At the age of 28, Staff
Sergeant Shane Henry Kimmett, United States Air Force, died August 7,
2002 serving the country he loved as his ill-fated airplane crashed in
Shane was born in Boulder, Colorado on February 5, 1974 and
lived in his beloved state until enlisting at the age of 20.
years of service, Shane was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base,
Nebraska, and Hurlburt Field, Florida.
Shane loved to fly and firmly
believed he had the best job in the world.
He loved the mountains of
Colorado, everything about aviation and was an accomplished home brewer.
Shane is survived by his ever loving wife, Emily, currently of Mary
Esther, FL; his mother Jeni; father Dan; sisters Megan and Katie;
grandparents F. George and Nancy Kimmett; and several nephews and nieces
all of Colorado.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday,
August 22 at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 100 Colorado Blvd.
service will be in Fort Logan National Cemetery where his Air Force
brethren will fly with him on his final sortie as he makes the
"permanent change of station" to Heaven.
Photos of Sergeant Kimmett's funeral can be viewed on the Beaner Banner Web Site.
Obituary written by Shane Kimmett's widow,
Emily, and provided here by Larry Tart.