Stephen R. Kemper 1948-2004

The building systems industry lost a longtime friend and valued compatriot Jan. 7th, when Stephen R. Kemper, 55, died in an automobile accident. Kemper was in route from his home near Grand Junction, Colorado, to Hamilton, Montana on behalf of his business, the Kemper Company. Freezing rain and snow rolled in from the west during the drive. Kemper’s red Ford sport utility vehicle rolled on Interstate 15 just south of Idaho Falls. Police are still investigating the accident. Kemper’s obituary, which appeared in the Grand Junction Sentinel newspaper Jan 11th, is posted here. Look for another notice in the March/April issue of BSM. You can also read Kemper’s first person account of his trip to Siberia by clicking here.