Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Jones Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Funeral is 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Ascension and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 5094 U.S. 380, near Bridgeport, with Father DeWayne Adams officiating.
Kemper was born Oct. 21, 1937, in Houston to Ruth Nichols Fall and Fredric Fall.
She met the love of her life, Richard, while both were working at Christie, Mitchell & Mitchell in Houston. They married June 25, 1960, and moved to Bridgeport in 1967, where they resided for the rest of their lives.
Kemper was a business major at Texas Tech College in Lubbock where, among other activities, she was a member of Delta Gamma. She was active in a variety of social, community and church-related activities in Bridgeport, including the Bridgeport Civic Club, Bridgeport Garden Club and Daughters of the King.
The Walkers joined St. Mark’s Episcopal Church shortly after moving to Bridgeport, where she and Richard were recognized as the members with the longest ties to the original congregation. She was instrumental in combining the congregations of Ascension Episcopal Church and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church into one church.
Kemper was well known for her elegance, which resonated throughout her lifetime. Her grandchildren lovingly chided her for her refined manner, while striving to imitate her grace.
She is survived by daughter Jennifer Walker of Bridgeport; daughter Laura Craft and husband, Larry, of Katy; son Wise County Sheriff David Walker and his wife, Christi, of Bridgeport; and sister Sally Sanders of Houston.
She is also survived by grandchildren Forrest Walker and wife, Heather, of Cisco; Jordan and Taylor Craft of Katy; and Tyler Arozamena and Addison Walker of Bridgeport; and great-grandchild “Baby 2012.”
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard N. Walker; her parents, Ruth Fall and Fredric Fall; and by a sister, Rosanna Fall Glass.
Members of the Wise County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers include Rick Armstrong, Doug Bridwell, Tony Caruthers, Glenn Hale, Don Nimmo and Dr. Jon Walker.
The family requests that donations be made to a charity of choice.