Life Story for
Kimberly Janine Macdonald
Kimberly Janine Otey Macdonald passed away peacefully with family and friends by her side December 31, 2014 after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.
Kim will be remembered for her love of family and friends, beautiful and fierce spirit, and her ‘can do’ determination. She had wonderful style in clothing and decorating and also enjoyed gardening and recently pottery and felting. She pursued two career paths one in medicine as an EMT in the Army serving in South Korea and White Sands, New Mexico; and another in accounting in Wood River Valley. Kim recently started raising alpacas hoping to develop the ranch into a money-making business for the family.
Kimberly was born September 27, 1971 in Wichita, Kansas. She spent her early years in Fairfax County Virginia, moving to Idaho in 1988 and graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1989. Kim studied nursing at the College of Southern Idaho, served in the Army from November 1996 to October 1999, and graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2007 with a degree in Accounting.
Kimberly is survived by her husband, Felan; daughter, Adrielle; son, Connor McMahan; parents, Robert Otey, Christine Kapfer (Ed), and Candy McElfresh; sister, Kelly Swede (Howard, Heather, Allison, Kayla , Laurie); Alex and Gina Macdonald; Luke Macdonald family (Jamie, Canyon, Crow); Alex Macdonald family (Jessica, Gillian, Elise); many other relatives and wonderful friends. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Gabrielle Sanborn, and grandparents, Laura & Francis Scheuring and Robert & Frances Otey.
A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Ketchum at 10:30 AM Saturday January 10, 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to pancreatic cancer research or a charity of your choice.