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Information for Mary Simpson Gahley Kemp
30 September, 1893 31 October, 1963
Information from the Idaho Free Press
Tuesday, 5 November, 1963
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo



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Mrs. Mary G. Kemp

     Services for Mrs. Mary Gahley Kemp, 70, of Spokane, Wash., who died Thursday in Clarkston, Wash., will be conducted at the Parma Peckham-Dakan-Davis Chapel at 2 p.m. Tomorrow. The Rev. Wayne Wardwell of Parma will officiate. Interment will be at Lower Boise.
     Mrs. Kemp, who became ill and died while visiting with a sister in Clarkston, was born Sept. 30, 1893, in Milwaukee, Wis., and came to Idaho in 1904 from Oregon.
   She lived in the Ten Davis Community, near Notus, and was graduated from the former high school in that community. She attended the College of Idaho and was married Dec. 27, 1914, to Carl Gahley. Mr. Gahley died in 1929. She was later married to Mr. Kemp. She moved to California in 1937 and lived there for several years, prior to moving to Spokane.
     She was a past noble grand of Ruby Rebekah Lodge of Parma, a past president of the Social Circle of Ten Davis Community and a member of the Spokane Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
     Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Gahley of Livermore, Calif., a daughter, Mrs. Louise Downes of Laytonville, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Dewey Holcomb of Clarkston, 12 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A daughter, Bonnie died in childhood in 1922.




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