Kim Dalby

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Following a courageous battle with cancer, Kimberly Elyse Dalby passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Kim was born on April 15, 1977, to Hank and Carolyn (McAdams) Sebastian at BAMC, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Kim grew up in Midland, Texas and was a 1995 graduate of Midland High School. She was an accomplished cheerleader attending Nationals and a member of Midland High Homecoming Court. Kim attended Texas Tech University receiving her Bachelor in General Studies in 2000 and was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Following graduation she was a manager at Joe’s Crab Shack in Lubbock while she attended Covenant School of Nursing where she earned her RN in 2003. In January 2004, Kim began her 14 year nursing career at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock as a staff RN and was promoted to Assistant Nurse Manager of the Adult Emergency Department in 2014. In her 14 year career at Covenant she was known for her professionalism, compassion for her patients, co-workers and family as well as her inspirational, faith-driven leadership. December 10, 2016 Kim earned her BSN from Lubbock Christian University. On April 5, 2018, Kim was the first nurse manager to be awarded the coveted Daisy Award by Covenant Medical Center for her excellence and expertise in nursing. Kim also got to bake her cake with Trisha Yearwood. Kim was everyone’s hero, our Wonder Woman and unstoppable Prizefighter.

Kim is survived by her loving husband, Michael Paul Dalby; daughter, Ava Dalby; son, Andrew Dalby all of Lubbock; mother, Carolyn Sebastian of Midland; father, Hank Sebastian and wife, Aesuk of San Antonio; sister, Meredith Edwards and husband, Jarrod; niece, London Edwards; nephew, Jett Edwards all of Lubbock; mother-in-law, Barbara Dalby of Lubbock; and extended family and friends.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Charles Bayouth, Dr. Ibrahim Shalaby, Dr. Timothy Miller, Dr. Kaisar Tarafdar and the phenomenal nursing staff of Covenant Medical Center for their care and devotion to Kim. 

Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 41 years on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 10 AM at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Lubbock, Texas. 


In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Covenant Health Foundation, Lubbock or Joe Arrington Cancer Center


10 thoughts on “Kim Dalby”

  1. My Love, thoughts, and prayers for Michael, Ava, Andrew, and family for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Kim had a beautiful infectious personality and I am honored to have been able to work beside her at Covenant. She will be missed by so many. R.I.P. Sweet Angel❤ until we meet again.

  2. Forrest Turner

    While I was still in nursing school around 2005, I had the opportunity to work with Kim in the ER. To this day I remember how much she taught me as a Nurse and a caregiver. I truly enjoyed working with her. My sincerest prayers for her family during this time. I know Heaven just got brighter.

  3. Berry and Darbi

    We are truly saddened to hear about Kim’s passing. Our hearts go out to Michael, Ava and Andrew. We lift you up in prayer that you may find comfort and peace.

  4. Cindy Franklin

    Michael- my heart aches for you, Ava and Andrew! May you be comforted in knowing she was loved by so many. May God wrap his arms around all of you as this new journey begins! Prayers to all of you! She truly was a PRIZEFIGHTER and I’m blessed to have called her friend!

  5. There are not enough good things to say about Kim ! Kim was a great teacher friend and coworker ! She is one of the purest of souls that was taken to soon ! You will be missed

  6. Patti Ransbarger

    Michael, Sweet Ava n Andrew my deepest sympathy n condolences for you! It will be a hard road ahead without her but you will have all her great memories of her and she will be an Angel watching over you and the children as they grow!! May Kim rest in peace!

  7. Briana Washington

    I offer my condolences for the Dalby family. Although I was not very close with Kim, she always brightened a room or hallway with her big smile. I pray that the Dalby family grieve peacefully and I pray that God continue to watch over them during this trying time.

  8. Lusgardo A. Casarez

    You are a warhorse who accomplished so much and who with great elan and aplomb earned the love and respect of all who had the privilege of knowing and working with you.

  9. Bunnie De La Get

    Sending my deepest condolences to the family. You are all in my heart , thoughts, and prayers.. Im so blessed to have been able to care for her and her family during her stay at covenant. I’ll always remember her Love for others, even as she was fighting her own battle. She was an inspiration even at her weakest. God bless you sweet Kim????

  10. Melissa Shuler

    Our hearts are broken for all you. Kim was a prize fighter for more than just herself, we will always be thankful for that. May God be ever present for all of you in the coming days, weeks, months and years ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ~ The Shuler family

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