Kimberly A. Fleck went home to be with her Savior on Saturday, May 28, 2011. She passed away unexpectedly at the family home. Kimberly was born on Dec. 7, 1960, in Amarillo, Texas. She was baptized as a member of Assumption Catholic Church in 2008. Kimberly and Chris Fleck were married on March 25, 1985, in Lufkin, Texas, and renewed their vows on March 22, 2008, at Assumption Catholic Church.
Her husband of 26 years Chris Fleck, of the family home, and stepson Brian Fleck, of Ft. Worth, Texas, survive her. She is also survived by her father Ronald Steinle and his wife Sandy; her mother Joaquina Kirk and her husband; and her grandmother Esther Steinle; her sisters, Twyla Tibberstma and her husband Ritske, and their sons, Ritske Jr. and Cess; Krise Wood and her son Devin; Besty Pokluda and her husband Bryan, and their children, Brian and Brooke; her father-in-law Ronald Fleck; and sisters-in-law, Kim Cochran and her daughters, Ashley and Allison, Colleen Vanzant and her husband Greg; and her daughters, Kara, Rebecca and Erin, Marcy Fleck and her daughter Hailey. Other survivors include aunts, uncles and cousins. Kimberly was a devoted pet lover as she leaves behind her two beloved puppies, Dubbya and John Paul. Over the past 25 years, she also raised their pups Reagan, Bush, Boggie and Farley.
She graduated from Lufkin (Texas) High School in 1979 and the Rof fler School of Hair Design in Orlando, Fla., in 1986. Kimberly was a cosmetologist for 25 years and owned and operated a salon in Roswell for 10 years.
At the time of her death, she was a cosmetologist at Serendipity Salon. She enjoyed gardening, especially taking care of her rose bushes and growing vegetables, cooking, swimming, golfing, antiquing, watching football, spending time with family and reading the word of the Lord. Kimberly was loved dearly by all her family and friends. She brought sunshine into all of our lives.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Heldenbrand, Riskte Tibberstma, Cess Tibberstma and Bryan Pokluda. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady Guadalupe, 809 E. 19th St., Roswell, NM 88201- 7599 A rosary vigil will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at 7 p.m., at Assumption Catholic Church.
The funeral Mass will be Thursday, June 2, 2011, at 12:10 p.m., at Assumption Catholic Church. The Rev. Bill McCann will preside. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome. com. PSALM 42-2 As the deer longs for the streams of water, so my soul longs for you, O, God.