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Jeanette Kimsey


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Jeanette Kimsey

Jeanette Kimsey, 73, of Rock Springs, passed away Nov. 15, 2016, in Salt Lake City. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former longtime resident of Glenrock, Kimsey had been in ill health the past several months.

She was born May 16, 1943, in Salt Lake City, the daughter of Lynn Pardonnet and Margaret Hughes Pardonnet.

Kimsey attended schools in Lima, Mont., and was a 1961 high school graduate. She also attended college and obtained an associate's degree.

She married Darryl Barker in August of 1960 and the two children resulted from this marriage were Darryl L. Barker Jr. and Robert Barker. They later divorced.

She later married Delbert Howard Kimsey in Riverton April 26, 1965, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 2014. One son resulted in this marriage, Calvin Flint Kimsey.

She was employed at the State Training School in Lander, as head baker. She later worked for the Glenrock public school district as a cook and later a custodian.

They moved to Rock Springs in 1981, where she worked for Church and Dwight and later, the Jim Bridger Power Plant. She was the senior purchasing agent and she retired in 1996.

Her interests were hunting, fishing, reading, cooking and spending time with her family and enjoyed being a house wife and mother.

She was a member of the Church of Ordinary Faith, and American Legion Archie Hay Post No. 24.

Survivors include three sons, Calvin Kimsey and wife Tami of North Pole, Alaska, Clint Kimsey and wife Debbie of Rock Springs and Robert Barker and wife Sheryl of Sheridan; seven grandchildren, Kristen Sell, ChaLayne Kimsey, Zach Barker, Ryan Barker, Shaundra Andress, Mike Andress, Eric Jakkola; several great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews including Mike Kimsey and wife Lisa; her brother-in-law Doug Kimsey and wife Rhonda of Thermopolis; two sisters-in-law, Alice Kennedy and husband Gene of Marvel, Colo., and Rita Dennison and husband Roger of Farmington, N.M.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Delbert Kimsey, son Darryl Lee Barker Jr., step-father Merton Williams, brother Charles William Pardonnet, sister Mary Ann Jones and step daughter Carla Lynn Kimsey.

Cremation has taken place and graveside services and inurnment will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday at the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery, Rock Springs.

Condolences may be left at Vase Funeral Home's website.


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