Kimberly Dawn Beatty, age 53, earned her wings and ascended to walk with angels at 11:11 am on Thursday, July 29th, 2021, in Murray, Utah. Kimberly was born, June 23rd, 1968, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Charles Spencer Spainhower and Gloria Deanna (Jackson) Spainhower. She married her soul mate, Kenneth Fredrick Beatty on August 27th, 1987. Kim and Ken were best friends and were undeniably, in love for thirty-four years. Regardless of what was thrown in their path, Kim and Ken found their way back to one another.

Kim’s greatest love, was the love she had for her family. She treasured her children and Grandchildren. She embraced every moment with them and cherished her role as “Nana.” Her life was a living example of great faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. The most fitting Bible verse, to express Kim’s way of life is,

“And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”

Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)

She is survived by her Mother Gloria Deanna Spainhower, Husband Kenneth Fredrick Beatty, Step-daughter Mindy Renee Beatty, Daughter Stephanie Dawn James (Randy James), Son Steven Taylor Beatty (Hailee Beatty), Son Matthew Kevin Beatty (Megan Gasienica), Grandchildren Kyler, Kaden, Tayla, Annabell, Alyxus, Mariah, Alexa, Jaicie, Brooks, Haily, Jack, Harrison, sisters Karen Patton(Tracy Patton), Kellie Goddard(The late, Kirk Goddard) Kathryn Gonzales-Collins (Travis Collins).

She is preceded in death by her Father, Charles Spencer Spainhower.

Kim’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021, at 2 pm MST at Redwood Memorial Cemetery, located at 6500 South Redwood Rd West Jordan, UT 84123.

Open viewing will be held at Redwood Memorial Cemetery from 12 pm to 2 pm MST.

A celebration of life is to follow:

Pioneer Hall

4pm to 9pm

1137 West 7800 South

West Jordan, Utah

In lieu of floral arrangements, we are graciously accepting monetary donations to assist the family. For further information on how to donate, please contact Stephanie James at 385-315-2996


Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Aug 02, 2021

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Rest in peace my beautiful niece, I will see you on the other side when my time comes too. Gloria, I am so sorry for the loss of Kimberly, my heart and prayers are with you. She is with Chuck now and he is taking very good care of her. Karen and Kellie I am also sorry for the loss of your beautiful sister, she is in good hands now free of pain and sorrow. God is with her along with your Dad and the rest of the family that has gone to the other side, we will see them all again.

Ken, my prayers are with you too, during this tragic time. To Kimberly's children may god bless each one of you and help you through this terrible time, just know she is in a better place now. Much love to you all Brother/Uncle Neal

Neal Ketterer Aug 06, 2021

My heart goes out to you for your loss. Kim was very special and will be missed. Sorry for your loss RIP

Marlin Beckstead Aug 04, 2021

I had the pleasure of being Kim’s friend in high school and again years later on FB. I am sorry for all who new Kim, she was a very sweet soul. She loved her family so much and I am aware of the hardships she had to overcome to be with you all again. I hope that her memory and the love she had for each of you helps to comfort you in the days ahead. Prayers and healing thoughts.

Love, Christie

Christie Aug 04, 2021

I am not known to your family. But I felt compelled to reach out and tell you Im so very sorry for your loss.

God will be with you all and fill you with peace and knowledge that Kimberly is still with you. She is a very beautiful young woman.

Families are Forever.

God Bless

Tina Mare

Tina M Washburn , Nephi, UT, US Aug 03, 2021