Art & Wilma Kemp

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

WILLIAM ARTHUR & WILMA LORINE HIGBEE KEMP

(brick mason, builder)

BIOGRAPHY

William Arthur Kemp, or Art as he was known, was born June 16, 1907 in St. George.

Wilma Lorine Higbee was born on October 29, 1909 in Toquerville.

Art died September 4, 1992 and is buried in Plot C_26_21_6 of the St. George City Cemetery.

Wilma died in St. George on January 27, 2007. She is buried in Plot C_26_21_5 of the St. George City Cemetery.


FAMILY

Art's photo pedigree chart
Wilma's photo pedigree chart

Art's Parents and Siblings:
    Chester "Chet/Granddad" Arthur Kemp
    Selena Ellen "Nellie/Nanna" Nelson Kemp  
        Jessie Ellen Kemp
        William Arthur Kemp
        Walter Kemp

(11/11/1885-8/18/1940)   (married 6/2/1904)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)
(6/5/1905-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Nelson A. Empey)
(6/16/1907-9/4/1992)   (married Wilma Lorine Higbee)
(5/9/1915-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Beth Wade ?)

Wilma's Parents and Siblings:
    Edwin Richard Higbee
    Eva Geary Page Higbee
        Eleen Rosalia Higbee
        Wilma Lorine Higbee
        Magnolia Higbee
        Lamond Page Higbee
        Maree Higbee
        Gena Higbee


(1/15/1883-8/16/1983)   (married 8/28/1905)
(5/22/1883-1/18/1973)
(6/29/1906-8/10/1994)   (married Grant Brooks Harris)
(10/29/1909-1/27/2007)   (married William Arthur Kemp)
(2/24/1913-12/6/1994)   (married Eugene R Palfreyman)
(7/18/1919-6/3/1995)   (married Franke J. Shipp and Janice Clark)
(12/8/1921-5/2/2009)   (married Dean Crosby Gardner)
(10/12/1923-3/25/2005)   (married Melville Hirschi)

Art & Wilma's Family:
    William Arthur Kemp
    Wilma Lorine Higbee Kemp  
        Gwendolyn Kemp
        Carol Kemp
        Karma Kemp
        Ellen Kemp
        Gloria Kemp


(6/16/1907-9/4/1992)   (married 6/28/1929)
(10/29/1909-1/27/2007)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Victor Russel Frei)
(8/5/1932-4/2/2013)   (married Fenton Tobler)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Jack Wasden)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Gary Cameron)
(9/22/1946-4/26/2003)   (married Richard Bowler)


PHOTOS

WCHS photos:
WCHS-02608     Photo of Art & Wilma Kemp's 50th wedding anniversary photo
WCHS-02609     Photo of Art & Wilma Kemp's 60th wedding anniversary photo
WCHS-02610     Photo of Chester "Chet" Arthur Kemp
WCHS-02611     Photo of Wilma H. Kemp in 1927
WCHS-02613     Photo of the Seegmiller home in the Washington Fields built by Chet Kemp
WCHS-02615     Photo of the Art & Wilma Kemp home in Santa Clara
WCHS-02616     Photo of the Lazelle Stucki home in Santa Clara built by Art Kemp
WCHS-02617     Photo of the Dean & Maree Gardner home in St. George built by Art Kemp
WCHS-02618     Photo of the Art & Wilma Kemp home in Santa Clara
WCHS-02619     Photo of an addition to the Art & Wilma Kemp home in Santa Clara
WCHS-02620     Photo of the Chet & Nanny Kemp home in St. George
WCHS-02621     Photo of the Chet & Nanny Kemp home in St. George
WCHS-02622     Photo of the Edwin & Eva Higbee home in Toquerville
WCHS-02623     Photo of the layout of the Edwin & Eva Higbee lot in Toquerville
WCHS-02626     Photo of the first Art & Wilma Kemp Home in St. George
WCHS-02627     Photo of the second Art & Wilma Kemp Home in St. George


REFERENCES

Home Is Where The Art Is: The Autobiography of William Arthur Kemp

"Rarer The Air": The Autobiography of Wilma Lorine Higbee Kemp

Find-A-Grave entry for William Arthur Kemp

Find-A-Grave entry for Wilma Lorine Higbee Kemp

History of Selena Ellen Nelson Kemp Humphries Written by her daughter Jessie Empey