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Karen Kay (Glaser) Kemph, 61, who farmed and ranched with her husband, died at the RiverStone Hospice House in Billings on Dec. 31, 2013.
She was born in Billings to Norman and Fern Glaser on July 18, 1952. She and three siblings grew up near Huntley and Pompeys Pillar, where the family farmed and ranched. After she graduated from Huntley Project High School in Worden in 1970, she and her fiancé, Joe Kemph Jr., eloped.
They farmed and ranched in the Bighorn River Valley between Custer and Hardin. In 1985, they moved to farm and ranch in the Yellowstone River Valley near Custer.
The Kemph family attends the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Custer.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Joe Q. Kemph III and Travis Lee Kemph; nine grandchildren; a brother, David Glaser of Camas, Wash.; Linda Glaser of Spokane, Wash.; and Susan Kuntz in Pompeys Pillar.
Services were Jan. 6 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Billings. Interment was in Custer Cemetery in Custer. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.
Donations may be given to the Custer Cemetery and the Junction City Park.