Woodbury, VT – Kimber, 64, died peacefully at home in Woodbury on December 3rd 2019 after a long battle with cancer. He was born June 30th 1955 in Randolph, VT to Norman and Verna (Palmer) Harvey. He lived in North Hollow in Rochester until 1967. In 1967 his family purchased a dairy farm in Florence, VT.
Kimber graduated from Otter Valley HS in 1973 with letters in cross country running and skiing. He graduated from UVM in 1977 with a degree in animal science and small business management. He was a proud member of the Ag fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho. After graduation, Kim became owner/partner of Harvey Farms until 2013 when sadly the farm was sold. In 1980, Kim was married to his wife Holly and in 1985 his daughter, Kris was born. He and his daughter enjoyed farming side by side. Kimber was involved in Ag on many levels. He was a member of the Rutland County UVM extension advisory committee, president of VT DHIA, and VT DHIA’s representative to the Raleigh records processing center. DHIA convention trips created some very memorable family trips, especially to San Antonio, TX and Pennsylvania to the Amish farms.
After the farm was sold, Kimber went to work for Janitech Corporation, building the new Williamson Translational Research Building at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He was very proud of the work he did there. After that job was completed, Kim worked for Janitech in the Montpelier area.
During this time, Kimber met his life partner, Connie. They had a wonderful 5 years together. Kimber and Connie fully lived life while he was being treated for cancer. They travelled to Portland and the coast of Maine, Nashville, TN, the Berkshires, Saratoga, and Charleston, SC. They had a deep spiritual bond and loved each other very much. They loved reading together, lying by the pond, and Vermont road trips. Kimber unofficially adopted Connie’s two children and their partners.
He is survived by his daughter Kristine Harvey of North Clarendon, VT. He is also survived by his brother, Matt Harvey and his wife Kim Lawrence of Proctor, VT and his sister Janet Harvey of South Boston, MA. In addition, he is survived by his life partner, Constance Keresey of Woodbury, VT; her son, Benjamin Appel and his wife, Jamie and their beloved son and Kimber’s first grandson, Anthony Lucas of Topsham, ME; and Connie’s son Lucas Appel and his partner Ryan Burnett of Bakersfield, CA.
There will be a gathering for friends and family at the Pittsford Congregational Church on December 14th from 2p-4p followed by an internment in the spring at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Rochester, VT. All donations may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice who allowed Kimber to spend his final days at home: 600 Granger Road Barre, Vermont 05641-5369. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.