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Earl David Kemp

 

Earl David Kemp

Earl David Kemp passed away June 18, 2017 and was laid to rest on June 27th, 2017 at the Lone Pine Cemetery in High Prairie, Washington.

He was born in Rupert Idaho on March 18, 1935 to Earl and Vivian Kemp.

Earl enlisted in the US Navy 20 MAR 1952 and served Honorably for 4yrs; 3 Years and 7 months were served overseas on board the USS Colonial as a pipefitter and radioman on quad forties. During his time in service to our country Earl earned the; National Defense Service Medal, Korea Service Medal, China Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

Earl was a member of the International Ironworkers, Local 29 Chapter and helped construct many of the buildings in Portland and all over the West Coast, including the Goldengate Bridge.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and continued to weld until the end of his life and enjoyed hosting gatherings at his house He could always be counted on to help out his friends and neighbors with his unyielding generosity and common sense approach to life. Earl's family, friends and community have lost a unique man and will be remembered fondly.

He is survived by his wife Carleen Kemp; daughters Cindi Mahoney of Sacramento, CA; Anita Smith of Fort Smith, AR; Debra Antone of Vancouver, WA, seven grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

 

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