Kimberly Marie Jenkins-McClain died at a Boise hospital on Feb. 10,
1997, of natural causes. Services
will be conducted at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at
the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Burial will follow
in the Hillcrest Memorial
Kimberly was born August 19, 1986, in
Idaho. She was a fourth-grade
student in Mrs. Allen's class at Greenhurst Elementary school.
Kimberly was a lover of people and where three or
more were gathered, she felt it was a party.
everyone's life with her beautiful smiles and her laughter
which rang the halls. Listening
to music from classical to rap was one of her favorite
rides were a favorite as they gave her wings to fly and be
free for awhile from her physical restrictions.
Kimberly had a big heart for people and she loved them
were many people she taught tolerance and understanding to
about her physical challenges.
everything around her and responded to those people who took
the time to get to know and love her.
Those who did take
the time have had their lives enriched beyond measure.
She was respected by
everyone for the bravery she showed throughout her young
life. She was known
as "Kimberly the Brave" to all who loved her.
Her family meant the world to Kimberly and she had some
wonderful times being together with them.
She loved them all
with a great intensity and lots of hugs and kisses.
She had a second
family with Andra and Jim Slonecker and their children,
Anthony, Ben, Calvin and Rob. Their care of Kimberly will
always be gratefully remembered.
"Kimberly the Brave" will always be forever young and
She is survived by her parents, Sally and Jeremy
McClain; brothers, Billy Gardner and Anthony McClain, all of
Nampa; maternal grandparents, Ken and Kathy Brown of Nampa;
paternal grandparents, Jeff and Val Allen of Boise;
great-grandmothers, Laura Plouet of Lafayette, La., and Iola
Brown of Oroville Calif.; great-grandfather, Fernando Beeche
of San Jose, Costa Rica; and great-great-grandmother, Irene
Leetch of Lafayette, La.; and numerous aunts, uncles,
cousins and her special pal, Katie.
young, So frail, So frag-ile,
So strong, So beautiful,
Soft smile, Sweet smile, Sad smile,
smile from up above.
So hopeful, So bright, So pained
So funny, So angelic-her memory remains.
She laughs, She sings
She hops, She skips, She walks
She reads, She plays, She forms
halos for us of daisy
She was an angel sent down to us,
strength and love.
She taught us patience, kindness and
now rests peacefully above.
She brought us her smile
We felt for her joy and pain...
because she came into our hearts and
lives, we can never
be the same.
We are sad that you had to leave us,
Kimberly, but we are happy you are no longer in pain.
And, we know you are safe with the angels.
makes it easier to let you fly away.
February 11, 1997