Norma Voris McKinley Kemp

1932 ~ 2021


Sept. 7, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092
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    Sept. 7, 2021
    11:00 AM
    Larkin Sunset Gardens Chapel, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy Utah 84092
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  • Our sweet mother, Norma “Voris” McKinley Kemp (89), passed peacefully into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father with her children by her side on August 31, 2021.

    Voris was born May 8, 1932 in Moore, Idaho to Norma Sarah and Arthur Ward McKinley. She married her high school sweetheart and eternal companion, Norvin Lavell Kemp, on October 11, 1950 and they were later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on November 9, 1950. She was a devoted and dedicated mother to six children. She was a faithful lifetime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served diligently throughout her life. She had a firm testimony of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    She enjoyed her posterity and loved visiting with family, wherever and whenever she could. She had a vivid memory of nearly all her life’s adventures and would tell many stories to the grandchildren. She was an example to us all of positivity and compassion, which will forever be her legacy. Those who knew her felt of her love and kindness. She will truly be missed.

    With her passing, Voris was reunited with her loving husband Norvin of 60 years, who preceded her in death in 2010, son Larry Lavell Kemp, her parents, two brothers, Avon and Dale, and three infant great-grandchildren. She is survived by her brother Bruce (Sharon) McKinley, sister-in-law Carol McKinley, daughter-in-law Adelina Kemp, and children Brent (Roseann) Kemp, Jeannene (Joe) Williams, Kiel (Maurina) Kemp, Roger (Shelly) Kemp, Annette Kemp, 28 grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

    A special thank you to the staff at Legacy House of Taylorsville for the care they provided to our mother over the last two years.

    Services will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens Chapel, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092 at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 7th. A viewing will be held for family and friends from 9:30-10:45 am, prior to services. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery. Recording of the services can be found above, click the "Watch Services" button.
    *Family request masks are required to attend the services.


    I always loved the way Mom could lite up a room. Full of fun, laughter and elegance. What fun we had at the last chance ranch, family boating and fishing trips. She was such a great mother and grandmother.

    - Debi Copeland

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    - Troy and Carol Rushton

    I will always remember my summers in Wendover visiting my grandma and grandpa and playing with my cousins. She always made me feel welcome and included. She was always so kind and generous. She will be dearly missed by all. I am certain she was welcomed with open arms by her sweetheart. Rest In Peace.

    - Chelsie knighton

    I was very fortunate to have her as my mother in law for 32 years and grandmother to my children. Lot's of great memories, holidays, reunions, camping, fishing and events. Genuinely one of the nicest people I've ever known. Rest in peace sweet lady. Condolences to the family.

    - Raul Gomez

    So sorry for your loss! What a wonderful dear lady! She will be missed. Love you all!

    - Joyce &. Clayne Robinson