ForeverMissed
Kimberly Thomas Levine, 65, passed away surrounded by her loved ones on November 4, 2022, after her battle with cancer.

She was the youngest of four children, born on February 26, 1957, in Lock Haven, PA to Dr. David Thomas Jr. and Shirley Thomas.

In 1977 she went to work at Camp Pinewood, a private children’s residential camp in Hendersonville, NC, where she met her husband, Ron Levine. They went on to have two daughters, Ashley, and Kelley. One of Kim’s passions was nurturing children at their summer home away from home. Her love of travel enabled her to see the world while meeting and interviewing prospective staff for Camp Pinewood, touching the lives of many, and making lifelong friends around the globe.

Through the years Kim’s favorite interests were her love of animals, traveling, and reading. She was an avid equestrian who also enjoyed snow and water skiing. She was full of life with adventure, devoted to her family, was fearless, compassionate, and had a keen sense of humor.

Kim was predeceased by both of her parents as well as her brother, Dean Thomas. She is survived by her husband, Ron, their two daughters Ashley Clayton & her husband JP Clayton of Hendersonville, NC, and Kelley Lozada & her husband Daniel Lozada of Tampa, FL, her sister Jane Peck and brother David Thomas. She also leaves behind her first & beloved 1-year-old granddaughter, Harper Clayton.

Kim was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all her friends and family.

Celebration of Life Memorial service will take place on Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 11AM-2PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home at 538 Tracy Grove Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792. 

Attire: Comfortable casual. Light and bright colors are encouraged, please do not wear any black. 

In lieu of flowers the family kindly asks donations to be made in Kim's honor to the EQUUS Foundation. https://www.equusfoundation.org/give/donate-form-a...
December 15, 2022
December 15, 2022
Kim was a ray of sunshine in my soul. We laughed and shared so many stories together. She was always game for a fun time. I know she is in a better place but oh how she will be missed in my heart! Ed and I give our sincere condolences to the Levine family.
December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022
Kim will be missed by so many, including our family. Our families met at camp with the kids and over the year we became friends. She was a great person to get to know over the years, especially where I worked for her at the Health Center. We will never forget her generosity, kindness and later our fun times with her fabulous sense of humor. Estelle Larry Bryan Marissa and Ira Abrams
November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022
Misa and I are deeply saddened by the news which we read. We’re so sorry for your loss and we‘re sending our deepest condolences to the Levine family. Our thoughts are with you!
Kim was so kind and wonderful lady who with Ron basically became my American family. Myself and Misa are blessed and forever grateful that we have had opportunity to know her. Kim will be deeply missed and will be forever in our hearts!
November 13, 2022
November 13, 2022
Aunt Kim, 
You touched the lives of so many and I feel so fortunate to have had you as a loving Aunt and cherished friend.  Your love of life was always apparent and so was your love of family.  You have been a guardian angel to all of us cousins at various points in time, quietly sharing your love and support. You were an amazing Great-Aunt to Benjamin and Hadley and they loved you dearly. I am heartbroken that Harper will not have your presence in her life but I know that your love and influence will be passed on to her through Ron, Ashley, Kelley and the rest of your family.

I admired in you your energy, compassion, determination, decisiveness, and generosity of spirit- to family, friends, campers, and all living things. I am struck by the sincere interest you had in the world and the people around you, allowing you to converse easily and warmly with all people. It was a joy to be around you. You were never afraid to speak your mind, usually with keen humor, in order to provide leadership, guidance or levity to those fortunate enough to know you.

You are already missed so much. This week has been filled with thoughts of telling or sharing something with you, only to then face the sad reminder that I can do so no more, except in my heart and mind. I love you so much. 
November 13, 2022
November 13, 2022
My dear friend Kim. I will never forget her. On our first day meeting in college-I knew we would be friends forever. We talked till 4am. Although we lived a distance from each other- we always kept in touch via text or phone. We have had so many memories. I remember your families cabin and the visits to Pennsylvania and Long Island. We shared a skiing experience with Dean. I came down the mountain on my behind ! You were both masters!I remember meeting your parents for the first time. Dad called me Barbie. He was the only person I let do that!
Kim was funny, smart, compassionate and beautiful.
Ron, Ashley , Kelley and families- I am so sorry for the loss of this beautiful woman. She will remain in my heart forever.
November 13, 2022
November 13, 2022
Although not related by blood, I am fortunate to have been a member of the Levine family for almost 20 years now. The loss of Kim is heartbreaking and devastating to us all, but it is a comfort to know the legacy she leaves behind will live forever. She made a difference in the lives of so many over the years, and I am honored to be one of them. Memories of all the laughs we had and our trips overseas will always be the most precious to me. She leaves behind the most beautiful and loving family…a testament to who she was as a wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. I will miss you, Kim <3
November 12, 2022
November 12, 2022
I am stunned and so saddened to learn of Kim's passing. My heart goes out to you Ron, Ashley and Kelley, Jane and David and the entire family. Kim was one of my best friends since the first day my family moved in across the street in Lock Haven in 1967. I have so many wonderful memories of Kim. Silly things we did as kids. Horseback riding at "the farm," dreams of running away to the West on the horses. Summer days on the river. The trip to Ireland with my parents (first time out of the country) for both of us) and she was the best traveling companion, even at 13. She was so funny and fun to be with, intelligent, always questioning and open to new things. Although there were some years when we didn't keep in touch, it was always just the same between us when we did catch up. She will always be in my heart. 
November 12, 2022
November 12, 2022
I was incredibly blessed to have Kim in my life and to have the honor of calling her my mother-in-law. Although her loss will leave a perpetual hole in our hearts, I take comfort in the memories we shared as a family and know that she will live on in all of us in so many ways.

One of the greatest gifts we shared over the past year was the birth of her first grandchild, Harper. Although Kim may not be here in the physical world to watch her grow up, we know that she will be with her in everything she does. When it’s time to be brave and fight, Kim will be there. When she mounts her first horse and cares for her pets, when she exudes grace and class, and when she loves her family unconditionally, her Mimi will always be with her because these were just some of the traits Kim had that we all admired.

Along with Ron, she built a family I am so fortunate to be a part of. To see the outpouring of love from all over the world this past week is a testament to the countless lives she also touched as a camp director and as a friend.

When we drive the Blue Ridge Parkway to see the colors, sit around the piano to sing Christmas songs, or even play Dominoes late into the night, among so many other things, we’ll be reminded of Kim. Thank you for being the best mother-in-law I could have asked for. We will miss you dearly but your memory will be with all of us. We love you, Kim.
November 12, 2022
November 12, 2022
Ron, Ashley, J.P., Kelley, Danny and your families, Kate and I are so saddened to learn of Kim’s passing. She was a lovely, kind, gracious, classy woman who clearly adored her family. I am very thankful that my son, JP, was so fortunate to have such a supportive and loving mother in law. For that matter, we are very grateful for the fact that JP has been blessed enough to be a part of such a wonderful family due, in no small measure, to Kim’s loving influence. Kim will be dearly missed but certainly not forgotten. May she Rest In Peace.  Much love, Drew
November 11, 2022
November 11, 2022
We are so sorry to hear of the passing such a wonderful lady.
Kim was such a influential person in my life. She gave me such wonderful wisdom guidance, friendship, laughter, and support when i worked at Camp Pinewood. I am forever grateful to have known Kim for all those years. She was such a special lady. Rest in peace Kim.
We are thinking of you, Ron, Ashley, Kelley and your families. During this sad and difficult time. Lots of love from Haley and Dan ❤️
November 11, 2022
November 11, 2022
Growing up I spent every single summer of my childhood at camp, and having all of the Levine’s as my extended camp family made camp a second home. Kim was always there to help if I scraped my knee, and was quick to quiet down any trouble or drama on girls hill. I remember so many special moments at camp that she was a part of. I’ll never forget her huge smile when she met my kids for the first time when I came back as a camp parent. I’m so glad they got to meet her, and I’m forever grateful to have had Kim always looking out for my babies while they made their own memories at camp. We will miss her and we thank you for sharing her with our family. Sending all of you so much love.
November 11, 2022
November 11, 2022
Kim, from the first time I met you I knew you were someone special. From the way you embraced me as one of your own to the way you loved your family deeply and endlessly. I’ll never forget thinking “holy cow this is Kelley is 30 years” - you were truly someone special and still are. You’ve raised two incredible daughters who resemble you in so many ways. You’ll truly be missed but never forgotten! Love always.
November 11, 2022
November 11, 2022
We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. Kim was a strong, funny and incredible Mom, Grandma and friend. She was a kind soul who truly loved her family deeply. Any time I spent time with her she was always so warm and loving and welcomed me with open arms. The world is a little less bright without her in it but I know she will continue to watch over her family and loved ones. Heaven gained the most beautiful angel! We are here for you and love you so much!

Love always,

Randyl, Ian and Kona <3
November 11, 2022
November 11, 2022
Weekends at Grenelefe, Family Vacations in Tampa, North Carolina, Orlando, conversations about politics, religion, or any other topic, but most of all, Love and Laughter. That and your wicked sense of humor, that is what I will remember forever. Free at last, miss you.
November 11, 2022
November 11, 2022
Thank you, Kim. Thanks to you, Ron, Ashley and JP for loving my brother from day one. Thank you for welcoming my whole family into yours with open arms no questions asked. Thank you for giving me the sister (Kelley) I never had and always dreamed of one day having. Thank you for all of the laughs we shared and for your wit and humor. Thank you for being the best host at all of the Christmas, Thanksgiving and overall celebrations we shared as a family. Thank you for being you and for giving me the privilege of knowing you. Life will never be the same without you, and you are so incredibly missed; but please know you will always be honored. I am so sad, but I feel so grateful to have had you in my life. I love you, and may you Rest In Peace.
November 11, 2022
November 11, 2022
Writing this is bittersweet. Bitter because of her passing, but sweet because I was lucky enough to know her. Kim was beautiful, classy, poised, and also absolutely hysterical. Her presence alone was calming and comforting. Kim, on countless occasions, welcomed me into her home and always treated me like her own. I’m so grateful for all of the wonderful memories I have with Kim and the Levine family. I look forward to making many more, and honoring her life every step of the way.
Much love to Ron, Ashley, Kelley ♥️, the rest of the family, and all the fur babies whom Kim loved so much.
November 11, 2022
November 11, 2022
Kim, you will be missed more than you know but you will never be gone. This amazing family you and Ron have built will forever honor you and keep you in our thoughts and in our heart. I’m grateful to have known you, and see the kind of woman, mother, wife, aunt, grandmother and friend you’ve been. You’ve impacted so many lives, including mine and my family’s. You’ve always been so loving and welcoming to me, even when I was almost late to Ashley and JP’s wedding :).

As sad as this time is for all of us, I choose to remember all of the fun times we had together. From eating dinner at Renzo’s in Hendersonville for Kelley’s “important announcement” to our boat rides in the chain of lakes to singing by the piano during the holidays to dancing at weddings to hearing stories (the good, the bad, the ugly) about the years at Camp Pinewood to our family trip to Alaska and so much more. Family is everything to me and the fact that we got to spend so much time together in the short amount of time we knew each other will always be special. It’s true that you don’t get to choose your family, but I really couldn’t have asked for a more caring, funny and smart mother in law.

We will take great care of Belly Girl and Scarlett for you, and promise to take care of one of your “bunnies” Kelley. Rest In Peace and one day we will all be together again. We love you!
November 11, 2022
November 11, 2022
Kim had a huge impact on my life. She took me under her wing when her brother, my husband passed away. She was always there when I needed support. So many wonderful memories of her, and the girls as they grew up. So many memories of her and Ron. It is with the utmost sorrow that we say goodbye. She will always be with us in spirit. Pick a flower, pet your dog or cat, ride a horse, go on a grand trip, hold a baby, help a child, celebrate the holidays and think of Kim, for these were the things so important to her. Everything she did, she did with grace and love. Her presence will forever be missed by the family and friends. We love you and will never, ever forget what a wonderful mom, grandmother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt and friend you have been to all of us.
November 11, 2022
November 11, 2022
My heart is broken but my heart is also full. I am so lucky to have had Kim in my life for the last 30 years. She was and will always remain like a second Mom to me. Her love, compassion, humor, and heart of gold will remain with me forever, and all of those who were lucky to know her.

Ron, Ashley, and Kelley thank you for giving me the greatest gift and sharing your Mom/Wife with me. I am so lucky to have had so many incredible memories with her that I will forever cherish. She will live on in all of us.

“I will always have a piece of my that heart smiles when I think about you (Kim)”

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December 15, 2022
December 15, 2022
Kim was a ray of sunshine in my soul. We laughed and shared so many stories together. She was always game for a fun time. I know she is in a better place but oh how she will be missed in my heart! Ed and I give our sincere condolences to the Levine family.
December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022
Kim will be missed by so many, including our family. Our families met at camp with the kids and over the year we became friends. She was a great person to get to know over the years, especially where I worked for her at the Health Center. We will never forget her generosity, kindness and later our fun times with her fabulous sense of humor. Estelle Larry Bryan Marissa and Ira Abrams
November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022
Misa and I are deeply saddened by the news which we read. We’re so sorry for your loss and we‘re sending our deepest condolences to the Levine family. Our thoughts are with you!
Kim was so kind and wonderful lady who with Ron basically became my American family. Myself and Misa are blessed and forever grateful that we have had opportunity to know her. Kim will be deeply missed and will be forever in our hearts!
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November 28, 2022
Kim, I know you are at peace and watching over your family and friend from heaven.  You left us all with memories of your kindness, fun spirit and generosity.  You opened your heart to everyone.  My memories of you will be the best campground host ever and letting Noel chase after you in your golf cart.  You are missed and will always be remembered by me.   Love Kate.  ❤️ 

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