Miriam McInnis Andrews Kimball departed this mortal life on Saturday, September 24, 2022. She did not go gentle into that good night, but raged against the dying of the light. (Thomas, 1951) Miriam was born on January 4, 1931 in Alachua General Hospital, Gainesville, FL to Sam W. and Eula Zetrouer McInnis. She was a 1949 graduate of P.K. Yonge Laboratory School and also received a journalism degree with highest honors from the University of Florida. In 1950, she married Carl Andrews, with whom she had a daughter, Renée. They divorced in 1976. Miriam married Bart Kimball in 1978. He predeceased her in 2008.
Miriam was a public relations consultant for House of Travel, and the local ambassador for Eastern Airlines. She was active in numerous clubs and organizations. These included Altrusa, Florida State Museum Associates, Gainesville Woman’s Club, Ocala Women’s Network, and the Thomas Center Associates. She had rescue dogs as pets for most of her life, and was passionate about animal welfare.
She is survived by her daughter, Renée Andrews (Tom Thomas), grandson, Andrew Thomas, and sister, Marjorie McInnis Pitts (Fred). A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 22nd at 11 o’clock. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Miriam’s memory to either the Alachua or Marion County Humane Societies.