Laurie Kemna (1942 - 2016)

  • "My favorite teacher. Her passion was unmatched "
    - Jeffrey Burkholder
  • "I cant believe It has been 3 years since you left us. I..."
    - Paul Dennis
  • "December 9, 2018 Sorry to hear of Laurier passing. After..."
    - Susie Pobieglo Coates
  • "John, I've just had the pleasure of meeting you and I want..."
    - Daniel Aldridge
  • "My name is Cheryl Sanchez-Tobias. When I think of Laurie, I..."
    - Cheryl Sanchez-Tobias

Laurie Kemna, of Citrus Heights, California, passed away peace-fully at home on Monday, April 11, 2016 with her husband, John, by her side. She was born July 31, 1942 in Redlands, CA. She taught Spanish for 37 years at Rio Americana and Oakmont High School. Her love for teaching and her students was evident and resulted in many friendships lasting long after her retirement. She was married to John Kemna in 1972 and they were married for 45 years. During her life, she was an avid reader, fitness enthusiast and gardener. Her favorite place to spend time was at their second home in Nevada City situated on property left to her by her beloved father. She is survived by her husband, John, her brother, Steve and her cousins.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Apr. 17, 2016
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