Valerie Kim Hett, born Valerie Kim Newell on Aug. 11, 1963, went home to be with the Lord on March 31, 2009. She was 45 years old. Kim was born in Pomona, Calif., to Doris J. Prifogle and Richard Harlan Newell. She was one of four children.
Kim moved to Lake Havasu City as a young girl, and then to Nevada several years later. Over the years, she was fortunate to be cared for by friends and family who enriched her life and brought lasting love and friendship to her.
Kim met and married her loving husband, John Timothy "Tim" Hett, Sr. in 1981 and had three wonderful sons.
Kim was a dedicated mother, homemaker and family member. Kim found true joy in the love of her sons and family, and she was the rock that brought everyone together.
Some of Kim's fondest times were holidays and other family celebrations, and the love that she brought to these occasions can never be replaced, will always be remembered and dearly missed. Kim also loved animals deeply and cared for many over the years.
Kim was preceded in death by her mother, Doris G. Prifogle (March 31, 1994) and is survived by the following family: sons, Chad Hett (Deon Hett), Joshua Hett (Kencey Busick) and John Timothy "J.T." Hett, Jr.; father, Richard Newell (Shirley Newell); sister, Sandra Newell (Dennis) and family; brother, Richard Newell and family; sister, Darla Matthews and family; and granddaughter, Dahlia Hett.
She is also survived by many extended family and loving friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at the Gospel Light Baptist Church, 2570 Northern Ave. in Kingman. A celebration of life will follow, to be announced at the services.
Kim was an amazing woman, beloved by all who knew her. Her kind spirit and beautiful smile will be remembered well by those whose lives she touched.
Her gentle heart provided love to her family, and her sons pray that her spirit will continue to bless and protect us all.
"For I am convinced, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come; nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us." - Romans 8:38.
Respectfully requested, in lieu of flowers, please leave donations for the family.