Almeda “Kay” Valrie Kimbrough, 81, of Dallas, died on Sept. 24, 2005.
She was born Jan. 9, 1924, to Walter Oliver and Mary Lavinia (Pierce) Kimbrough in Childress, Texas. The family moved to the Clovis area in 1925, and she graduated from Clovis High School in 1941. She received a bachelor of science degree from New Mexico State University in 1945, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. In 1951-52 she was a senior organization and methods examiner at the Air Force finance center in Denver. In 1952, she began a 27-year career with the U.S. Public Health Service as a consultant. She received citations and awards during her career. After her retirement from the Public Health Service in 1979, she was a real estate broker in Dallas until 1994. She was an active member of Highland Park United Methodist Church, where she served as a member of its administrative board and was active as a volunteer in many community and church outreach programs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Dorothy Darden, Verda Woodard and Jean Victor; and a brother, Dean Kimbrough.
Survivors include her aunt, Alta Kimbrough Bennett of Childress; 16 nieces and nephews and a number of cousins, including Allen Kimbrough of Las Vegas, Nev.
The Rev. Bill Smith will officiate services.
A private burial will take place at Mission Gardens of Memory in Clovis.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or to the outreach programs of Highland Park United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are by Sparkman/Hillcrest of Dallas, Texas.