Helen Kemp

Deceased: 13 March 1974

Under: Obituary

Memorial services were held in Dhahran Monday morning for Mrs. Helen Kemp, 52, who died Saturday morning at her Dhahran home after an illness of several years.

Survivors include her husband, C. A. Kemp, manager of the Transportation Department; two married children, Dan of Austin, Tex., and Janet Backich of Sacramento, Calif., and her mother, Mrs. lone Rohrback of Walnut Creek, Calif.

Mrs. Kemp graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, where she and her husband met as students in 1940. They were married on January 25, 1943, in Miami, Fla., and observed their 30th anniversary a year ago.

In May 1951, accompanied by her 6-week-old daughter, Mrs. Kemp came to Saudi Arabia to join her husband. With the exception of about one year in Ras Tanura and five years in Abqaiq, the Kemps made their home in Dhahran.

Following up on her keen interest in bridge and gardening, Mrs. Kemp took on various responsibilities in the self-directed groups involved in those activities. She served as secretary of the Dhahran Monday and Friday bridge groups. As it came time to make arrangements for the 1974 flower show in Dhahran, Mrs. Kemp volunteered for the chairmanship, came up with the title for the event, and conducted some of the planning by telephone during a period of hospitalization shortly before her death. [Photograph]

"I would like to express my deepest appreciation to all the friends and kind members of the community who were so helpful at the time of the sudden death of my wife, Helen. Their support was invaluable." Chet Kemp, Dhahran.

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