Carolyn Lou Kimball


Monte Vista resident Carolyn Lou Kimball, 93, passed away on Jan. 6, 2023. She was born on July 12, 1929, in Harrisville, W. Va., to Chester William and Alberta Marion (Lambert) McKitrick. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Ohio Valley School of Nursing in Steubenville, Ohio.

Over her many years of nursing, she worked locally at the Alamosa Hospital, the Del Norte Hospital and was the school nurse for the Del Norte School District. She was an avid Avalanche and Bronco fan and was a member of the Monte Vista Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son James (Charlene) Blankensop II of Monte Vista, her grandchildren, Jason, Heather, Jamie, C.J. III, and Kristan, her great-grandchildren, Jessica, Cameron, Ryan, Trevor, Hunter, Dakota, Donavan, Halia-j and Mia, her sister Sharon D’Angelo, her niece Terri Andrews and her cousin Bert Webster as well as numerous other extended family members.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Lessa McDaniel, her sister Lois Coletti and her brother Tommy McKitrick.

Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at the Monte Vista Methodist Church. Contributions are suggested to the Monte Vista Methodist Church and may be made in care of the funeral home office.

To express condolences, please visit Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista is in care of the arrangements.