Norma Lee (Rodocker) Kemp

Norma Lee (Rodocker) Kemp

July 24, 1930 – April 29, 2019

Preceded in death by parents, Walter A. Rodocker and Goldie (Driml) Rodocker; brother, Lyle Rodocker; husband, Lt Col Paul E. Kemp; daughter, State Senator Pam Brown.  She is survived by her son, Dan Kemp and his wife, Laurie; grandchildren: Paul Brown, Alison Kemp, and Danny Kemp; and son-in-law, Steve Brown.

Graveside Service: Saturday, May 4th at 1pm at Purdum, Nebraska Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to House of Hope Alzheimer’s Care in Omaha and Broken Bow, NE VFW Post 3576 Ladies’ Auxiliary.


Norma Lee (Rodocker) Kemp passed away on April 29, 2019 at the House of Hope in Omaha, Nebraska.  Norma was born on July 24, 1930 on the ranch owned by her parents, Walter Rodocker and Goldie (Driml) Rodocker.

Norma married Paul E. Kemp of Mullen, Nebraska in 1950; Norma moved with Paul to Texas, Alabama, Virginia, Alaska, and Oklahoma during his years as an Army officer and pilot.  While Paul served in Korea and Viet Nam, Norma raised her kids primarily at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Upon returning from Viet Nam, Paul was assigned to the Army Command and General Staff School in Leavenworth, Kansas, but sadly passed away of a heart attack at age 37.

In 1967, to be close to family and friends, Norma moved with her children to Broken Bow, Nebraska where she stayed to raise her children.


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