After a life full of friendships, family, and lots of love, Shirlene Empey Kimball passed away peacefully at her home, February 16, 2016, where she was surrounded by her loving family.
Shirlene was born June 6, 1953 in St. George, UT to Gordon Lew Mar Empey and Valeen Nelson Empey. She spent her youth in the St. George area and graduated from Dixie College.
Shirlene married Don Kimball, September 27, 1974. They were married 41 years.
Shirlene enjoyed spending time with her family, with special love for her daughters and many grandchildren. She was an avid reader with keen interests in mystery and romance novels. Shirlene also enjoyed cheering on the local sports teams with an excited passion for the Utah Jazz and the BYU sports programs. She dedicated 28 years to Utah’s Department of Professional Licensing, where she was recognized as a finalist for the Governor’s Outstanding State Employee Award.
Shirlene is survived by her Father Lew Mar Empey of St. George, Utah, husband, Don Kimball of Morgan, Utah, daughters Megan Kimball Cate (Joe) of Culpepper, Virginia, Marcy Kimball Rasmussen (Greg) of Morgan, Utah, and Sherry Kimball Todd (John) of Norman, Oklahoma, and 9 grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Kathy Empey Crawford (John) and four brothers, Robert Empey, Ashley Empey (Diane), Gordon Empey, and Darren Empey, all of St. George, Utah, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Valeen Nelson Empey, and granddaughter, Hannah Todd.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 22nd, 2016 at the St. George East Stake Center, (449 S 300 E) St. George, UT. A viewing will be held Sunday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Hughes Mortuary (1037 East 700 South, St. George, Utah) and Monday prior to services from 9:30-10:30 am. Interment will take place at the Tonaquint Cemetery.
Visit www.hughesmortuary.com to leave condolences and see complete service information.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
6:00 - 7:30pm
Monday, February 22, 2016
Starts at 11:00am