Laurence Kimball Romney Jr. passed away on September 5, 2023 after a brief illness.
Kimball was born on November 13, 1944 in Safford, Arizona, the son of Laurence Kimball Romney and Kathryn McCray Crum Romney. Kimball spent his childhood in Duncan, Arizona. The family lived for a short time in Flagstaff, Arizona before moving to El Paso, Texas. After graduating from El Paso High School, Kimball served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the West Mexico Mission. Kimball attended Eastern Arizona College before enrolling in Northern Arizona University where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration.
After college, Kimball went to work in the commercial produce and grocery industry eventually working his way up and managing the largest institutional foods operation in Southern Arizona. He was an innovator in the industry. He worked for a number of companies, including starting and being the president of a US-based business that partnered with one of Chile’s largest agricultural exporters.
He is survived by his wife Karen Romney; three children, Kathryn Shumway & husband Duane Shumway, Ed Romney & wife Belinda Romney, and Taylor Romney & wife Morgan Romney. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren and ten siblings.
A Private Viewing for family will be held on Friday, September 15, 2023. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 10am at the LDS Grove Building,
3770 S. Cooper Road, Chandler, AZ
. Kimball will be buried with family in Duncan, AZ on Monday, September 18, 2023.