Tomie Lee (Watson) Kempf "Miss Lee" with her family by her side, was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 18th, 2021. She was born on January 23rd, 1937, in Hondo, Texas to the late Tom Watson and Bertha (Breiten) Watson who she lost at a very young age.
Tomie and her sisters were blessed to be raised by their loving grandparents John Watson and Mary (Galloway) Watson of Biry, Texas. In her early years Tomie attended the school in Biry, Texas and graduated from Devine High School. In high school she met the love of her life Allan L. Kempf whom she later married on June 30th, 1956, and they were wed for 52 years. Allan and Tomie raised their children and lived in many places in Texas and even California, but always called the family ranch (Kempf One Horse Ranch) home.
Tomie attended St. Mary's University and later retired after working 19 years for Natalia ISD as a teacher's aide where she made an impact on many young lives. In retirement she enjoyed going on family vacations all around the country, playing slot machines at casinos, quilting, planting flowers and most of all spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Tomie will be forever remembered as a kind and outgoing person.
Tomie is survived by her daughters May Kempf Lathe and Betty (Jeff) Snyder, grandchildren Michael (Crystal) Lathe and Kellsey (Zackry) Neagley, and great grandchildren Logan and Teagan Lathe.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Hurley Funeral Home Chapel Devine, Texas. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 11:00 A.M. Hurley Funeral Home Chapel Devine, Texas with interment to follow in Lytle community Cemetery.
Anyone wishing to leave condolences, share memories, or sign the guestbook may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home 303 W. College Ave., Devine, Texas, 78016, (830) 663-4445.
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