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Kim Wallentine Nate, 68, passed away January 21, 2024 at the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello with his wife and family by his side.
Kim was born May 17, 1955 in Montpelier to Margean Wallentine Nate, and Farrell Leo Nate. He was the youngest of three, with older sister Shauna (Arnell) and brother Kevin Nate. He lived his childhood years in Dingle Idaho, attending grade school in Dingle, Junior High in Paris, and graduating from Bear Lake High School in May 1973. He was very active in sports, playing basketball, football and track. His senior year his basketball team took 1st in districts sending them to the State tournament in Pocatello. That is where he met Kim Ann and they married in March 1974. To this union they welcomed Amy, Brian, and Mara. They made their home in Paris and Kim hired out for the Rail Road in October 1974, working as a conductor. In Dec 1981 Kim followed the railroad and moved his family to Cedar City, Ut. After sometime there, they were able to come back to Paris in March 1987. Kim and Kim Ann were later divorced in 2009.
Those years kept him busy chasing kids activities. Dance, Rodeo, 4-H Horse shows, Basketball, Baseball, Football, he was always there cheering and supporting. He was a member of the Bear Lake Rangers for many years. He was his own entrepreneur, always wanting to try something new. He had several different businesses over his life. He gained many true and great friends. Many people came to know Kim by the Satellite Store.
Kim married Laurie Ann Kelsey in April 2013, and together they pursued life goals. They went on to develop an ever lasting love. It was during this time he was able to get into real estate, where he was very good at what he did, selling ranches. He enjoyed his years as a range rider and developed strong friendships with good people. He eventually had his goal of his own cow herd and good ranch horses.
Kim had a testimony; he was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was sealed to his love for time and eternity. He was always willing to serve others. His values and beliefs ran strong, he was able to turn challenges around and succeed.
Kim’s 15 grandkids meant everything to him. This is how he got the name Papa. He loved being their Papa and Great Papa.
Kim is survived by his wife Laurie, kids Amy (Jason) Lutz, Brian (Leslie) Nate, and Mara (Scott) Ream. Sandra (Scott) Hall and Bailey Keetch. Sister Shauna (Mike) Arnell, and Brother Kevin (Marty) Nate. His Grandkids, RiLee Lutz, Kormick Lutz, Fred Lutz, Peyton Lutz, Evinn Nate, Hadli Nate, JosLynn Quintero, Jentz (Sammantha) Quintero, KyLie (Cody) Saurey, Butch (Gena) Ream, MaCoy Ream, Hailey’Jo Ream, RidLee Ream, Easton & Finley Hall. 5 Great Grandkids, Knox, Charlie, Ivy and Nora Quintero, and Railee Saurey. Kim was preceded in death by his parents, and grandson Liam Hall.
Services will be held Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 12:00 in the Paris Chapel. A viewing will be held prior to that from 10:00 to 11:45 and one Friday night from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Schwab Matthews Mortuary in Montpelier.