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Kimberly Jane (Lewis) Partain
November 29, 1952 ~ December 4, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Kimberly Jane Partain, lovingly known as Jane or Gram, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2023, in Albuquerque, NM, at the age of 71. She was born on November 29, 1952, in Levelland, Texas, to her parents Jim and Hazel Lewis. Jane was preceded in death by her parents, along with two of her siblings, David and Albert. She is survived by her siblings Jim Lewis, Robert Lewis, and Katey Vowell.
Jane is remembered fondly by her beloved husband Rick, her three children - DeWayne, Clay, and Tory, her nine cherished grandchildren, and her five great-grandchildren.
She was a certified antique appraiser and had a remarkable talent for assessing vintage clothing. Jane's expertise in antiques led her to open various businesses, including an antique store in Kansas and an online vintage clothing store, where her passion for preserving history shone brightly. Jane was known for her affinity for all things Blue Willow themed, which became her calling card online and in antique dealings.
Jane's heart swelled during the holiday season, particularly Christmas, as she adorned trees and homes with beautiful decorations. Her talent as a crafter was evident in the intricate ornaments and gifts she created for all occasions, reflecting her love for family and celebrations.
Gram adored her role as a grandmother and played an active part in each grandchild's life, organizing themed parties and celebrations that created lasting memories. Gram's imagination ran wild, as she created fairy houses, and other fantastic designs with her grandchildren. Her love was often expressed through her skilled crafts and creations. Jane's talents extended to sewing, where she showcased her skills in creating clothes, quilts, mittens, socks, and many others. She shared her passion for old movies, especially Alfred Hitchcock classics, and delighted in watching them with her family.
Later in life, Jane delved into genealogy and found immense joy in helping her husband, Rick, trace his lost relatives. Their shared entrepreneurial spirit led them to embark on various ventures together, including their involvement in an antique store and an online vintage clothing business.
In her later years, she and Rick embraced ballroom dancing, making numerous friends and attending quinceañeras with their dance instructor Mariano while residing in Las Vegas.
In their retirement, Jane and Rick found solace in traveling to their cabin in Taos, NM, cherishing each moment together.
Despite battling breast cancer for 17 years, Jane's unwavering will and determination to fight inspired many. Her doctors acknowledged her remarkable strength and courage throughout her journey.
A celebration of Jane's remarkable life will be held in late January in Albuquerque, honoring the legacy of a woman whose love, creativity, and strength touched the lives of all who knew her. She will be dearly missed and remembered with profound love and admiration by her family and friends.