Transition-Kimberly Clyde Dewey, Dec. 14, 1954 -- Aug. 12, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Kimberly Clyde Dewey, 56, of Springdale, Ark., passed on from his mortal bonds to the freedom of Life Eternal, at 10:46 p.m. on Friday, August 12, in Fayetteville, Ark.

Kim was born Dec.14, 1954 to Zane Gene and Susan Elizabeth Hoppe Dewey.

Kim earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a master's in Public Administration, both from Wichita State University. Throughout most of his life he was involved in politics, and he ran for Kansas State representative in 1976 and worked for Sedgwick County in Wichita as Intergovernmental Coordinator, Economic Development Director, and the County Manager in the late 1980s.

In the 1990s he worked for Ranson Capital Corporation underwriting Kansas municipal bonds, and later bridged out into the corporate field working for Walmart, Sam's Club, Procter & Gamble, and Vilore Foods in sales, transportation and logistics.

Kim was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and canoeing, and loved to recite the lines of comic films like Airplane and Young Frankenstein. He was a highly respected and well loved member of the First Presbyterian Church in Eureka Springs where he was an elder, and served as head usher and treasurer for many years.

Kim is survived by his daughter, Cary Dewey, of Fayetteville; two brothers, David Dewey and Eva of Wichita, Kan., and Mark and Gaylynn Dewey of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; and mother, Susan Dewey, of Springdale. Kim is also survived by wife and mother of his daughter Cary, Connie Dewey; two nieces, Shannon Dewey and Meredith Harrison; and by his beloved Cairn Terrier, Charlie Chezwick. He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorial services were held in the Nelson Berna Chapel on August 16.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory of Fayetteville.