Jonathan Kemp

  • "Jon words can not describe the impact you have on my life...."
    - Richard Costa
  • "Karol and family, Sending loving thoughts and prayers and..."
    - Sue Dolman
  • "Spirits are sparks in the great fire of life, born of the..."
    - Aunt Shellie
  • "Jon has an online memorial site at ..."
    - Michele Kemp Shockley
  • "Jon, you will always have a place in my heart. I will miss..."
    - Ma Kanohokula

Jonathan Warren Kemp, 26, died May 3, 2010, at his home in Anchorage.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date; it is expected to be on May 22 or May 29.

Jonathan was born June 5, 1983, in Suwon, Korea, to Steven R. and Suk H. Kemp.

Jon traveled with his parents to the many bases his father was assigned to, including Germany. Jon arrived back in Anchorage with his father in 1992. He attended Wendler Junior High and East High School and obtained his GED in October 1998.

Jon had been employed by the Anchorage Community Service Patrol (CSP) since June 2007. His greatest desire was to become an Anchorage police officer. He was in the application process and was eagerly awaiting the funding of the police academy.

Jonathan had an important influence on friends and family and will be very much missed.

Jonathan is survived by his son, Dezmen Chris-joe Mccormick-Kemp; Dezmen's mother, Jasmine Mccormick; father, Steven Kemp; mother, Suk H. Bae, of Santa Clara, Calif.; grandmother, Karol Kemp; aunts and uncles, Michele and Jack Shockley, Jim Meinel, Dan and Sandy Kemp, of Dillingham, Rob and Sharon Kemp, of Grand Junction, Colo., and Young Tae, of Santa Clara; and his cousins, Jayson, Emily, Kurtis, Kayde, Danielle, Mariah, Donavan and Jake. He has extended family in Iowa and numerous friends around the world.

Donations may be made in Jon's name to the Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers. Cards and condolences may be sent to his home, 1530 Waterwood Circle, Anchorage 99507.

Arrangements are with the Cremation Society of Alaska,

Published in Anchorage Daily News from May 11 to May 13, 2010