Rose Margie Kempf-Harvey (1944 – 2018)

sta-gwa-letsa #1 Rose Margie Kempf-Harvey was born on June 4, 1944, in Darrington, WA, and passed away May 3, 2018, in Everett, WA. She was born to Jackson and Jessie Harvey and was the youngest of seven children. Rose helped the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe get federally recognized and was involved in initiating the ICW Act. She was a fisherwoman and was the first one to fish on the Sauk River. She loved the Seahawks, Mariners, picking berries, canning, and traveling to Hawaii. Rose also had her own Fry Bread stand, “Rosie’s Fry Bread and Indian Tacos.” Rose was also head cook for different spiritual ceremonies. She leaves behind her children, Lila Pierce, Donald Kempf Jr., Edward Kempf, Marvin Kempf, and Angie Thurbush, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Kempf Sr.; mother, Jessie T. Harvey, father, Jackson Harvey; brother, Paul Harvey; as well as Sally Moses, Violet Napoleon, Helen Pierce, Mary Jack, Jasper Harvey, Brandon Kempf, and Violet Pierce. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. Interfaith services will be at 6 p.m. that same evening at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral services will be May 9, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.