Kimberly Bowthorpe, 1964 ~ 2017
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Kimberly Bowthorpe
Kimberly Bowthorpe
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Kimberly Bowthorpe, 52, passed away unexpectedly, very quickly, and too soon from melanoma brain cancer in Flagstaff, Arizona, on Feb. 9, 2017.

Kimberly was born April 12, 1964 in Sacramento, California, to Lynda Walker-Catron and Donald Warren Bowthorpe. She grew up Hawaii, raised her daughter in Alaska, and then lived in Moab, Utah, for several years before moving to Flagstaff, Arizona. She worked for American Express, Lisbon Valley Mining Company, U.S. Geological Survey, and at Arizona Snowbowl.

Kimberly enjoyed hiking, spending time with friends, and singing her heart out. She had a vibrant and positive personality. She traveled to many places around the world, and easily developed many connections with people, who flocked to her warmth and bright spirit. She was an extraordinary mother. Music and art were her passions. She was a beautiful woman who lived life to its fullest, and worked very hard to provide for her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Julia Bowthorpe; her three brothers, Troy Bowthorpe, Bryan Bowthorpe, Ben Kauai; and several aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lynda Walker-Catron; her father, Donald Warren Bowthorpe; and her grandmother, Donna Day.

There will be a celebration of life dinner held in Moab at the Branding Iron on March 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. Please email her daughter, Julia, if you would like to attend. She needs a head count for the reservation as soon as possible: J_bowthorpe@outlook.com.

Kimberly had so many people who loved and adored her. Her daughter and family miss her so much. Please come out and help us celebrate her many accomplishments and beautiful life. Thank you.


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