Palm Eastern Mortuary & Cemetery

7600 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV


Elizabeth Johnson Kemp

September 12, 1933July 31, 2020

Elizabeth Joann Kemp (Liz)) passed away peacefully at Nathan Adelson Hospice on July 31, 2020 at the age of 86. Elizabeth was born on a farm in rural Page, ND and she has lived in Las Vegas since 1961.

Elizabeth was a retired R.N. (Registered Nurse). She earned her degree in 1954 along with her twin sister at St. Luke’s School of Nursing. She worked in many cities and states around the country until she moved to Las Vegas in 1961. She worked at Sunrise Hospital for 31 years. The last 15 years at Sunrise Hospital she was the Unit Manager on the Surgical floor. In the early 1980's she received the first ever “Nurse of the Year” award.

Elizabeth loved and cared for many people over the years, and everyone she touched with her care and kindness loved her. She was known as “Grandma Liz” by her 8 grandchildren Kristina Radford, Michael J. Mead, Gavin McFarland, Thomas Mead, Kelsey McFarland, Karina Antonino, Kassidy Antonino and Daniel Antonino, and her 4 great-grandchildren Elizabeth Radford, Eligh Radford and twin girls Sophia and Darby Mahoney.

She was the Daughter of Belle Johnson and Carl Anton Johnson, both deceased. She is survived by her twin sister Eloyce Kenward and brother-in-law James Kenward. Elizabeth is survived by her loving husband Thomas Joseph Kemp of almost 60 years. They were married on November 5, 1960. She is also survived by 3 daughters Patricia Eloyce Mead, Pamela Belle McFarland, son-in-law Paul McFarland, Kathryn Elizabeth Antonino and son-in-law Daniel M. Antonino.

So many more names could be added to the list of people whose lives she touched with her loving and caring nature and we are all heartbroken. Her humor and willingness to show love and care will live on in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Cleveland Clinic- Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Services will be held at Palm Mortuary, Saturday, August 8th at 2:00pm.


8 August


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Palm Eastern Mortuary

7600 S Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89123

8 August

Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Palm Eastern Mortuary

7600 S Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89123


Elizabeth Johnson Kemp

have a memory or condolence to add?

Ginny LeMay

August 2, 2020

I will fondly remember Liz with memories over many past years
of our CLC dinner group and the good times over once a month
dinners. The special dinners we had at Liz and Tom's home and
what a good cook Liz was.
Also the special friendship that we Dinner Group gals have had
over the years and getting together for lunches.
I'm feeling blessed to have talked to her just last week and she
sounded so good on the phone.
May she rest in peace with our Lord.

Flo Hillman

July 31, 2020

So sorry to hear of Liz’s passing. Please let me know if I can be of any help. My phone number is 702-349-6479. Prayers and love, Flo Hillman


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