Kimberly A. (Keane) Lane, 42, of Danbury, died July 15 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was the wife of Steven L. Lane.

Mrs. Lane was born Sept. 6, 1968, in Danbury, daughter of Jane F. (Clarkson) Keane, of Danbury, and the late Peter R. Keane.

She was an inspiration to all who knew her. She met the extraordinary challenges of two heart transplants and their many complications with grace, humor and an incredible determination to beat the tremendous odds against her.

Until July 15, she prevailed over countless life-threatening illnesses. Remarkably, throughout her 11-year fight, she was always more concerned with the well being of others, particularly her daughters and husband than herself.

A lifelong resident, she was a graduate of Henry Abbott Technical School in Danbury, where she studied hairdressing and was active in several sports.

Most recently, she was employed with the Academy of Dance Arts in Brookfield for the past seven years, where she was an active stage mom, assisting with costumes and recitals.

In addition to her husband and mother, Mrs. Lane is survived by two daughters, Ashley M. Lane and Emily E. Lane, of Danbury; two stepdaughters, Kiri Lake, of Danbury, and Brandi Lane, of New Milford; two sisters, Kelly Potenziani and Kristin Allen, of Danbury; two grandchildren, Samantha Lake,and Christopher Lake; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; a great-niece on the way; and several close friends.

The Green Funeral Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492.