Kim Martin

Kimberly Sue Weaver Martin, 62, of New Castle, Colo., died Jan. 21, 2024. She was born Oct. 25, 1961, in Lancaster, Pa., to Jason and Orpha (Hess) Weaver, who preceded her in death.

Kim was a BSN and a board-certified IBCLC lactation consultant, specializing in neonatal intensive care, lactation support and led the Baby Friendly certification initiative for Valley View Hospital’s Family Birth Place. She loved to work and was affectionately called the “boob whisperer” by her FBP coworkers, who were like family to her.

Kim’s true passion was baking bread, pies and her locally famous dinner rolls and gourmet GORP mix. She brought God’s love to life through a large table spread with good food, where all were invited and welcomed as family. She exuded positivity and compassion, was a mother to anyone who came through her door, and loved hard, with no strings attached. Her smile is already missed.

In 2022, Kim was diagnosed with an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, a rare form of cancer. Following two years of treatments, she died in her sleep, surrounded by her husband and daughters. She donated her body to the Colorado State Anatomical Board at the University of Colorado in the hopes that science and medicine will be able to further understand and treat this tumor. 

Kim is survived by her husband, Lauren Martin of New Castle, Colo.; daughters Mariah K. Martin (Nick Bouwman) of Goshen, Ind., and Sierra D. Martin of Baltimore; sisters Kathy (Mark) Wenger of Lancaster, Pa., Kay Weaver of Strasburg, Pa., and Karen (Curt) Kofroth of Quarryville, Pa.

In addition to her parents, her older brother Ken preceded her in death. 

Her memorial service was held at Mountain View Church in Glenwood Springs, Colo.

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