Kimberly Howard Koester
June 10, 1978 – January 13, 2023
Kimberly Koester née Howard, 44, of Dallas Texas passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023, at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond Virginia.
A lifelong animal and music lover, Kim split her time between volunteer work and the concerts of her favorite musicians. She loved to travel, most recently exploring the fjords of Norway, the falls of Iceland, and the rain forests of Belize. She would greet you gushing over a picture of a cute puppy or with a
sassy remark and a mischievous grin.
Her loss will be most felt by her husband, Tony; and by her surviving family and friends; all of whom she adored. She was preceded in death by her dogs, Ladybug, Lillian, and Pippin, and by her cat Daisy, all of whom she loved more than words can convey.
The interment will be private.
The family asks for donations to the Richmond SPCA be made in her honor in lieu of flowers. Richmondspca.org.
Kim was the most awesome friend a person could have. She always knew the right thing to say, whatever the situation. Kim tackled challenges in her life with fierceness and inspired people around her with her dedication and determination. A brilliant light to my heart, my very best bestest ever, Kim is forever in our hearts.
Kim, you displayed such strength and determination in your life, you loved and helped your best friend when she needed you most and made beautiful memories we can share and laugh about. I pray you have found peace, comfort and eternal joy until we meet again. Xoxo
Kim’s bright spirit, warmth, and compassion has left a major impact with me at Phoenix PT. She exemplified excellence and pushed herself to always give her best. I will miss her dearly and will cherish the memories we made together – from her introducing me to Wordle and for our shared love of dogs named Nico. I hope Kim has found peace and send love to all who knew her.
Kim and I were good friends for over 15 years. When I first met her, I immediately felt a connection and knew we would become close friends. My kids both adored her as she was always making them laugh. I will miss her so much, but know that she lives on in all my great memories of her.
Kim was my sister Laura’s best friend and became a friend of our family instantly. Growing up, I watched them grow such a great bond that started at highschool band camp. They had a friendship that was so precious, honest, loving and rare. Kim was a smart, caring, selfless person and our family will miss her dearly. Kim, I’m glad you met my sister and am happy I had the pleasure to know you.