Kim Eugene Peoples

Born: Twenty Nine Palms, CA. on 27 May 1958

Passed away: Gresham, OR on 02 April 2020

Aged: 61 years

Funeral Date: 05 June 2020

Service Details

Social Distancing Garden Walk...4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Please respect a 30 minute walk attendance time.
Stroll the yard and garden Kim cultivated in the 20 years we have lived in Gresham. Dozens of his friends, colleagues and acquaintances have contributed to the beauty.

Near and very dear to my Dad's heart and work was the mission and ethos of Multnomah Animal Services. If you would like to contribute and act in his spirit, please consider a donation.
Kim Peoples Memorial for the MCAS Shelter Dreams Fund

To honor the memory of Kim Peoples, donations are welcome to support Kim’s initiative to build a new animal services facility and shelter for Multnomah County Animal Services. Donations in memory of Kim for the Shelter Dreams Fund can be made online at

Kim Peoples dedicated his life to building and maintaining things of substance. He possessed a keen mindfulness for detail, equity, impact, and purpose in everything he cared for, from the garden and koi pond at his home to the organizations and workplace cultures he oversaw.

Chief among Kim’s final work in progress was the campaign to build a new animal sheltering facility for Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS), a division of the Department of Community Services which he directed.

The longstanding county animal shelter in Troutdale was built as a jail, and later repurposed as an animal shelter in the mid 1970s. While Multnomah County has made many improvements and modifications since that time, it appears and functions much the same as it did when it first opened.

Kim’s vision was not to quickly build a new animal shelter in the image of the old, but to think deeply about the details, equity considerations, impact, and purpose of the new facility.

MCAS and the Department of Community Services is committed to continuing this work. First, the organizational culture and services provided by Animal Services will be aligned with cutting-edge Animal Welfare Industry practices, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Shelter Medicine Program- widely considered a scientific and philosophical authority in animal sheltering- is now in the process of a full programmatic review of Multnomah County Animal Services to realize this first step in Kim’s plan.

Next, the material culture of the building layout will be carefully planned and crafted to humanely and efficiently serve the needs of our diverse population of people and pets.

To honor Kim’s life and legacy, and to help realize his most ambitious work in progress, Multnomah County Animal Services invites Kim’s village to donate to the Shelter Dreams Fund to build the new shelter. Donations in memory of Kim for the Shelter Dreams Fund can be made online at, by selecting the Shelter Dreams fund, and leaving a note that the gift is in memory of Kim. His family will be notified of the names of all who choose to contribute.

Funeral Company

Kim's Home, 907 SE 9th St, Gresham, 97080

The Story

dear Kim
my noble husband and loving father
passion and compassion filled your whole being
doting on the sublime of family and home
tending to the health of gardens and community
I could always make you laugh
we are forever
You make me smile

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints in snow.
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circles light
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there. I did not die.
-Native American prayer
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From Patricia Bordeau, a friend

Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away to the next room
I am I, and you are you
Whatever we were to each other, that we still are

Call me by my old familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
Let it be spoken without effect
Without the trace of a shadow on it

Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same that it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you
For an interval
Somewhere. Very near.

Just around the corner.

All is well

-Henry Scott-Holland

Michele Brouse Peoples


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