2010 Moffat County Fair paying tribute to the late Kimble Frentress
The passing of Kimble Frentress on Aug. 7, 2009, was indeed a sad time for all who knew him. He was a man of few words, who excelled in everything he took part in throughout life.
Kimble was a native of the area who will long be remembered for his cooperation and dedication to the fair and the 4-H program.
He was born April 25, 1958 in Hayden, to Norman and Dollie Frentress. He was raised in Routt County, graduating from Hayden High School in 1976.
Kimble married Robbie Jacobs in 1976 and they had three daughters — Tinneal, Dollie, and Shawna.
Kimble was in 4-H for nine years, during which time he showed market steers and horses.
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At 12, he caught the Farm Bureau Catch-A-Calf. This was a heifer project that started a small cow herd for him. Kimble was an avid roper and began roping at an early age, riding his horse about three miles from home to the arena.
In 1982, Robbie and Kimble moved to Nevada, where he worked in the gold mines. They returned to Craig in 1991 to work at Colowyo and later a Trapper Mine.
Upon their return to Craig, the family became involved in 4-H. They were involved in swine, lamb, and steer projects, which they took to the state fair.
Wherever the kids were is where you would find both Kimble and Robbie. Their children were their first priority.
During the fair, Kimble was always available and gracious to help with weigh-ins, setting up pens in the pig barn, acting as swine superintendent, and helping with the junior livestock sale.
He was honored as Moffat County Fair Super-Superintendent in 2000 for his hard work, enthusiasm, and dedication to the swine department.
He always admired the work and dedication that the kids put into their projects and loved to see the enthusiasm they showed for what they had accomplished.
Kimble loved to rope, ride horses, and spend time with his family and grandchildren, Tyler and Kearn.
He would have loved to see the newest addition to the family, a baby girl of Shawna’s named Vidalia.
He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren and supported them in all their endeavors. As Robbie quoted him saying, “He would have followed his grandkids to the end of the earth.”
Kimble’s quiet dedication and warm smile will be missed.
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