Kemper, Jacqueline Mary, a 45 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 in Torrance. Born in Salem, SD, Jackie was 84 when she died. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Hermosa Beach. She was very active in the Respect Life Committee, having chaired it for several years. She and her husband John met in high school, in Anaheim, California, having had their first date on Valentine's Day, 1941. Before he left for the Army, they became engaged. During WWII, she was a personnel specialist with Douglas Aircraft Co., Long Beach, while John was away at war. She also received her AA degree from Fullerton (CA) Jr. College. They were married on November 24, 1944, while John was on leave from the Army. After rearing her wonderful family, Jackie returned to college and became a registered paralegal. She plied her expertise at the Law Offices of Okamoto and Wasserman in Torrance for 17 years before retiring. She specialized in estate settlement. She is survived by her husband John, her sister, Patricia Brown, seven children, eighteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Rosary will be held at 6:00 PM, Sunday, November 18, at White and Day Mortuary, Redondo Beach. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 10:00 AM, Monday, November 19. Private burial will follow at All Souls Catholic Cemetery in Long Beach.

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  1. Your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers. On behalf of the entire Reidy and Trelease families my sincere condolences.God bless.

  2. My second mom for so many years while Kerstin and I tried to stay out of trouble. I will remember her always as a great role model. She always knew exactly what we were up to and had a quiet but very perceptive piece of advise for us. Rest in peace Mrs. Kemper!

  3. To the entire Kemper Family, Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your mom. I have so many fond memories of hanging out at your house on Sara Dr and she was always so kind and loving to me. To Kerstin and Jim, I am so sorry I wasn’t able to attend the service today to support you during this sad time. My love and prayers are with you today and always.

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