Mom was born to Howard C. Jorgensen and Flora Wallwork Jorgensen in Pasadena, California. Barbara moved to Ogden, Utah, at the age of 11 with her sister Shirley and brother Roger to be raised by their grandmother Ruth Olive Wallwork.
Mom attended local schools and was in the first graduating class from Ben Lomond High School. Life took her down a road of heartache and pain with the death of her new born son, Scott Helms, and a divorce from first husband of one year.
Mom reunited with her high school sweetheart, Warren Verl Kimber, and they were married in Arlington, Virginia, in 1959 while dad served in the U.S. Army.
Upon returning to Utah, mom worked very hard to raise five sons that she had in five years and four months time period, having two in diapers at a time. always sure to mention the diapers were not disposable. Mom enjoyed returning to the workforce as soon as her youngest son entered Kindergarten. Mom worked for the News Paper Agency Corporation, Triangle Oil, Cowboy Oil, Sinclair Oil and retired from UPS.
During our childhood, mom and dad taught us the importance of family and to respect our elders by making a weekly trip to Ogden to visit grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Mom loves her extended family and would attend the annual Wallwork family reunions.
As we grew older mom supported us in attending our little league baseball games as well as other school and church activities. Mom was a New Year’s Baby the year she was born and did not like her birthday because everything was closed for the holiday so she went all out to have all our friends over to the house for chili and banana splits before snow tubing behind Boulton Elementary School in the dark.
Mom’s love for music was diverse as she loved the music she grew up with as well as rock music from the 70s and 80s. Our friends must have thought we had a cool mom.
Mom is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various church callings when her sons were younger. Mom would take us to Primary after school in the back of our pickup truck and enjoyed teaching the young women.
Mom is survived by Mark & Jill Kimber, Chuck & Loreen Kimber, and Eston Kimber (Lauren Goddard), ten Grandchildren and eleven Great-Grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents, Brother Roger Jorgensen, Sister Shirley Morby, sons Scott Helms, Clayton Kimber, and Jeffrey Kimber, Daughter-in-law Brenda Haslam Kimber, and a great-grandson Grayson Ridge Kimber, who was born and died one day prior to her death.
Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff, friends and caregivers at Legacy House of Bountiful and North Canyon Rehab.
We love you mom and miss you already.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 17, 2022, at Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 South 200 West, Bountiful, Utah. An evening viewing will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2022, at Russon Mortuary, 295 N. Main Street, Bountiful, with a Monday morning viewing to be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the mortuary prior to services.
Services will be streamed live on the Russon Brothers Mortuary Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.