NANCY JO KEMP
Nancy Jo Kemp passed away peacefully at INOVA Alexandria Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones, on Saturday, January 26, 2013, after a 3-½ year heroic fight against breast cancer
. She lived a full and fun-filled life to the end, always laughing and smiling with her many friends and family. Nancy was born in St. Paul, Mn, on July 8, 1946, where she began her worldwide travels, moving to Germany at 2 months with her mother and father. As the daughter of a career Air Force officer, she lived in 16 cities during her childhood. She attended Radford High school in Honolulu, returning to graduate from Mt. Vernon High school in Alexandria, where she resided for most of her adult life. After attending the University of Wyoming, she became a flight attendant for American and then Pan American airlines and traveled the globe. In 1977, she started her career as a very successful real estate agent for more then 20 years and received honors as a Top Producer, life member of the Million dollar sales club of the Northern Virginia association of realtors. Nancy's love for great food and amazing presentations led her to take a break from real estate in 1994 to start a Catering business, Exceptional Events, which she ran for the next 15 years. Nancy was predeceased by her mother, Elsa Cole Kemp, and her father, Col. Ridgely Dupont Kemp. She is survived by her sister, Cynthia Sue Tymoff and husband, John, of Norfolk, Virginia, nephews, Christopher (wife Wendy) and Michael Tymoff, great nephew, Dylan, and great nieces, Dahlia and Stella. Memorials may be directed to the INOVA Alexandria Hospital,
or St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Alexandria. A service to celebrate her life will be on Saturday February 2 at 12 noon at Saint Paul's Church at 228 South Pitt Street in Old Town Alexandria. A reception will follow immediately thereafter in the church parish hall.