Kimberly Rae Carnes

MIDLAND - Kimberly Rae Carnes of Midland died unexpectedly Jan. 3, 2014. She was born on July 29, 1964 in Big Spring to Kenneth Ray Large of Lenorah and Hazel Mary (Large) Burgess of Cardiff, Wales, UK. Kimberly was born the third child and only girl among three brothers. At age five, she and her family moved to Cardiff, Wales. After graduating from high school, she worked as a receptionist at a local hotel. She married Simon Humphries and later moved back to Midland with her two children in 1983. She worked at Ginghams Day Care, Kyotee Screen-printing and later at Riley’s Bar and Grill. Kimberly loved to cook and participated innumerous Chili Cook Offs, along with her dad. Her heart was pure gold when it came to friends who needed help. She never let anyone go without food and shelter. Survivors include mother and father; three brothers, Kyle Large and wife Kristina of Fort Worth, Kevin Large of Caerleon, Wales, UK, and Cody Large and partner Debbie Hemken of Midland; her two children, Rian Large and wife Cassie, and Kayleigh Large, all of Midland; a half-brother, Drew Large and partner Angie Follis of Midland; step brother and sister, Doug and Develin Doss; cousins, Pat High of Stanton, KC and Dodie Caulder of San Antonio, Stacy Stribling of Midland, Robert and Marla Scott of Schertz, Bill and Sheila Scott of Cibolo; her grandchildren, Hazel Marie and Londyn Grace; as well as a large group of friends, including special friend Mark Carnes. A memorial service was Jan. 8 at Ellis Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
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