Kimberly Lynn Leach

August 18, 1968June 26, 2018
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Kimberly Lynn Leach 1968-2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Kimberly Lynn Leach announces her sudden passing on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at the age of 49. Kimberly was born in Beaufort, South Carolina on August 18, 1968, but spent the majority of her life and grew her family in Pensacola, Florida. She was known for her love of Pensacola Beach and fishing with her friends and family. Kimberly graduated from the University of West Florida with a bachelor’s degree in social work and went on to work in child protective services. She loved her job and the ability it gave her to save the lives of so many children. Kimberly will be forever and lovingly remembered by her daughters Ashley LaMothe (husband Stephan) and Amanda Leach, granddaughter Adelynn LaMothe and expected grandson Bryson Nall, parents Janice and Glen Monks, brother Tommy Howells (wife Michelle), step-brothers and sister Dale Monks, Dean Monks, and Linda Sanders, multiple in-laws, aunts and uncles, and nieces and nephews. Kimberly was preceded in death by her father Tom Howells, Jr., as well as her loving husband and best friend of 24 years, David Garner Leach. A celebration of Kimberly’s life will be held on July 12, 2018, at 2 pm at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home in Pensacola. A catered reception will follow the service, where friends and family are invited to share memories of Kimberly. Memorial donations in remembrance of Kimberly can be made to the Pensacola Humane Society at 5 N Q St. Pensacola, FL 32503. Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Ashley (Stephan) LaMothe, Daughter
  • Amanda Leach, Daughter
  • Adelynn LaMothe, Granddaughter
  • Janice (Glen) Monks, Mother
  • Tommy (Michelle) Howells, Brother
  • Dale Monks, Step-brother
  • Dean Monks, Step-brother
  • Linda Sanders, Step-sister
  • Tom Howells Jr., Father
  • David Garner Leach, Husband


  • Visitation Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 12, 2018

Kimberly Lynn Leach

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gener cruz

September 25, 2018

missing the both of you.....g

Jennifer Bitner

July 13, 2018

Dear Janice,

All of us at the Pensacola Humane Society, all staff and volunteers, are saddened to learn this news. Please know all of us have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May the loving memories you have of your daughter comfort you now and always.

With much love to you,
Jennifer Bitner and the staff of the Pensacola Humane Society

Eloise Lautier de Varona

July 11, 2018

I’m so very sorry to learn of your overwhelming loss. Surely nothing can compare to the death of a child. May the love and support of family and close friends sustain you now and in the future.

Carole and Loren Wallace

July 5, 2018

Jan, Glen and family,
We grieve with you in this tragic loss and our prayers are with you. We know that there are no words that would be adequate to express the feelings that you must have at this time. Just rely on the strength of your faith to help you through the coming days. God Bless you all.

Jack Swinehart

July 4, 2018

I will never forget the day I saw Kim in a high chair at her grandmother's house in Columbus. She was happily enjoying a meal and experimenting with different food groups and how to eat them. As we were being entertained by her antics, she picked up a banana that had been pealed for her, examined it thoroughly, and then began to jam the entire banana into her mouth, smashing it until she had managed to push the entire thing all over her face. May God's grace pour over Janice and Glen and Tommy.

Kathleen Howells -Warno

July 2, 2018

The last time I saw Kim she was about 7 years old . She was such a pretty and sweet little girl. My heart goes out to her Mother Jan and her brother Tommy . She 's gone too soon . My deepest condolences.... Love Aunt Kathy