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Kimberly "Kim" Darrell Aylesworth

1935 - 2016

Family and friends mourn the passing of Kimberly “Kim” Darrell Aylesworth on October 17, 2016, in Sacramento at the age of 81. Born on May 8, 1935 at St. Francis Hospital, Santa Barbara, to Darrell Tramblie Aylesworth and Anne (Kuhns) Aylesworth, Kim attended Harding Elementary, La Cumbre Junior High, and Santa Barbara High School, where he participated in ROTC and played clarinet and saxophone in the band. Enlisting in the US Army after high school, he was stationed at Fort Ord (CA) and Fort Lewis (WA) from 1953 - 1959, retiring from active duty as a sergeant-major and continuing as a Reserves officer for 14 more years. Kim married Eileen McKinnon in 1961, and for 27 years they raised a family of four children in Santa Barbara while he pursued a career in printing (Bellwood Printing, his own company Golden West Printing, UCSB Reprographics, and Rood Associates Printing of Carpinteria) and Eileen worked as a nurse and educator. In the 1980s and 90s Kim was an extremely active and generous supporter of the SBHS band and choir programs and of Canticle A Cappella Choir. He was also a member of the Model A Club of Santa Barbara. Kim retired from the printing life in 1995, and in 1998 moved to care for his elderly mother in Sacramento, where he logged more than 7200 volunteer hours for the Sacramento Railroad Museum, playing the role of station master with the “Monday Mafia" volunteers. Kim is survived by his four children, Allan (Brenda Riley), Kenneth, Catherine Lorigan (Paul Lorigan), and Kristin. No public memorial is planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sacramento Railroad Museum (www.californiarailroad.museum/get-involved/donate) or the Santa Barbara High School Band program (http://www.sbhsbands.org/band-boosters.html).

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