Barbara Ruth Jorgensen Kimber

1/1/1936 - 10/9/2022

Born to Howard C. Jorgensen and Flora Wallwork Jorgensen in Pasadena CA.

Barbara moved to Ogden UT at the age of 11 with her sister Shirley, and brother Roger to be raised by their grandmother, Ruth Olive Wallwork.

Mom attended local schools and was in the first graduating class of Ben Lomond High School. In 1957, life took her down a road of heartache and pain with the death of her newborn son, Scott Helms, and a divorce from first husband of one year.

Mom later reunited with her high school sweetheart, Warren Verl Kimber, and were married in Arlington Virginia in 1959 while dad served in the U.S Army.

Upon returning to Utah, mom worked very hard to raise five sons that were born in five years and four months time. Having two in diapers at a time, and always sure to mention the diapers were not disposable. Mom enjoyed returning to the workforce as soon as her youngest son entered kindergarten. Mom worked for the Newspaper Agency Corporation, Triangle oil, Cowboy Oil, Sinclair Oil and retired from United Parcel Service.

During our childhood, mom and dad taught us the importance of family, and respecting our elders, by making a weekly trip to Ogden to visit grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Mom loves her extended family and would attend the annual Wallwork family reunions.

As we grew older, mom supported us by attending our little league baseball games, as well as other school and church activities. Mom was the New Year’s Baby of Pasadena, CA in 1936. She did not like her birthday because everything was closed for the holiday. She went all out by having our friends over to the house for chili and banana splits before snow tubing behind Boulton Elementary School in the dark.

Mom’s love for music was diverse. She loved the music she grew up with, as well as rock music from the 70's and 80's. Our friends must have thought we had a cool mom.

Mom is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in various church callings when her sons were younger. Mom would take us to Primary after school in the back of our pickup truck, and she enjoyed teaching in the young women's program.

Mom is survived by Mark and Jill Kimber, Chuck and Loreen Kimber and Eston Kimber (Lauren Goddard), ten Grandchildren and eleven Great Grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Brother Roger Jorgensen, Sister Shirley Morby, son’s Scott Helms, Clayton Kimber, Jeffrey Kimber, Daughter in law Brenda Haslam Kimber, and great-grandson Grayson Ridge Kimber, born and died one day prior to her passing.

Our heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff, friends, and caregivers at Legacy House of Bountiful and North Canyon Rehab.

Services were held on Monday, October 17th. Internment at Bountiful City Cemetery.

We love you mom and miss you already.

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Oct 20, 2022

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