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Donald Kimbro

April 12, 1936 — February 12, 2024

In Loving Memory of Donald Keith Kimbro

Donald Keith Kimbro entered this world on April 12, 1936, in Miami, Florida, bringing joy to his parents, Harry James and Rosamond Burnett Kimbro. With a heart filled with compassion and a spirit driven by faith, Don lived a life that touched the lives of many. It is with heavy hearts that we announce his peaceful passing on February 12, 2024, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the age of 87.

Don was a man of great resilience and tenacity. He faced the challenges of life head-on, embracing the opportunities that came his way. As a Florida boy, he savored the sunshine, beach parties, and the thrill of playing various sports, especially baseball. He excelled as a quarterback and pitcher, showcasing his skills and dedication on the field.

After graduating from high school, Don had dreams of a college football scholarship. However, fate had different plans, leading him to enlist in the Air Force in 1954. Stationed in Albuquerque, he discovered the enchanting magic of New Mexico and, more importantly, the love of his life. Don was forever captivated by Dorothy Ann Richards, whom he married on September 7, 1956. Together, they built a bond that withstood the test of time, celebrating over six decades of love, laughter, and shared dreams.

Don's passion for baseball persisted even during his military service. He played for the Air Force team, honing his skills and making lasting memories with his teammates. After his honorable discharge, Don started a new chapter in his life, embarking on a career with Southern Union Gas Company. Despite facing setbacks in his personal and professional life, Don's faith sustained him, and with the love and support of his family and friends, he found the strength to rebuild and begin his journey in the ministry.

In 1977, Don answered the call to serve as a pastor, dedicating himself to guiding and inspiring others. Over the course of nearly four decades, he delivered thousands of sermons, teachings, and counseling sessions. Don was a beacon of hope, offering comfort and solace to those in need. He cherished the moments spent with his congregation, witnessing the transformative power of faith.

Don's legacy extends beyond his pastoral duties. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, cherishing his time with his wife Dorothy and their three daughters, Laura, Karen, and Karol. Don's love and care extended to his eleven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He instilled in them values of compassion, faith, and perseverance, leaving an indelible impact on their lives.

Don's life will be celebrated and remembered on February 22, 2024, at 1:00 pm at FRENCh-Lomas, where friends and family will gather to honor his life and pay their respects. A Graveside Service will take place on February 23, 2024, at 9:30 am at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, where Don will be laid to rest with military honors, forever remembered for his service to his country.

In this time of mourning, we find solace in the memories shared and the love that Don brought into our lives. His kindheartedness, unwavering faith, and dedication to his calling will forever inspire us to live our lives with compassion and grace. May we find comfort in the knowledge that Don has found eternal peace in the loving arms of his Creator.

Don will be deeply missed by his wife, Dorothy Kimbro, his daughters Laura Vogel-Baker, Karen Chase, and Karol Morgan, his extended family, friends, and all those blessed to have crossed paths with this remarkable man. As we honor his memory, let us carry forward his legacy of love and faith, spreading kindness in a world that so dearly needs it.

Rest peacefully, dear Don, knowing that your life made a difference and that your memory will live on in our hearts forever.

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Friday, February 23, 2024

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