Wes Kime

Profile Updated: June 28, 2022
Residing In: Where We Park It
Spouse/Partner: Mary Lou
Occupation: Pleasantly Retired
Children: Chris - Lives in Charlottesville, VA with wife and has 4 children (2 boys & 2 girls) & Rebecca - Lives More…in Burleson, TX with husband and has 3 boys.
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From 2002 until October of 2012 my wife, Mary Lou, and I lived in Cripple Creek, CO. We bought our “cabin in the woods with a view” from my sister and her husband who were leaving Colorado. A breathtaking view of the Sangre De Cristo and Collegiate mountain ranges, at 10,000 feet, greeted us each morning and you couldn’t beat the sunsets. In October of 2012 Mary Lou retired as the Group Sales Manager of the Double Eagle Hotel and Casino. After leaving the Office Products business in 2006, which I had managed to continue to do by commuting about the country, I went to work managing a Starbucks that was located within the Double Eagle Hotel. This actually led to owning my own coffee shop and catering business, “Cripple Creek Coffee”. We then sold the coffee shop and our home in Cripple Creek and became full-time RVer's. After leaving Mueller State Park in Colorado in our Winnebago motorhome in February of 2013, we spent the summer in Virginia (of course we were really there to watch Chris' oldest son graduate from Virginia Tech), spent the 2013/2014 winter in Florida and then came to the Flathead Valley of Montana (just south of Glacier National Park) for the summer of 2014. We attended the reunion in October and then hung around Coffeyville for awhile doing the Camperforce thing at Amazon. Before we left Coffeyville we upgraded our motorhome to a 37ft Class A Holiday Rambler and are enjoying the additional space, larger refrigerator and a washer/dryer. In January we went to Belton, Texas and stayed at a U S Army Corps of Engineers lake where Mary Lou volunteered in the office. We were in central Oklahoma to be close to Mary Lou's mother until the end of April 2016. We then headed back to mountains of Montana for the summer. As of October 2016 we are back in central Oklahoma to again be close to Mary Lou's mother. Mary Lou's mother passed away on November 8, 2016. Other than a short trip to Virginia for our youngest granddaughter's college graduation and our oldest granddaughter's wedding, we spent the rest of 2017 in Oklahoma getting ready (read saving $$) for a year long 'bucket list' trip in 2018. My first item to check off was going to Texas Rangers Spring Training in Surprise, AZ. Then Mary Lou's first item was a visit to the Grand Canyon. After that, a trip up the west coast to the Pacific Northwest and then another summer in the beautiful Montana mountains. All in all we spent almost 10 years full time RVing and then decided to settle down again in a ‘bricks & sticks’ home in Belton, TX. We missed the 2019 Reunion but are looking forward to attending the Reunion in 2024.

As for our kids, Chris, after serving in the Army and marrying a German girl, has settled in Charlottesville, VA with his wife and 4 kids. His oldest girl (Gina) graduated from the University of Virginia and has gone on to become a Physicians Assistant. The oldest boy (Matthew), the one that graduated from Virginia Tech in 2013, has married the love of his life (Jessica) and is in the organ transplant department at UVA Hospital. Chris' second son (Ryan) joined the Marines and after a tour in Afghanistan is now married and a civilian back in Charlottesville. His youngest daughter (Roxanne) graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA and is now an Albemarle county police officer in Charlottesville, VA.

Our daughter, Rebecca, lives in Burleson, Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth area) with her husband and 3 boys. She is a cosmetologist and her husband, Scott, is a graphic artist. The oldest boy, after attending Oklahoma State University, is following his ‘outdoor life’ dream as a rafting guide in Colorado. The other 2 boys are attending college and the middle one just got engaged.

We now have a total of 7 grandchildren and 2 greats … we thought we were being sensible by having only 2 kids and somehow they got the notion they had to populate the world…oh well!!

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Apr 22, 2016 at 12:39 PM

Posted on: Apr 22, 2016 at 6:42 AM

Well, since I had your birthday completely wrong a couple of years ago, I thought I'd be a day late this year. Hope you had a great day. We are heading up to Montana for the summer again this year. We'll be about 15 miles from Jack this time (you may or may not have heard that Jennifer, his daughter, passed away last May and Judy passed away last November). Our plans are to go up to Maine in the fall of 2017 or 2018 and follow the colors down the east coast. Would like to stop and visit. Send me an email sometime and give me your info - wmlkime@hotmail.com. Take care.

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Nov 05, 2015 at 12:31 AM

Linda and Gail -- Thanks for your birthday wishes but it's really not my birthday. Don't know where that came from. And please don't make me have a second one this year. They seem to be coming around soon enough, thank you.

Jane -- Thanks for the reminder that you are close (Arlington? If memory serves). Of course if we are in Arlington it must be a Mariano's night. What do you think?

Nov 04, 2015 at 3:31 PM

Looks like you two are having fun! Give a call when you're in Burleson - just down the road from us.

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Jul 29, 2014 at 8:06 AM

Posted on: Apr 22, 2014 at 6:44 AM

Hope you had a good b-day and good luck with the novel. Mary Lou & I are headed to Montana for the summer. Going to be a few miles from Jack & Judy.

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