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TekDiveGirl / Kimber Hawkens Thurman

Discussion in 'Passings' started by D_B, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. D_B

    D_B Kimber/TekDiveGirl storyteller and memory keeper ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: San Diego, Ca.
    16,531
    11,055
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    (photo is from the San Diego bay dinner cruise that she arranged)

    I was reading some of my posts to ScubaBoard about my twice weekly visits to her while she was in Scripps Rehab ..in them you can see I was absolutely devoted to her .. even before we became a couple.
    She was my focus .. Not that She needed me to help her, I am certain She would have found a way to get things done without me, I just felt that any thing I could do to make her life easier, better, more fun, was not a task or burden but I felt it was kind of a duty and such a small thing to do for her.
    She was my Purpose , my Partner, and my Joy ... You filled my life Sweetie and I'll remember our unique adventures for the rest of my life ... Thank you letting me be your wings to let express your adventurous self
    ... I miss you Honey 2764.png :jump:
     
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  2. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    61,603
    29,982
    I've always been impressed by that. Inspired, even. You stepped up when others would have stepped away.
     
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  3. D_B

    D_B Kimber/TekDiveGirl storyteller and memory keeper ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: San Diego, Ca.
    16,531
    11,055
    Truth .. it did also make me feel good and also I felt a bit special in being able to do so, and give you all reports on her progress ... even when I could not say anything I used to post dancing snoopy to indicate something good ... pleased to see that it became a smiley
    :snoopydance:

    Oh boy did I ever catch hell from Kimber once when I posted about going out for ice cream ... that's when I started using Snoopy ... later it was all ok, and I remember years later after Kimber had been going back through SB posts and her accident thread that she remarked to me ... I was really a ***** to you that time .. no Sweetie, it was ok, I understood (after the shock wore off lol)
     
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  4. D_B

    D_B Kimber/TekDiveGirl storyteller and memory keeper ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: San Diego, Ca.
    16,531
    11,055
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    That photo was from the last thing you accomplished in a life filled with accomplishments ... March 30th 2019

    You took the GRE for SDSU because your instructors at UCSSM were adamant that you take it, that you would pass it , probably on your first try (something not common ) I am not surprised to learn that you had passed it and would have been attending graduate school there :jump: 2764.png
     
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  5. letterboy

    letterboy Trash leaves trash ScubaBoard Supporter

    54,598
    68,831
    :heart:
     
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  6. nadwidny

    nadwidny Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cranbrook, BC
    1,884
    504
    Kimber keeps me going every day.
     
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  7. Colliam7

    Colliam7 Tech Instructor Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Kents Store, VA
    7,209
    4,517
    One of my sustaining principles over many years is that 'Death is always hardest on those left behind.'

    Every year, we learn that we have been 'left behind' by (another) a member / user / colleague / friend / companion / fellow diver.

    It is never 'easy', but it is also the essence of life. We really should not mourn whatever time we didn't spend with them, or the chances for interaction with them, of which we didn't take advantage.
    Rather we shloulkd cherish the times that we DID!

    Like many on SB, I did not know her personally. But, I KNEW her, through SB. I am a better person for that.
     
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