Carmen Deann Kester born On March 5th, 1977 has left this time on earth to be with the Lord on March 8th, 2022 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico at the age of 45. Carmen is preceded in death by her father, William Cooper and father in law, Roger Kester. She is survived by her loving husband Timothy Kester; her son Tyler Kester and wife Alissa, daughter Clarissa Duran and husband Chris, son Caleb Kester and wife Anel, son Trenton Kester and daughter Navaeh Hollon and husband Wes. Her mother Jackie Cooper and mother in law Carol Kester. Her siblings; brother Joey Cooper and wife Shonda, brother Mitchell Cooper and wife Tamissa, sister Hope Gritts and husband Jody, sister Timi Decker, sister Erica Cooper, sister Stacy Dixon, brother Jimmie Sumpter and wife Kim and brother David Osage. Her five grandchildren; Peter, Paisleigh, Parker, Aria and Phillip. A countless number of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and extended family.
Carmen was a light to many, her smile could light the room. She loved watching her boys sporting events and her daughters cheering and choir concerts. Carmen was an avid decorator, she decorated for everything. On birthdays she filled the room with balloons and streamers. Valentine's Day she pasted hearts on the doors of every member of the house with what she loved about them. Every month was different and Christmas was her favorite. Countless number of nativities would sit out and her 11 Christmas trees she would put up.
Carmen loved the Lord our God. She truly lived every day sharing his Grace through her. Carmen loved better than most, she covered her family in love. She covered people she met in love.
Never was there a time where she met someone and didn't immediately care for them. She believed from the bottom of heart that no one was without forgiveness. She was the sweetest, most kind and gentle person anyone could meet. She was adopted by her parents, William and Jackie, where she was raised and grew up in Oklahoma. She later met and fell in love with her soul mate Tim and 25 years later he has been right by her side. She worked as a nurse in Stilwell where she was able to help people in more ways then she could before. Carmen loved helping others. She followed her one true love to New Mexico where they raised their children. She met numerous people along the way that became family and she treated them as such. She was a daycare provider, a nurse for the school, and ended up as a manager of the service department at CarMax - her favorite placed she's worked. She was an active member of Paragon Church where she taught children from all ages the Grace that God gives with her Tim right by her side. She was a saint, an Angel on earth, a piece of divinity itself. She was! The world will never be the same. Carmen loved her husband Tim more than anything as they adventured together through life. That was Carmen's favorite part of life, her adventures with Tim. Carmen is adventuring now with her family in heaven, until the day her and Tim can adventure together again.
There will be a memorial service for Carmen at the First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho at 10am on Monday March 14th, 2022. Please come join the family share your love, support and memories. 3906 19th Ave SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. The family asks you print and bring to the service your favorite photo of Carmen as they will choose and take their favorites among the group. If you would like to support the family monetarily, donations can be made to link that is listed under the donation section at the bottom of the website.
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