Julianne Skousen Kimber was born in Washington, D.C., to W. Cleon Skousen and Jewel Pitcher Skousen, and was raised in California and Utah. She graduated from Highland High School in Salt Lake City in 1962 and attended 3 years at Brigham Young University, majoring in Art with a minor in French. She married Glenn J. Kimber in 1965 in Salt Lake City.
During the past 50 years, Mrs. Kimber has worked with her husband in his several occupations. She has also held positions in the workforce: Secretary, clerk typist for the Military at Hill AFB (Ogden, UT) and Keesler AFB (Biloxi, MS), secretary and assistant at a copy center, and writing and illustrating over 100 textbooks for the private school she and her husband founded called the Glenn J. Kimber Academies.
During the 1980s, while working with her husband in the Freemen Institute, Mrs. Kimber wrote and illustrated a children’s patriotic lesson-book called “I Love America.” This volume is used in over 14,000 public schools across the nation. The book was recognized by senators, public school state boards, principals, and libraries throughout the nation. President Ronald Reagan also acknowledged the worth of these patriotic materials for public schools, in a personal letter.
Mrs. Kimber also composed many songs for young students on patriotism and religion.
From 1988-1989 she was a guest columnist for the Spectrum Newspaper in St. George, Utah, writing and illustrating a children’s column called “Kimber’s Korner.” These articles and games featured American History games and learning projects.
In 1993 Mrs. Kimber was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Coral Ridge Baptist University in Florida, and a year later she was given a Master of Arts Degree in the area of Constitutional Education from George Wythe College.
Mrs. Kimber has traveled with her husband from coast to coast and overseas as an assistant tour guide to Israel, Egypt, Jordan, England and Germany.
Glenn and Julianne have had 8 children, six living, and enjoy the love and company of 30 beautiful grandchildren and 6 darling great-grandchildren.
The Kimbers currently reside in Grouse Creek, Utah.