Kim Eileen Stone, the eldest daughter of Ben and Sylvia, passed away at 2:48 a.m. Wednesday January 4, 2023 after a very short battle with respiratory (non-COVID) and heart problems which began December 30th. She is survived by husband Gary and their three sons Trenton, Colton, and Austin. Kim’s passing leaves an unfillable hole in her beloved family.
Kim worked at the Disneyland Hotel soon after graduating from Fountain Valley High School in 1976. After almost 15 years she switched jobs to work at the Perris Union High School District alongside her husband whom she met at the Chicago Ave bowling alley in 1985; both in love at first sight.
Gary and Kim were married in 1988 and after Gary was hired in 1989 by PUHSD in 1990 they bought a house in Perris. Having married later in life they immediately began their family, having children in 1991, 1992, and 1993.
Kim was ever ready to help, being a caring and loving person. As a Special Education Aide at PUHSD she made impactful connections with her students, many continuing to stay in touch with her via Facebook after graduation. She touched so many lives, always in a positive way.
Kim loved movies and music. She had a wealth of knowledge about almost any entertainment celebrity to include their spouses and families. She could name every singer and group just by hearing them on the radio. She recognized actors from TV and movies, telling all their back stories to include past marriages and all their children. Gary always tried to stump her by asking, "Who is that?" and in almost 34 years of marriage was successful only a handful of times. She had a great memory of so many different topics.
She touched so many lives, always in a positive way. Upon meeting for the first time everyone immediately loved her. Kim loved her Miami Dolphins and with that ever-accepting heart overlooked Gary supporting the Las Vegas Raiders (a mixed NFL marriage).
In lieu of flowers, gifts, and cards please make a donation to the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance online at sdzwa.org/memorial supporting her love of endangered big cats. On the form please use: "In Memory of: Kim Stone for the Frozen Zoo." Notification information is not required by the zoo.
A family reserved graveside service is scheduled for a later date.