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Obituary: Kim Yvonne Cumbow

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Kim Yvonne Cumbow

June 24, 1962 – October 30, 2020 (age 58)

Kim Yvonne Cumbow passed away after open-heart surgery at the Cardiology Center in Denver, Colorado on October 30, 2020, with her husband by her side.

Kim was born in Ogden, Utah on June 24, 1962, the only child of Darrell & Lola Clark (now Benson-Evans.) She attended schools in Lewiston, Idaho then moving to Portland, Oregon for a time and while there she met the love of her life, Rick Cumbow, her superman, who could build beautiful kitchens, bathrooms, etc. which she loved. They married and relocated to Casper, Wyoming to be near her mother whom she worked diligently to care for, as her mother and her had an unbreakable bond since the day she was born.

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Kim worked for Merle Norman for the last 8, years enjoying her customers and she appreciated her boss, Lenna Zielke. She loved all things “girly” a real pro with a great sense of humor making them laugh as she sold the merchandise. She also worked at the Self-Help Center making new friends and giving the shirt off her back to anyone who needed one and making them smile. She was the epitome of “dynamite comes in small packages.”

A real entertainer as a child mimicking Carol Burnett making us laugh, a real comedienne from an early age, she was a living doll and we loved her so much.

She grew up in Lewiston and was a faithful attendee of Faith Tabernacle Church now known as “The House of Faith” not missing Sunday School or church activities. Kim loved Pastor Tucker and his wife, Geri, and appreciated them both for their dedication. Kim loved to dress up in costumes and was the life of the party on any occasion. Kim was really loved by an army of women who she would support and help. Her good friends, Gina Ballard, Gloria Grant, and Stacey Pearson had been a blessing to her life as well as Tammy, Rhonda, & Cecilia of Lewiston, Idaho and so many others. She never made a phone call without great laughter.

We will miss you, but we will see you again our dear loved one for we know in God’s word it says in John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Thank you, Lord, because we know Kim was a believer and God’s mercies are new every day.

Even in death Kim thought of others donating her body to science. Cremation has taken place and due to Covid-19 we will have a get-together to honor Kim at a later date but would ask all who knew Kim to pay her mother a visit, as well as, her husband, Rick. We know that those we love deeply will become a part of us and we will forever hold you close in our hearts. We miss you “Kimmy Kamoto.”