenrichAnson, TX
JAY,I AM DEEPLY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF KIM,MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND THE BOYS,IN MY PRAYERS DARRRL
DARRYL SCHRAMMCRESTVIEW, FL
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I pray you find comfort and peace.God bless you and your family.
Lisa Annette TobinAbilene, TX
Kim was a beautiful lady inside and out. I worked with her at the Robertson Unit and enjoyed her great sense of humor. My deepest sympathy to you Jay and the boys.
Teresa CamachoAlbany, TX
J,Shannon,Jimmy and Jase, we share in your sorrow. Kim will forever be in our hearts and memories. Love, Rita
Rita and Jack CreadickAbilene, TX
Jay, Our hearts go out to you and the boys and Shannon and his family as we learn of Kims death. She was such a very special lady whom I feel priviledged to have gotten to know....as well as you and the rest of your family. She will always hold a very special place in my heart and I have such fond memories of our times together. We pray for Gods peace, comfort and strength in the coming days for you all.
Perry and Charlsa HaynesAbilene, TX
Kims courage should serve as inspiration to us all, she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jacob and Allison BlairMidland, TX
I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do let me know.
Vanessa WebbAbilene, TX
Our deepest sympathies and hearts go out to J and his family. Kim was a wonderful person that my wife looked forword to seeing on company trips. She will be greatly missed. May God help you to go forword in your life. Richard Susan Jones
Richard Susan JonesSan Angelo, Texas 76901, TX
Your family is in out prayers.
Darron Megan HefnerBig Spring, TX