Marcella Irene Kemper

July 19, 1960November 30, 2018

Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Friend, Marcy I. Kemper, age 58, departed this life with her family by her side on November 30, 2018 after a short but courageous battle with brain cancer. She was born on July 19, 1960 to James and Laura Holmes in Garden City, Kansas. The 2nd oldest of 5 children. In 1965, her family moved from Kansas to Idaho where she and her siblings were raised and called “home”.

In 1983 Marcy became a proud mother of her only child, Zackery James. She met Charles “Charlie” Kemper in 1985 and they later married in June 1991 and raised Zack in Twin Falls, Idaho. Marcy loved spending time with friends and family, camping, shooting pool, quilting and traveling. Her love of owls was known to everyone and she treasured her collection deeply. She was a friend to many with a selfless heart of gold and always lent a helping hand.

She is survived by her son, Zack (Tonya) Kemper, of Twin Falls, four grandchildren, Taylor, Hailey, Caleb and Dominick. Three brothers, Kevin (LaRae) Holmes, of Burley, Jim (Jacquie) Holmes, of Rupert, Scott Holmes, Boise and One sister Chris (Howard) Wilkins, Burlington, NJ. Several nieces and nephews and many special friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Kemper and both her parent, James and Laura Holmes.

A celebration of life will be held 2:00pm on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Red Lion Inn, Twin Falls, Idaho. Celebration will be potluck style, please bring a covered dish or dessert.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, December 8, 2018

Marcella Irene Kemper

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Sue Coester (Fraze)

December 6, 2018

I cannot remember what month it was for sure, in 1976 I was 17 and I drove my mom from Garden City, KS to Idaho. She wanted to see her cousin Laralee, and family. We were there for a few days, one night we decided to make pizza for supper, I have never made that many pizzas since. Marcy and I have kept in touch through the years. God Speed lady, now take our moms for a beer and shoot some pool.