Kimberly Ann Tilley

January 24, 1953December 27, 2013

Kimberly Ann Tilley was born on January 24, 1953 and passed away on December 27, 2013 in Bethesda, MD.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 18, 2014

Kimberly Ann Tilley

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Kate Haakonsen

July 11, 2014

A classmate only just mentioned to me that she saw news of Kim's passing in the Ursinus magazine which I hadn't read yet. Kim and I were roommates for two years and dorm mates for four. We did a poor job of keeping in touch. I always hoped we would remedy that... I am very sad to hear she is gone so young and extend my deepest sympathy to her family. Kate Swanson Haakonsen

Ceci Brown

February 4, 2014

I am extremely sadden and shocked at the death of my St Margaret's School classmate Kim. With sympathy to her family and love ones.

David Miller

February 3, 2014

I am sorry for your loss. I knew Kim from Ursinus College, we acted together and were friends. She was a remarkable person! May God's grace and comfort be tangible in your loss.

January 28, 2014

It was with very deep shock, when i learnt about her death. May her soul rest in perfect peace. The Lord will also give the family the strength to bear the loss. It is well in Jesus name. Taslim Alade.

Mary Brown

January 26, 2014

To Dr. Russell M Tilley and Betty Tilley, I am so sorry to hear of Kim's passing. I remember playing with her when we were very young children. I'm sure you don't remember me, but my parents were Richard and Mavis McCoy.

January 18, 2014

The Board and Members of the ASPRS Potomac Region offer their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Kim Tilley. Everyone from the region who has spoken with me has expressed their sense that we have lost a good friend. Kim's pleasant attitude and wise advice was greatly appreciated by everyone from student members to veterans of the society. Indeed several mentioned that Kim was calm and gracious under pressure and has quietly helped members of all ages through administrative, bureaucratic and personal crises in their lives. We were privileged to have known and worked with Kim and are better for it. The Potomac Region will remember her for a long time for her contributions to the life and functioning of our society.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time as we all mourn her passing and treasure the memories we have of her cheerful presence at our national and local conferences. It will be months before we adjust to the fact that calling ASPRS Headquarters seeking her wise counsel will no longer get us the vintage Tilley advice that we still need; there are big shoes to be filled and although Kim will have a successor she will not easily be replaced.

Allan Falconer,
President, ASPRS Potomac Region 2013
on behalf of the Board and the Membership.

January 17, 2014

I first met Kim over five years ago. I had the opportunity to see her in person at the ASPRS annual conference every year, and I also had the chance to interact with her during the SAC monthly teleconferences over the course of two years. Many memories of her flooded my mind since I received the notice of her passing, but there are three in particular that stand out. Once I made a serious mistake while volunteering. Kim made sure I learned my lesson, but after that she treated me as if the incident never happened. I admired how graciously she handled the situation. The second memory was made when I needed an urgent letter of recommendation. I had forgotten that Kim was away on a conference, and contacted her about it. She produced an excellent letter within an hour despite manning a booth at the same time. My other favourite memory was when I would point out to Kim famous professors whose books and articles I had read. She would simply walk me over to them and introduce me. “They are just people like you and me” she would say.

George Lee

January 14, 2014

My sincere condolences to Kim's family, friends and colleagues for your great loss. I have been a member of ASPRS for over 40 years, though more active in the last 20. While I never become an officer in the Society, I have worked a lot with the Kim and the headquarters staff. I can't recall any conference that I've attended over all these years when I didn't see Kim calmly working behind the scenes to ensure that everything was running smoothly. I will always have fond memories of our trip together to China to attend the ISPRS conference. I'm sure I will think of Kim whenever I attend any future conferences and will never forget her.

Karen Smyrski-Smith

January 14, 2014

I just learned of Kimmy's passing right now and am stunned. Kimmy and I are summer childhood friends as every summer when she came to visit her grandparents in CT she would always come over to my grandparents farm next door where I lived. Oddly enough Kimmy and I got to visit with each other this past July for the first since we were about 18. We had a great time reminicing about the cows etc. bringing back a lot of good memories. I am devastated as I was planning to see Kimmy on my next visit to MD. Sweet dreams Kimmy.


January 14, 2014

"Now may the Lord of peace give you peace constantly in every way. May the Lord of peace be with all of you." 2 Thess. 3:16