Kim Vance Jemison 6/28/55-12/18/20\r\nCause of death: complications of coronavirus and early onset Alzheimer's\r\nBorn in Salt Lake City, Utah to parents Robert William Jemison and Evelyn Dorothy Klinesmith \r\nGraduated from South High School in 1973\r\nMarried Kimberly Kay Land July 2nd, 1976; divorced 2012\r\nWorked at Jerry Seiner in Parts Sales where he developed lifelong friendships and played on the employer's softball team. He retired in 2018.\r\nKim was ‘dad’ to 4 children that admire him for being a selfless provider and their biggest cheerleader. He was eager to introduce his children to his love of the outdoors and sports. \r\nIn his free time, he would often be found riding his motorcycle, hunting, camping, fishing, boating, or golfing. Some of Kim’s favorite places to go were Strawberry Reservoir and the Uinta Mountains. He was mechanically inclined and enjoyed working on cars, the yard and was handy around the house.\r\nHe lived in West Valley, South Jordan, and the Monte Cristo Condominiums.\r\nLater in life, Kim spoiled his grandchildren and granted his children to see the joy he got being part of their lives.\r\nHe lived autonomously in assisted living at the Sheridan in South Jordan April 2019 –April 2020.\r\nHis family is grateful for the time they got to spend living with him during his last months as this provided him the opportunity to go on outings, out to eat and spend time with family before going on hospice. \r\n“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” Tia Walker\r\nSurvivors:\r\nCandice Jemison (daughter)\r\nJennifer Schlader (daughter)\r\nWilliam Jemison (son)\r\nErik Jemison (son)\r\nJanet Jemison (sister)\r\nRobert Jemison (brother)\r\nCurt Jemison (brother)\r\nCassandra Coronel (granddaughter)\r\nAlexandria Coronel (granddaughter)\r\nBeckham Schlader (grandson)\r\nRogue Schlader (granddaughter)\r\nJinx (his dog)\r\nHe was preceded in death by his parents.\r\n\r\nTribute:\r\n“Saving You\r\nThe darkness takes him over,\r\nthe sickness pulls him in;\r\nhis eyes- a blown out candle,\r\nI wish to go with him.\r\n\r\nSometimes I see a flicker-\r\na light that shone from them;\r\nI hold him to me tightly, \r\nbefore he’s gone again.\r\n-Lang Leav”\r\n\r\nThe family would like to express gratitude to professionals that cared for Kim at The Sheridan in South Jordan, Dr. Foster’s office at University of Utah, and Heartwood Hospice.\r\nServices will be causal in the meeting room at Jenkins-Soffe in South Jordan Tuesday 12/22/20 from 10 am – noon.