|Birth: ||Jun. 13, 1950|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 2006|
Jacqui, age 55, died at her home. Her longtime friend and roommate Susan Lynch had died in July 2005. She was the daughter of Maria Trezise and the late Robert Trezise. After moving to the United States and a brief stint as a teenage model, the 16-year-old — who consistently gave her age as 22 — took a part-time job as a receptionist at a Worth Avenue art gallery. At a gallery party, she met Jim Kimberly, a millionaire sportsman who was an heir to Wisconsin's Kimberly-Clark paper goods fortune. The couple married two years later. She was 19; he was 63. It was her first marriage and his third. With the Kimberly-Clark money, the couple lived the iconic Palm Beach life — traveling, entertaining the king of Jordan, hunting and fishing, and maintaining a steady presence in this newspaper's society pages. In 1985, the Kimberlys' marriage ended in a publicized divorce. Jacqui Kimberly moved away; Jim Kimberly sold his Palm Beach interests and moved to a much quieter life across the bridge in Lake Clarke Shores, where he lived until his death from throat cancer in 1994. After her divorce, Ms. Kimberly worked as a waitress in North Carolina and in the retail business upon her return to South Florida.
She lived with Susan Lynch, the major doma for King Hussein's Palm Beach home who testified at the Kimberly divorce trial that the couple were not living together as man and wife, an allegation that Mr. Kimberly denied — for more than 20 years.
In addition to her mother, who lives in New York, Ms. Kimberly is survived by two sisters, Carol Ann Mercer of New York and Maria Kujawa of Atlanta.
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Feb 08, 2006
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