Kimberly Yvonne Osberg died peacefully on August 17, 2022 after her valiant battle with cancer. Her three loving daughters were by her side, holding her hands through her last breath. She was surrounded by her siblings and extended family as she crossed over to God’s embrace.
Kimberly lived her life in devotion to God, her family, and her country. She was born at U.S. Army Hospital, Landstuhl, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany to her parents, Lawrence and Faye Llewellyn, joining sisters Sandra and Valerie while the family was stationed at Ramstein AFB. When Lawrence returned to Fairchild AFB in Spokane, WA, they were joined by her brother, Jay, rounding out this family of six. Kimberly loved her siblings dearly and the steadfast bonds between sisters and brother sustained each other through life’s adventures and multiple cross country moves between Washington, California, and Indiana. Kimberly ultimately welcomed the addition of stepmom, Jean, and stepdad, Ted, into her life with an open heart and considered herself fortunate to have these special parents in her life.
She graduated from Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, WA and attended Walla Walla Community College before she and brother Jay joined the Air Force together. They completed boot camp at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio before moving on to school at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS where Kimberly successfully completed training to become a certified Air Traffic Controller.
Kimberly was married twice and had three daughters who adore her. She was selfless, thoughtful, and self-sacrificing when it came to her family. She sought to make special memories for her children and grandchildren, but she succeeded in doing so much more. She taught her daughters to dream big and work hard. She gifted her loved ones with a legacy of music, laughter, creativity, inquiry, perseverance, strength, and above all, faith. She cheered for all the underdogs and championed for the disadvantaged. She shared her gifts of service, charity, hospitality, and testimony through her living example.
She had worked as an accountant for over twenty years at several companies in the Puget Sound area. But her passion was for helping people and a part time job at a local nursing home led to a career change. She put herself through school while working full time to become a CNA. She emulated a strong determination and fierce work ethic that permeated every area of her life. She had a special place in her heart for memory care patients and believed that everyone deserved excellent care, respect, and dignity. Kimberly worked at Emerald Heights of Redmond, WA and later at Creekside Inn of Coeur d’Alene, ID. She served her residents with respect, kindness, and grace. Her daughters hope that families in these cities know that someone very thoughtful and warmhearted cared for their own family members in their final years at these facilities.
Kimberly was preceded in death by her mother, Faye, in 2013 and her father, Lawrence, in 2014.
She leaves behind a wealth of loving memories, tales of feistiness, and a legacy of faith in God and American pride. She is survived by her daughters Rachael Murphy, Brianna Murphy, and Angela Thomas; grandsons Cole, Forest, Austin, Landon, Logan, and Mark Avery; her siblings, who each stood vigil by her side through the course of her final days; her stepparents; and her beloved extended family.
You left your heart wide open. You loved and had no fear. Mama, when you get where you’re going, and you see your Maker’s face, you’ll stand forever in the light of His Amazing Grace.
We love you to the moon and back, forever and ever!