Rose Margie Kempf

June 4, 1944May 3, 2018

Rose Margie Kempf-Harvey was born on June 4, 1944 in Darrington, WA and passed away May 3, 2018 in Everett, WA. She was born to Jackson and Jessie Harvey and was the youngest of 7 children. Rose helped the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe get federally recognized and was involved in initiating the ICW Act. She was a fisherwoman and was the first one to fish on the Sauk River. She loved the Seahawks, Mariners, picking berries, canning, and traveling to Hawaii. Rose also had her own Fry Bread stand, “Rosie’s Fry Bread and Indian Tacos.” Rose was also head cook for different spiritual ceremonies. She leaves behind her children Lila Pierce, Donald Kempf Jr, Edward Kempf, Marvin Kempf, and Angie Thurbush, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Donald Kempf Sr, mother Jessie T. Harvey, father Jackson Harvey, brother Paul Harvey, as well as Sally Moses, Violet Napoleon, Helen Pierce, Mary Jack, Jasper Harvey, Brandon Kempf, and Violet Pierce. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 1pm at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. Interfaith services will be at 6pm that same evening at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral services will be May 9, 2018 at 10am at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • Interfaith Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Rose Margie Kempf

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