Kim Woodhouse, 62

Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.

Kimberly R. Woodhouse, 62 years old, passed away January 29 surrounded by family after a decades-long battle with cancer. Born on June 8, 1956 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Kim graduated from Our Lady Star of the Sea High School. She earned a degree in Fashion Merchandising from Marymount College of Virginia and started her career as fashion director at Saks Fifth Avenue in Detroit.

Kim married John T. Woodhouse IV (Tim) in 1979, and they later moved to Marblehead, Mass., where Tim worked for Hood Sailmakers and Kim worked at Lord & Taylor in downtown Boston. In 1989, Tim became president and owner of Hood Sailmakers and moved the company to Newport, R.I. where they lived for the next 28 years.

From 2000 through 2015, Kim worked with Farr International/Stagg Yachts on the annual Farr 40 World Championship, liaising with teams, sponsors, and event hosts. Her attention to detail and gift for working with people made her a natural fit. Alongside this, and until recently, Kim managed logistics for a number of professional sailing teams and super yacht owners in the U. S., Europe, and the Caribbean.

With her love of sailing and time spent on or near the water, Kim was an enthusiastic supporter and volunteer at Sail Newport. Here she served two terms onthe board of directors at this community-based sailing organization. Kim was a member of the Ida Lewis Yacht Club and the New York Yacht Club.

Kim leaves many friends of all ages, throughout the sailing world. Her style, sense of humor, and steadfast friendships will be genuinely missed.

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