Kim Devore Obituary, Kim Devore of The Malibu Times has passed away
Kim Devore Obituary, Death – It is with tremendous regret and a heavy heart that I must let our community know that our lovely coworker and friend Kim Devore went away in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 20. Her passing came as a shock to everyone who knew her. Kim was a wonderful person who made friends easily and was a delight to spend time with and collaborate with. Julie Ellerton penned a touching ode to our cherished buddy as an act of homage to her in her honor.
As soon as I made eye contact with Kim Devore, she extended both her arms and her heart to me, inviting me into the fold of The Malibu Times. She made me feel as though I belonged there, that I was the missing piece to this diverse collection of journalists.
We were both employed in the entertainment industry; I would attend press junkets and do interviews with the celebrities that Kim would so frequently be writing about; we would swap stories and discuss our shared passion for movies. When I went to greet Kim, she would melt in my arms and say, “Hi Sweetheart.” Kim oozed kindness and warmth like no other person I’ve ever met. We couldn’t help but giggle at the silliness of it all, regardless of what had captured our attention at that particular juncture. That was all in good fun, but when it came to her work as a journalist, that was a very other story and a very serious subject.
She had a lot of enthusiasm for the tales she recounted, the actors, their personal lives, the movies they starred in, the people they dated, the honors they’d receive, the causes they supported, and the people they helped. Recently, Sean Penn has emerged as one of her all-time favorite actors. The fact that we, the people of Malibu, are able to lay claim to Penn as a member of our community was something that made Kim very proud. She enjoyed shining a light on all of the things that Penn has done to make this world a better place.
People who lived in Malibu would frequently see Kim strolling along PCH on her way to Los Flores, where she worked as a receptionist at the office of the Malibu Times while it was located in Los Flores. Kim worked there on a daily basis; she particularly enjoyed our editorial meetings that took place every Thursday, when we were all there; she thrived on working with others. We would all crowd around Arnold’s desk, squeezing in as best we could, and share ideas and tales that we believed needed to be told, tales that we believed the community of Malibu would benefit from knowing about.
That was before the pandemic, before the isolation that quickly replaced the companionship that had been present previously. We would still talk on the phone. Kim would glow as she told me stories about her parents, proud of their achievements and brushes with celebrities that she would probably write about at some point in her career. Her tales of old Hollywood, with with all of its glitz and glamour, its performers, and its movies, never failed to enthrall me. As a child who grew up in Los Angeles, Hollywood always seemed like it should have been a part of our family tree. I used to love reading old Hollywood stories.
Kim Devore Obituary, Death – It is with tremendous regret and a heavy heart that I must let our community know that our lovely coworker and friend Kim Devore went away in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 20. Her passing came as a shock to everyone who knew her. Kim was a wonderful…