Jennifer Anne Kemp
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KEMP, JENNIFER ANNE, Passed away Monday, July 30, 2007, while working in London, England. She was 40 years young. Mass of Christian Burial: 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10th, at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. There will be a Celebration reception immediately following at St Andrews Parish Hall. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9th, at Thompson's Harveson and Cole Funeral Home where a vigil service will begin at 7 p.m. Memorials: Gifts in Jennifers memory may be made to: Animal Guardians, in care of All Care Vet Hospital, 353 North Denton Tap, Coppell, Texas 75019. Jennifer was born on Oct. 16, 1966, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Jennifer graduated from Southwest High School in Fort Worth. She graduated from North Texas State University with a BS in Accounting, and MS in Taxation, and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. Jennifer was a Director with Deloitte Tax LLP. As a Tax Director, she led the Mid-America regions Global Employer Service (GES) co-sourcing practice. Jennifer was loved and admired by both her colleagues and clients, and had an unusual ability to take a colleague or client relationship and turn it into close, caring friendship. Jennifer lived her life to fullest, and although she had a demanding career she never missed an opportunity to spend time with friends and family, especially her nieces and nephews whom she adored. Jennifer enjoyed traveling, reading, romantic comedies, the occasional poker tournament, and sports - especially her beloved Dallas Stars. A Stars season ticket holder, she would entertain family, friends and clients at these games. She especially enjoyed sharing the game with her nephew JT. Her passion for hockey led her on a mission to see as many hockey arenas as she could, and she went on "Road Trips" to watch the Stars play in different cities. One of her favorite memories was when she got to hold the Stanley Cup after the Stars won the championship. She will always be remembered for bringing out the best in people, her infectious laugh and ability to poke fun at herself before anyone else had a chance to. She had a passion for animals and had spent time volunteering at local shelters, as well as adopting stray cats over the years. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the members of her employer, Deloitte Tax LLP, who have been so caring and supportive in assisting the family during these difficult times. Survivors: Her parents, Thomas and Ruth Kemp, brother, Geoffrey and his wife Deleigh, sister, Julie Seale and her husband Joe, and brother, Jack and his wife Angela; nieces and nephews, Krystal Venable and husband Jody, Ashleigh Holland, J.T. Seale, Abby Kemp, Katie Kemp, and Joanna Seale, great-niece, Kayleigh Venable, great-nephew, Ayden Holland, and her two cats Kate and Leopold. She also leaves behind a large extended family mostly in the Tri-State area of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin including her grandmother, Margaret Kemp of Dubuque, Iowa. Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home and Crematory 702 Eighth Ave. Fort Worth, Texas 76104 817-336-0345

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Aug. 5, 2007.
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December 6, 2011
I have just learned about Jennifer's passing and even with the sadness that I feel right now - the happy memories of Jennifer take over and make me smile. Jennifer and I met our first week of school at North Texas and soon became roomates in our tiny dorm and then on to an apartment! My fondest memories of college all involve Jennifer and our road trips. My love goes out to your family as I sit and look at old pictures of us just having fun! We were both cat lovers! The world has lost such a sweet, funny, carefree person and I will think of you often. I cannot wait to see those beautiful brown eyes.
Traci Mitchell
February 22, 2010
It's great what you are doing here for Jennifer's spirit! I knew Jennifer the best when we were younger. Our parents are friends so we would all spend time together. I remember her laugh... I remember she always had to have ice water with her ice cream. (ha) I am fortunate to have ran into her at Kohl's during Christmas time before she left. Blessings to her family.
Andrea Spillman
February 21, 2009
I knew Jennifer only a very little from our high school days in Oscoda, MI.

She was very tall and almost always in a cheerleader uniform. I had a Chemistry class with her. She was always a very kind person.

It's interesting that she wound up in Texas, where I too finally landed. Sadly, I never knew her after Oscoda.

My sympathies to family and friends.
Mark C. Lowe
June 17, 2008
Jennifer was one of the main reasons I decided to work for Deloitte several years ago. She showed me the success that a woman can achieve in a business where mostly men ruled and she never gave up on helping me as well as others realize their potentials and did everything to help you achieve those dreams. She was a breath of fresh air in the world of public accounting and she was one of the funnest people I've ever met. I can honestly say that some of my best memories from Deloitte included her. She was a very loving and caring woman but didn't always let the world see that right away. But those who knew her, realized it very quickly. I miss her and am so happy to find out that this foundation exists. It's exactly what I think she would have wanted. She's still in my thoughts today.
Natalia Malek
April 25, 2008
It's been awhile since the world and our family lost a great person. Every morning I see her beaming smile, on my desktop, greeting me; as it does, I tell God how lucky He is to have her at his side, and how much we miss her here. Jennifer, watch the euchre games with your Gramps' since they have on uncanny way of coming out on the top side of the scorecard.
Love you,
Uncle Mike
Mike Kemp
January 26, 2008
I am so shocked and heartbroken to hear that Jen has passed. As one of my great friends at Oscoda High School, I will always cherish the memories of our cheerleading days, sleepovers, exchanging of clothes... the silly moments we all shared with her. Most of all, her never ending smile! It was great to see her at our 20 year class reunion in Oscoda. My deepest sympathy to her family - she certainly was a gem to all who knew her!
Carrie (Matthews)Smith
October 25, 2007
I will allways remember Jennifer.We went to Oscoda High School togeather.We both tried out for cheerleading in our freshmen year and went to church camp.She was allways laughing and smiling.Jennifer was one of a kind.She will be greatly missed.
Stephanie Limas
October 23, 2007
I spent time with Jennifer recruiting for UT. I will always remember her as a strong role model for women in business, and as a leader who believed in supporting the people around her. Lots of people mention her laugh, but I remember that she always made ME laugh. She was one of my favorite people at work, and I will miss her.
Amber Weckenmann
October 16, 2007
In honor of Jennifer's life her friends and family have set up a foundation to support her passions in life. Please visit us at jenniferakempfoundation.org to find out more
Geoffrey Kemp
October 16, 2007
Happy Birthday Sis!
Geoffrey Kemp
September 24, 2007
I went to Southwest High School with Jennifer. I remember our many conversations while driving around together in my Camaro. She was a good friend and a good person. She will truly be missed.
Kim (Doster) Rogers
September 8, 2007
As a client living overseas, I just received the news of Jennifer’s death. My prayers are extended to her family, friends and colleagues. May God Bless her soul and may she rest in peace.
Jeff Reed
August 22, 2007
Dear Julie & Family,
I was so shocked to see that Jennifer had passed. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. In time, may your memories bring you peace.
Tara (Boykin) Oakley
August 14, 2007
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Vickie Kroon
August 9, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort in this difficult time.

Jeff & Angie Bryson
Houston, Texas
Jeff Bryson
August 9, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to Jennifer's family. I will miss Jennifer.
Slade Ashmore
August 9, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with Jennifer's family and friends. She and her infectious smile and wit will be greatly missed by all.
Katie Moore
August 9, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Gay (McCormick) Davis and Family
Gay Davis
August 9, 2007
Jennifer you will trully be missed. My heart felt condolences to all of Jennifers friend and Family.
Marcus Odedina
August 9, 2007
Tom, Ruth, and family -
I am so very sorry to hear about Jennifer. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Claudia Dineen
Claudia Dineen
August 9, 2007
Dear Tom, Ruth and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. While we only met her once, she was a happy and memorable person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Douglas and Sally Potts
August 8, 2007
Dear Tom, Ruthie and family,
We are so saddened for the loss of your beautiful and wonderful daughter Jennifer. We know she will be greatly missed by all her family, friends and co-workers. The Lord will help you all through these trying times. May our prayers and condolences help lesson your pains. God Bless each of you!

Sincerely,
Terry & Nancy Dankenbring
August 8, 2007
Ruth, Tom and family...please know that you are in our prayers during these difficult times. With sympathy, Becky and Bob
Bob Largent
August 8, 2007
Dear Ruthie, Tom & Family: We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter & sister. I didn't get to see Jennifer much as we all grew up & moved away, but when I did, I don't think there was ever a time when she wasn't smiling, laughing or giving someone a well-deserved hard time as only she could do :o) We are praying for God's comfort and peace for all of you, and hope that you can take comfort in the knowledge that this is just a temporary farewell. Love, Traci & Ken
Traci (Sheldon) Thrasher
August 8, 2007
Jennifer,

Nothing will ever come close to the STARS weekend in Denver.... watching the STARS at the AAC and Starbucks Sundays.

I celebrate your special life, I celebrate YOU -- and since we didn't get the chance to do the get-together that we had planned after her London trek, I never got the chance to tell you how great of a friend you are.

"How wonderful life is while YOU are in the world".
Aloha,
Marie Hebron
August 7, 2007
I am shocked to hear the news that Jennifer has passed. I’ll never forget first meeting her at a hockey game back at the old Reunion Arena, soon after she passed my resume along, I was interviewed and then hired at Deloitte to do marketing. Years later, I took an accounting course and got stuck on the final project. She let me come over and helped till it was complete – which was about 2a on a work night. That elective course was the final thing I needed to formally complete my bachelors degree that I’d put off for many years. Her help has played a pivotal role in my professional development and thus, my life. She was thoughtful, giving, gracious and gregarious. Thank you God for loaning us Jennifer. May her smile and laughter grace the heavens above. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones.
Daniele Cunningham
August 7, 2007
Dear Ruthie,Tom and Family
My heart is with you all. I always looked forward to seeing Jennifer at our family gatherings. She will truly be missed.
With Love and Sympathy,
Matt Berning
August 7, 2007
I was very lucky to have the chance to work with Jennifer at Deloitte and she will be missed dearly by everyone. My prayers, thoughts, and compassion go out to Jennifer's family.
Danny Seales
August 7, 2007
Jen,

I know we only really got to know each other really well over the last year but I am grateful for that year and wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. The Robbie concerts will never be the same but we will continue to wear the shirts in your honour!

In all seriousness, you were an inspiration to us all and I hope you know how much you will be missed. Save us a seat and we'll see you on the other side when the time is right. Rest in peace.

Luv,
Claire
Claire Wayman
August 7, 2007
I happened upon an obituary for Jennifer Anne Kemp in this morning's Dallas Morning News. While I did not know Jennifer personally or professionally, I found it very interesting that a prominent portion of her obituary was devoted to her love of the Dallas Stars. I just wanted to recognize Jennifer, a true Stars fan, on my message board and to extend my condolences to her family. She passed away at far too young an age. Rest in peace, Jennifer. We collectively will be pulling for the Stars in her absence. And, no doubt, she will be smiling down on them the next time they skate the Cup!

- Drew
Drew
August 7, 2007
Working with Jennifer was a highlight of my career. Personally, I learned so much from her and appreciated the support she readily gave me in all things. As a friend, Jennifer was caring and thoughtful but also honest. We will miss her. Her family is in our prayers...
Aiesha McFadden
August 7, 2007
It's so hard seeing Jennifer's big beautiful smile gracing the obituary page. She was so passionate, vibrant, and full of life. I'm so glad to have had the chance to meet her and to recruit for Deloitte right alongside her. She genuinely cared about people, and I will never forget that. Your family is in my prayers.
Sheila Taylor
August 7, 2007
Ruthie, Tom & Family
Jennifer's smile lighted up room. That light will be missed. I will cherish the week we had with her on our Alaskan cruise.

Love,
Rog and Linda
LINDA FURLONG
August 7, 2007
I knew Jennifer as a colleague. While I only worked with Jennifer on a limited basis, I remember her fondly as a truly distinctive and caring person with great character.
She will be deeply missed.
David Scullin
August 7, 2007
Dear Ruthie, Tom, and Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of Jennifer. Her love of life and beautiful laugh will always be remembered. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
With much love,
Mark, Andrea, Maia, and Ava Berning
Mark Berning
August 7, 2007
Dear Ruthie,Tom and Family,
We were saddened to hear about Jennifer's passing. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for your loss. Jennifer always made you feel loved and welcome. She will be missed. You are all in our prayers.
Love,
Rick,Jill and Family
Eric Berning
August 7, 2007
The world grieves twice when a young person passes, once for the loss of life, once for the life not yet lived. Deepest sympathy to the family & friends of this young woman.
Monique Buethe
August 7, 2007
Please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Jennifer was such a neat girl and am glad to have had the chance to work with her at Deloitte. She will be greatly missed.
Amy Cowley
August 6, 2007
I hadn't seen Jennifer since high school, but have thought of her often. She was a great person. I'm sorry we didn't keep in touch after high school. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Michelle Lambert (Hembree)
August 6, 2007
All of our lives are brighter for having known Jennifer. She and her family are in my prayers.
Lou Mitas
August 6, 2007
I am so glad to have known Jen. My life has been enriched by her presence in it. I am sorry that we have lost her. My condolences to all her friends and family.
George Cuonzo
August 6, 2007
Although I never met Jennifer, I have been very moved by how loved and respected she was by colleagues and clients. My prayers are with all the people who will miss Jennifer so much.
Clay Goodman
August 6, 2007
I met Jennifer, along with her friends, partying at a Rod Stewart concert in April. Jennifer was so excited about her upcoming trip to London and San Jose, CA....such a terrible shock. She lived life to the fullest.
Cathy Ross
August 5, 2007
I hadn't seen her face or heard of her name in many years, but I will never forget how genuine and respectable she was in high school. She was the kind of girl everyone liked. I am so very sorry for your family's loss. You are in my family's prayers. I agree with Mark Leach's comment that her beautiful smile does not belong in an obituary. It is very sad.
Samantha Dyke (Oliver)
August 5, 2007
Jennifer was in my homeroom at Southwest and although I didnt know her well, I remember her beaming smile and so i was saddened to see that smile today in the paper. Please accept my families' condolences during this difficult time.
Mark Leitch
August 5, 2007
I'm sorry for your loss of such a beautiful and caring daughter. I never forgot her as a friend.
Shelly Sneed Peterman & Family
Shelly Peterman
August 5, 2007
Dear Ruthie,Tom and family,

So sorry your precious child has been taken away so soon. Jennifer was such a full of life person. Our heart and love go out to you all.
Many prayers.

Love, Janie and Austin
Jane Landsaw
August 4, 2007
Dear Ruth, Tom, and family,
I was so shocked when Julie called to let me know that Jennifer had passed away. You are in my prayers as you go through this very difficult time. May God comfort you in His loving embrace.
Love,
Priscilla and family
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