Stevens Memorial Chapel

607 28th Street, Ames, IA


Judy Vantrease Kemp

December 19, 1958July 4, 2020

Judy Vantrease Kemp was born on December 19, 1958 and passed away on July 4, 2020 and is under the care of Stevens Memorial Chapel.

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Judy Vantrease Kemp

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Kathy Vannoy

July 27, 2020

My family first met Judy when we began our homeschool adventure about 8 years ago. As our supervising teacher with monthly home visits, Judy wisely advised us about tweaking curriculum in our first year, finding the perfect DVD set and workbooks for writing skills.

As our son learned new techniques, I often found myself editing my own emails, in search of more "strong verbs" and "quality adjectives".

Even now I find myself thinking of Judy in my job as a caregiver for seniors. As I chart notes online for each shift, I find myself tweaking my notes and smiling, thinking Judy would be proud of me too for clearer, more concise word choices.

I appreciated Judy's extra efforts with things like Junk Box Wars. It was so exciting to watch our son ,Taylor, work with a team to create a solution from literally a box full of junk.

We were blessed to have Judy in our lives for a short period of time. Thank you for sharing the memorial service on line. It was a blessing to hear stories from Judy's family and friends.

Joann Byrd

July 13, 2020

Megan (Cohea) and I send our condolences to all of you. Judy was such a kind person and I enjoyed her company during all those gymnastic meets. May the memories of her bring you smiles and comfort.


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