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Kelley Marie Kimbley

July 3, 1985 ~ March 11, 2019 (age 33)


Kelley Marie Kimbley of Moscow died Monday, March 11, 2019 at Gritman Medical Center. She was 33.

Kelley was born July 3, 1985 at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, CA to Thomas D. and Kathy (Burroughs) Kimbley. She attended various schools as her father was in the Navy, up to the 7th grade, then Kendrick High School, graduating from there in 2003. She then attended Headmaster’s Beauty School in Lewiston.

She had lived in Kendrick, Juliaetta, Lewiston, Troy and currently in Moscow. Over the years Kelley worked at Phil’s Food City in Kendrick, the Juliaetta Market, Sherwin Williams and Alternative Nursing Services in Lewiston. She also tended bar for a time at the Bottom’s Up Tavern in Juliaetta.

Kelley and Roley Brown were married in 2011 in Lewiston and later divorced. She as engaged to Matt Cole at the time of her death. She loved camping, 4-wheeling, going for drives on backroads and hanging out with friends, having a few beers and having fun.

She is survived by her fiancé, Matt Cole of Moscow, daughters, Natalie Kimbley (13), Emily Brown (9), Avory Brown (7) and Faith Cole (4 ½ months), her father, Tom Kimbley of Kendrick, her sister, Karen Kimbley and multiple aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother.

A private Celebration of Kelley’s life will be held by her family and friends.

Memorials may be sent to her father, Tom Kimbley, P.O. Box 156, Kendrick, ID 83537.

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