Miss Kimberly Shakir Bell
- January 13, 1976 - May 21, 2012
- Denver, Colorado
of Kimberly's Passing
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“Our prayers are with the family at this time.Look to God for your peace.
1 of 21 | Posted by: Edna Perry Harris - Houston, TX
“Thank you and blessings, to all of Kim's friends who signed the guest book. We loved her, and it was a crushing unexpected event for us. Each of you...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Beverly and Clarence Bell - TX
“My condolences all of Kim's family and friends. She was a dear friend and we had some wonderful memories while at Tech.
RIP Kim, I will miss you...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Rick Miranda - Allen, TX - friend
“I'm sad that I will never have another opportunity to spend time with Kim. All I have are the good memories and the pictures to look back on. I'll...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Gabrielle (Harvey) Gorrebeeck - TX
“I going to miss you Kim. I'll always hold on and cherish the good times. I love you say hi to Ethel, papa, Barbara. In my heart forever later Kimmy.
5 of 21 | Posted by: Arthur - Dallas , TX - cousin
“I was a new friend in Kim's life, brought together with the Rocky Mountains. I am grateful to have had the times we shared with laughter and hiking...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Monica Kennedy - Denver, CO
“Teresa was in tears the rest of the day when she found out of Kim's passing. We were both heartbroken. She will be missed. Her sweetness and sense of...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Teresa and Mike Salceanu - CA
“To God be the Glory, Dominion, Power, Honor, Majesty and all and all. Love you you guys much!!!
8 of 21 | Posted by: Deborah Matthews - Friend
“We are truly sorry and hurt about the loss of your beautiful daughter Kim. She will be missed. Clarence and Beverly we are here for you and we love...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Padilla Family - Lancaster, TX
“I know your heart is feeling heavy. My hope and prayer for all of you is that each day your hearts will feel lighter and lighter from the loss you...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Calvin, Kennedi and Monica Paris - TX
“God never gives us more than we can bear. He's our strength and refuge. You can call on him at any time. His line is never busy. Remember, God...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Elnora Randon - Desoto, TX
“May God bless this family at this sadden time. God needed her more. You will always have great memories of her forever in your hearts. Love you,
...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Dorothy James - Dallas, TX
“You have a piece of my soul and part of my heart forever. My love for you knows no bounds and will remain a light for my path. I will live life...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Jennifer Masak and Cole Crocker - CO
“I'm so very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Kim at KDFW. She was a very sweet and caring person. She is now an angel...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Dedra Pfarrdrescher - Dalals, TX
“Kimmy i love you. Words can not express how I feel. It doesnt even seem real. I will definitely miss your sense of humor and presence. I know your in...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Monica Hayden - Houston, TX
“Kim and I would only meet every now and then because of coffee brakes at KDFW. We would say hi! Always with a beautiful smile. Share a minute and...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Alex Uribe - Tampa, FL
“Beverly and Clarence, what to say at the loss of such a treasure. My heart aches. I take comfort in knowing she is with her Lord and Savior.
17 of 21 | Posted by: Gregory Pynes - Dallas, TX
“My prayers and thoughts are with Kim's family.
18 of 21 | Posted by: Connie McLain - Garland, TX
“I can't remember a time when I didn't run into Kim at work that she didn't make me smile. You will be missed by many friends and loved ones. R.I.P....Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Jeremiah Bailey - Tampa, FL
“Kim was a blessing to many. She was always friendly, joyful, and a great person. Her life and light will be missed. She will bless many in the...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Jacqueline Persinski - Charlotte, NC
“I'm so sorry to hear of Kim's passing. I really enjoyed her sense of humor. Rest in peace, my friend.
21 of 21 | Posted by: Don Tapani - Dallas, TX - friend
Kimberly Shakir Bell was born on January 13, 1976 to the parents of Clarence Luke Bell Jr. and Beverly Bell. Kim was christened at Warren United Methodist Church. She was a quiet and gentle child, which the Lord blessed with artistic talents. We will miss her quirky, offbeat humor, playful pranks, and goofy cards. Anyone who knew Kimberly well knew that she was "no frills, no drama," loved animals, the mountains, sand ,water, snow and music. She could play the piano, cello, and flute with proficiency. She added the guitar to her musical repertoire in her later years. She owned an electric guitar, also. She loved soccer and was known for her famous "boomer kicks."
Kim loved to travel. She travelled to Europe twice during her short, young life. She took the Alaskan cruise twice and travelled to Jamaica and Puerto Rico. She enjoyed playing black jack in Las Vegas. She loved photography, especially developing black and white subjects/content. Her preferred musical genre was rock. Dave Mathews was her favorite band, as well as U2/Bono. She attended one of her first concerts at the new billion-dollar Cowboys Stadium to see Bono. Kim was a strong animal activist, also. She was a P.E.T.A. activist before participation was the cool thing to do. Her idea of a fun vacation was travelling to Wyoming to an animal farm. She and her best friend, Jennifer Masak, travelled to the farm where the animals had been used in testing procedures, i.e. cosmetics, etc. They got the opportunity to feed the animals and care for them for a week. She had the best time and was very happy doing what she liked best: caring for animals. Needless to say, she was a vegetarian and environmentalist. Her first pet was named Snowy, a snow white Blue Point Persian. Kim was 11 years old when she purchased Snowy. Snowy died at the age of 20. It took her two years to find another cat. When it was time, she went to an animal shelter to find a beautiful Maine Coon cat, which she named Laine. Kim received an email of Laine from her mom, Beverly, on Sunday morning showing Laine's favorite position: curled up sleeping, one day before her passing.
Kim attended and graduated from the White Rock Day School, a private pre-school through sixth grade academy. She was fascinated about the prospects of swimming everyday and going horseback riding. The school had a stable of horses. She later attended Merriman Park Elementary in the Lake Highlands area and then Lake Highlands Junior High.
Kimberly attended Lake Highlands High School, graduating in 1994. She was a member of the renowned Lake Highlands "Red Team" drill team, where she was an officer. She graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas in 2000 with a BA in Mass Communications. At Tech, she had her own radio spot as "Ma Bell" upon graduation from Tech. She worked for an advertising company briefly before landing a job at Fox 4 News, where she worked for nine years. She then moved to Denver, Colorado to pursue other interests. She was welcomed to Denver by her college roommate from Tech, Jennifer Masak, and her husband, Cole Cutter.
At age 19, while at Tech, Kim had a heart pace maker implanted. However, two weeks after the procedure, she was rollerblading across campus again. She died of natural causes in Denver on May 21, 2012. She leaves behind a host of relative and friends; her parents, Clarence and Beverly Bell; and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mable Hayden, who turned 91 years old on May 4. Kim was planning to surprise her Granny in two weeks with a visit on June 24.