Kim D. (Tappy) Kirkman


(May 5, 2001)

Former Powell resident Kim D. (Tappy) Kirkman, 44, died May 5 in Colorado.

Kim was born Dec. 31, 1956 in Terre Haute, Ind., to Charles Kirkman and Delores Braun.

He moved with his family to Casper in 1963 and to Powell in 1971.

He graduated from Powell High School in 1975.

He married Sally Miskimins on July 26, 1986 in Casper.

Kim worked in sales for 18 years in Powell, Casper, Denver and California before returning to school in 1994. He obtained a degree in aviation technology and took a job with Lynch Flying Service in Billings before going to work for Corporate Air (Federal Express) in March of this year.

Kim loved his family, the outdoors, fishing and playing golf. He also loved flying and everything about aviation.

Survivors include wife Sally Kirkman of Casper; sister Lisa Kellick of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughters Amy Brammer and Amber Bertagnole, both of Casper; parents Dr. Floyd and Delores Swenson of Casper; four grandchildren; stepbrother Chris Swenson of San Francisco, stepsister Carolyn Swenson of Denver, stepsister Patricia Swenson-Harris of Lyons, Colo.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, father, and grandparents.

Funeral services will be held May 11 at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Casper, with the Rev. Tim Bowman officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Casper.

Memorials may be sent to the Arthritis Foundation Rocky Mountain Area, 2280 S. Albion St., Denver, Colo.