Kimberly Carol Achen

April 7, 1962 - April 12, 2021

Kimberly Achen of Allen, Texas passed away on April 12, 2021 at the age of 59. She was born on April 7, 1962 to William Albert Smith and Polly Patricia Mosley in Anniston, Alabama.

Kimberly married her high school sweetheart Harald on October 22, 1979 in Wichita Falls, Texas. She raised two wonderful children, Matthew and Lauren. Kim was a fun-loving, gentle, and protective mother, a treasured wife, a serious Pinochle player and a fierce Foosball player. Kim’s passion was arts and crafts, she was wonderful at painting, flower arrangements, most anything that involved creating beautiful one-of-a-kind works. She left one cross-stich project unfinished. She loved everything antique and spent hours shopping through antique stores. Once she bought an antique pinball machine which she put in the living room where she spent hours with her family having fun. Kim was a sun seeker and just like the sun she always brightened up every room that she walked into. She was always caring and kind and this showed through her beautiful, graceful, and one-of-a-kind personality.

Kim passed after a long fight with cancer. She faced down this adversity with dignity and determination, somehow, thru the pain she managed to keep her sense of humor, her smile, and her love of life.

Kim is survived by her husband, Harald Achen of Allen, Texas; daughter, Lauren Achen of Dallas, Texas; son, Matthew Achen and wife, Christy of Lewisville, Texas; and her sister, Pamela Whipp of Lawton, Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Smith, and her mother Polly Smith Exum, stepfather Harold Exum, her brothers, William Smith, and John Exum, and sister Meladee Brahms.

In lieu of sending flowers, please consider a donation in Kim’s memory to the ASPCA or your local humane animal shelter.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of 150 guests will be allowed to attend the Memorial Service.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

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Sometimes people make an impression on your life that never goes away, and Kim was definitely one of those people. From the first time I met her she was kind, lighthearted and so easy to be friends with! Kim never had a thing to prove, she knew who she was and she was comfortable with that. Even though we had not stayed in touch for several years after we moved away from Texas, we connected last year and were able to talk as if no time had gone by. The world could surely use a lot more people like Kim, she will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with the family, may you receive all the love, light and blessings you deserve. Gary & Kirsten Kirsten Zieres, May 1, 2021 You and your sister will both live forever in my heart. Rest In Peace my sweet friend. Karina, April 30, 2021 My condolences to the family I know the pain from losing a loved one can be unbearable at times, but the bible can be a great source of comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 in that it tells us that God is the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, and even goes on to give us the hope of the resurrection (Acts 24:15) jor, April 23, 2021 My heartfelt condolences to your family and friends. You will be in my thoughts and prayers through this trying time.
Johnny Pray, April 21, 2021 Love and condolences. Wayne Achen, April 20, 2021 She left an afterglow of smiles and memories. Hugs Rhonda, April 20, 2021 Still too young.
Donna Howsden (achen)), April 20, 2021