Kimberly Leann (McCallum) Stegeman, 53, of Grandview, passed away unexpectedly at her home Saturday, May 9, 2015.
She was born March 11, 1962 in Sunnyside and raised in Grandview, where she graduated high school in 1980. She went on to graduate from Central Washington University with a BA in Elementary Education in 1984. On May 7, 1983, she married Chuck Stegeman in Grandview, where they made their home and raised their family.
In September of 1984, she went to work with Yakima Valley Community College teaching Adult Basic Education courses, helping her students get ready to take the GED test. In June of 2014, she retired from YVCC and joined her husband and two sons in the family business, Stegeman Electric.
The greatest joy in her life was her family. She attended all of her kids’ sporting and school events and was their biggest fan.
She is survived by her husband, Chuck Stegeman of Grandview; daughter, Ashlie Stegeman of Pasco; two sons, Nick (Elida) McCallum and Jeremy Stegeman both of Grandview; three grandchildren, Ethan, Isabella and Alyssa McCallum of Grandview; mother, Norma (Phil) Telford of Goldendale; father, Darrell (Roberta) McCallum of Grandview; brother, Darrell (Janice) McCallum of Spokane; and sister, Dacia (Ed) Ogee of Yakima.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents and nephew, Mathew Shenyer.
Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, May 14, 2015, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Grandview. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 15, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grandview with burial to follow at Mabton Cemetery in Mabton.
Those wishing to honor her memory may contribute to the Grandview Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 632, Grandview, WA 98930.
Those wishing to sign Kim’s online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com
Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematory in Grandview is in care of arrangements.