Kimberly Anne Stapish, former Granby City Market assistant manager, dies of leukemia
Kimberly Anne Stapish
Kimberly Anne Stapish, 47, of Lakewood, died at home with her caregiver and companion Mark McKimmy by her side on Aug. 14, 2011, after a long battle with leukemia.
Born April 24, 1964, to Donald and Sondra Vickery in Boulder, Kimberly was diagnosed with leukemia October 2008. She had been under in-home hospice care provided by The Denver Hospice. Despite many setbacks and hospitalizations during the 34-month battle with leukemia, Kim remained a woman of strong faith.
She was a loving mother. Wanting to see her youngest son graduate high school was her motivation in getting a bone marrow transplant in November 2009. Kim was an eight-year veteran of the Air Force Reserve. She had worked 11 years for City Market and was the 2nd assistant manager for City Market in Granby at the time of her diagnosis. She was intelligent, strong-willed and had a great sense of humor accompanied by a warm laugh.
She battled her disease with grace, courage and a go-with-the flow attitude. She will be deeply missed by her mother Sandy, aunt and uncle Beverly and Dr. David Chambers of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, her sons who live in Pine, her companion and caregiver Mark McKimmy of Lakewood, and her dogs Coco (9 years of age) and Daisy (11 years old) and many friends. Her father Donald Vickery preceded her in death.
In place of flowers donations may be made to the Denver Hospice, 303-321-2828.
A private family viewing was to be held Aug. 18. A memorial service to celebrate Kim’s life is pending and will take place in Kremmling.
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