Kim BurnsWallace

Obituary of Kim BurnsWallace

Kim D. BurnsWallace, 60, of Chaumont passed away early Tuesday morning at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Kim was born May 7, 1958 in Watertown the daughter of Roy Keesh and Gwen Kilburn.  She graduated from General Brown High School and continued on with college in a Vet Tech Program.

Kim was currently the Town Clerk for the Town of Lyme.  She earlier had careers as Veterinary Technician, Artificial Insemination, Realtor, and owned and operated the KimBucktu Bar and Restaurant in Dexter.  She also dabbled in taxidermy.

Kim was previously on the School Board for Lyme Central School and a communicant of River Community Church of Clayton.

She married Richard D. Wallace on September, 25, 1999 at St. John’s in the Wilderness Church at Paul Smiths.  A previous marriage to Rob Warner ended in divorce.

She is survived by her husband Richard Wallace and two daughters: Mariah Wallace and Rikki Wallace both of Chaumont.  A granddaughter Blake Ella Biondolillo of Chaumont, her father Roy Perry(JoAnn) of Spring Hills, Florida, her mother Gwen Burns and companion Stub Woodside of Dexter, a sister Darcy (Clancy) Nidell of Manassas,
VA, and brothers Corbin (Vanessa) Burns of Annandale, VA and Darren (Maria) Burns of Brooksville, Fl. Nieces and nephews also survive.

Kim will be sadly missed as her smiles and laughter and hugs for everyone was so much a part of her.

Funeral services will be held Monday August 13th at 11:00am at the River Community Church in Clayton.  Calling hours will be Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter.  Donations are requested to the Kim BurnsWallace Memorial Fund % Citizens Bank of Chaumont.  Online condolences may be made to