Kimberly Ann Hill-Sands
August 15, 1960 – March 23, 2019
Kimberly Hill-Sands of Marco Island, FL, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Naples Community Hospital after a short illness.
Kim was widely known for her generosity, enthusiasm, thoughtfulness, persistence, sense of style and larger-than-life personality. Her keen intelligence, creativity, ready wit, and infectious laugh made her a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and entrepreneur.
Active in various civic, social and charitable organizations in the Marco area, she especially enjoyed sunset cruises on the Marco River and the Gulf of Mexico.
An avid international traveler, especially in Europe and China, Kim’s favorite foreign cities included Paris and Venice. She visited these two metropolitan areas many times.
She was a dynamic and experienced print and product fulfillment executive, specializing in these fields for 30 years. Her longtime clients included many high profile national and international companies. She envisioned and implemented many new technological advancements for her industry.
Born at Fort Monmouth, NJ, Army Hospital, Kim grew up in LaFontaine, IN, and graduated from Southwood High School near Wabash, IN.
After high school, she worked actively as a runway and print model in the fashion industry in Ohio, New York City and London, England. Following her modeling career, she moved to Chicago to work as a national sales executive in the printing and fulfillment industries.
She was married with Roger Sands on April 22, 1989; he survives Kim. They have one son, Ryan T Sands a senior at The University of Denver.
Other survivors include her mother, Marcia A. Hill of Marco Island; her father, Jerry T Hill (Inga) of Indianapolis, IN; a brother, Timothy T Hill (Darla) of Westfield, IN; a sister Jennifer S. Mattran (William) of Marco Island; step-sisters Kristin Nicola (Steve), Beth Henderson (Todd), Caitlin Teague (Phil) and soul sister Susan Master (Bernard).
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home, 577 East Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, FL 34145. A gathering of family and friends will take place one hour prior to service.
Memorials in honor of Kimberly Hill-Sands may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 583 Tallwood Street, # 101, Marco Island, FL 34145.
- American Cancer Society
- Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, March 28, 2019
- Celebration of Life Thursday, March 28, 2019
Kimberly Ann Hill-Sands
April 7, 2019
Kimberly is my dearest and forever friend. I met Kimberly in 1980 at John Robert Powers modeling school and agency where we were both working in Columbus, Ohio. We became immediate friends and have stayed close the entire 39 years. She is the most loving, generous, compassionate, and thoughtful woman I know. She is family to me...always there for me in every way. She was my confidant, knew my dreams, understood me, and always put a smile on my face....So many fun and happy memories, and thousands of photos to help console me. How do you say good-bye to someone so vital, vibrant, passionate and full of life. We need to remember that she lived life to the fullest, loved her family fiercely, and touched so many lives. I feel so fortunate for our long friendship.
Thank you for all the good times, the love you gave to so many, and being my BFF.
I will miss you, Kimberly, my soul sister, more than words can say.
Vela Maria Orozco
March 30, 2019
I met Kim in 1969 at La Fontaine Elementary School. We rode the same school bus. We graduated together from Southwood High School. I always knew she would be a great model and would be destined for great things. So glad she experienced the joys of traveling and that she enjoyed life. The news of her passing is devistating. Prayers for all those hit hard by this news. Vela Maria (Vierling) Orozco
March 28, 2019
My condolences to Kimberly’s family. She was a truly bright and talented lady. Cherish all the memories she has left you with.
God’s blessings to the family.
March 28, 2019
My world will never be the same without our beautiful Kimberly. I feel so blessed to have been in her life. She enjoyed life to the fullest and taught us how to do the same. Her grace, generosity, style, thoughtfulness and laughter will never be forgotten. I am a better person because of Kimberly and I will miss her forever.
March 28, 2019
When writing to honor our dear Kimberly, it is difficult to know where to begin. There are so many positive and influential words I would use to describe her. I always think of her as the strongest, most successful woman I know... and those are words that come after kind, generous, compassionate, insightful, enthusiastic, upbeat, inspiring, put-together, ravishingly beautiful, classy and genuine. In addition, I don’t think I know anyone more interested in who you are... and how you are. We nicknamed her “Oprah” as her interview skills were second-to-none, and she looked you directly in the eye, listening intently to every word. She not only heard everything you said, but everything you didn’t say as well... a truly rare and remarkable quality. Let’s face it... everything about Kimberly was remarkable.
If I had to choose one thing to share though, beyond making “Hat Party” a MUST DO event at all long weekend girlfriend gatherings, I would share that Kimberly made us all want to BE better. Better at living life to the fullest. Kimberly inspired us all to think BIG, believe in ourselves and others, drink the good champagne, (Vueve at each gathering) wear our best everything, (as long as it was well coordinated) all the time, spend as much time as possible with the ones we love, and celebrate life every single day.
I know there are many, many things that will remind me of her as I move through this life, but the one that is the most important is to live life to the fullest as she would. She is still with us even though we cannot see her... this I know. She will be watching. As we do things that she would have done and think of her, she will know how much we honor her, smile, and realize what a positive influence she was, and will continue to be for all of us.
Thank you for all you gave us Kimberly! You will be in our hearts and minds forever.
Rebecca Psigoda and family, Mark, Jared, and Jordan
March 27, 2019
Kimberly always planned the best Kimro/K2I Christmas Parties!
So much fun being "Naughty" and "Nice" every year when we celebrated!!!
I learned my party planning from the best!
March 27, 2019
I first met Kimberly by working with her at Tech Web. I became her CSR and friend. We shared work but personal experiences. She was such a good friend and confidant. I remember going on sales calls and we would have so much fun together. Just recently my husband has started working at SG360 and I kept saying I need to get in touch with Kimberly. I didn’t and this is devastating to me. Sending hugs to Roger, Ryan, Jennifer, Bill and Kimberly’s Mom. Praying for all during this very difficult time. She will be missed dearly
March 26, 2019