Marjorie (Midge) L Kemper

Marjorie (Midge) Kemper

On July 15, 2021, Marjorie L. (Midge) Kemper passed away at home.  She was born on February 17, 1939, to Stan Hill and Hazel Close.  Marjorie grew up in Wapato, WA..  After finishing high school she married Mike Kelly and together they had 3 children.  Marjorie and Mike were later divorced.  In 1970 she met John Kemper and later married him.  They made their home in Yakima where they would build their family together and raise their 7 children.  John passed in 1984 leaving Marjorie with 3 young children still at home.  She worked numerous jobs to support her family, mainly she worked for the Yakima Community College as an espresso Barista for 12 years.  She retired in 2007.  In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, creating many beautiful afghans, she loved to watch her favorite television shows, especially the news.  She was an avid gardener and always enjoyed going to bingo with the friends.  Her main hobby was collecting angels.  She had numerous angels in every room in her house.   Midge was a dedicated mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her children; George Kelly (Julie) of Idaho, Tina Simpson (Donny) of Eatonville, WA, Norbert Kemper of Florida, James Kemper (Allison) of Clarkston, WA., Bruce Kemper of Yakima and Brian Kemper (Kim) of Yakima.  Along with her siblings, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Midge was preceded in death by her parents, a son Thomas Kelly, a sister Alice hill and a great-granddaughter Ashley Kemper.

Midge’s family would like to thank her daughter-in-law Kim and her daughter Tina as well as hospice for the wonderful care they all gave our mother.  We love you mom, you’ll be forever missed and always in our hearts.  Rest in Peace!

Please join us in celebrating Midge’s life on Wednesday 7/21, from 4:00 Pm until 8:00 PM at Rainier Memorial Center for a final visitation and her funeral on Thursday at 11:00 AM at Rainier Memorial Center with burial to follow at Terrace Heights Memorial Park