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In Memory of

Anne Marie Kink

April 2, 1962 - May 13, 2017

Obituary


Anne M. Kink was born on April 2, 1962 in Chula Vista, California, to Victor and Dolores Long. She passed away on May 13, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Annie was an accomplished gymnast from an early age and eventually competed at the international level. She was ranked in the Top 10 in the U.S. on the uneven parallel bars. She loved to walk around the house on her hands entertaining the kids. She had hoped that one of her children would be interested in gymnastics but unfortunately none of them took to it.
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Anne M. Kink was born on April 2, 1962 in Chula Vista, California, to Victor and Dolores Long. She passed away on May 13, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Annie was an accomplished gymnast from an early age and eventually competed at the international level. She was ranked in the Top 10 in the U.S. on the uneven parallel bars. She loved to walk around the house on her hands entertaining the kids. She had hoped that one of her children would be interested in gymnastics but unfortunately none of them took to it.
Annie worked in the banking industry for many years and was a manager with Home Federal Bank in San Diego.
Annie married Brian K. Kink on February 20, 1993 in Chula Vista, California. They had known each other since 1974 (43 years).
They met in junior high school in 7th grade homeroom. She sat behind him and they became friends right away. She was his Secret Pal in high school when Brian played basketball for the Bonita Vista Barons. They dated some of their junior and senior years of high school.
After high school, Brian moved to Northern California for college; Annie stayed in San Diego and went to college at San Diego State on a gymnastics scholarship.
Over the next several years, they both met and married their first spouses. Brian did not have any children from her first marriage; Annie has Kristen.
In 1990, Annie and Brian met again at their 10 year high school reunion. Both of their first marriages were over. They had a great conversation, and Brian knew then that he wanted to get to known the grown up Annie better. Unfortunately, at the time, he lived in Los Angeles and she lived in San Diego. Six months later, Brian was vacationing in San Diego, and he looked Annie up and asked her out on a date. She said yes, and they have been together ever since.
When she and Brian got married, they decided that she would stay at home and raise the kids and Brian. (They both grew up with stay at home Moms).
They moved to Nashville in 1996 to follow Brian's career with Bridgestone. They lived in Franklin, Tennessee up until July 2015 when they moved to a home on Percy Priest Lake.
Annie was always full of joy and did her very best to instill in her kids a sense of wonder and adventure. She had a zest for life that was infectious.
She always encouraged them to be involved and to participate with 100% effort in whatever they chose and she supported what they were passionate about.
Annie and Brian spent much of the last 15 years traveling around the country with their kids sports teams.
Annie made sure that they took their studies seriously and often helped them with homework or special projects.she was an involved parent and always present with them.
If asked "What are you most proud of?" she would tell you without hesitation, "my children."
Annie and Brian did a good job raising four amazing kids; all have turned into fantastic adults that fill their hearts with pride and love.
Annie is survived by her loving spouse of 24 years, Brian K. Kink; four children, Kristen A. Halverson, Emily A. Kink, Brian C. Kink, and Brandon K. Kink; parents, Victor and Dolores Long; four siblings, David Long and his wife, Galinda, Pam Fore and her husband, Tom, Eric Long, and Rebeca Medina and her husband, Joe, and a host of other relatives and friends.
The Celebration of Life Service will be on May 25, 2017 at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home at 10:00 am.
Visitation will follow from 11:00 until 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.
Arrangements under the direction of Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home, Nashville, Tennessee.