Kimberly A. "Kim" Gary

Nov 4, 2019
Gary, Kimberly Obit


Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019 at St. Mark Baptist Church in Waterloo


One hour prior to services at the church


May be directed to the family at 1111 Idaho Street, Waterloo, IA 50703, where family will receive friends


Kimberly A. “Kim” Gary, age 53, of Waterloo, died Monday, November 4, 2019 at MercyOne Waterloo of natural causes.

She was born on August 30, 1966 in Iowa City, the daughter of Thornton Gary Jr. and Annette (Strong) Rivers.  

She graduated from Waterloo East High with the class of 1984. She continued her education through Job Corps to receive her CNA certification. 

Kim married Robert Smith in 1998; they later divorced.

She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Covenant for 23 years until she was unable to work.

She was a member of Saint Mark Baptist Church in Waterloo. Kim was a great cook. She was also very talented creating special, personalized tables and crafting handmade blankets. She treasured the time she spent with her family and friends. Kim loved her family very much. 

Survivors include her mother, Annette (Donell) Rivers of Waterloo; son, Traymurrus Mills of Greensboro NC; daughter, Kandace Mills of Waterloo; two grandsons, A’zorion Mills and Keegan Mills; a host of brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, God sisters, and God brothers who loved her dearly. 

Preceded in death by father, Thornton Gary Jr.; daughter, Jasmine Mills; maternal and paternal grandparents; brother, Todd Gary; God mother, Essie Johnson; and God sister, Rose Johnson.

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  1. Allen and Marketa Woods | Nov 12, 2019
    We are deeply saddened to hear about the death of Kimberly.  It is our sincere desire that she will be resurrected to everlasting life one day.  Our God, Jehovah, has promised that he will and He cannot lie.
  2. Chavonne and Darryl Anderson and Family | Nov 10, 2019
    Kim was a beautiful soul who always greeted you with a warm smile no matter how long it had been since she last seen you. Prayers to Cousin Annette and Kims children and grandchildren. Love you all. 
  3. Aurceneo walker | Nov 09, 2019
    love you cuz, you will always be in my heart forever 
  4. Jacqueline Spencer | Nov 08, 2019

    it is always so sad to say good bye.   With deepest sympathy to the entire family of Kim Gary. Know that my prayers and love are with you all.

  5. Judy Fisher | Nov 07, 2019
    i am sorry for your loss. Kim was fun to work with iin Rehab at Covenant.
  6. Yvette Ferguson | Nov 06, 2019
    My condolences and prayers to the family! My prayers for strength and comfort!! She truly will be missed!!!
  7. Karen Crouch | Nov 06, 2019

    My sincere condolences to the family! May God 

    comfort you during your time of need.

  8. Teddie Hoosman Sims | Nov 06, 2019

    My condolences and prayers to the family.

    Teddie Hoosman Sims

  9. Claudia Robinson | Nov 06, 2019

     My sincere condolences! Praying for strength.

    Ricky and Claudia Robinson and Family 

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