Ursula Kehaulani Kempton passed away on Friday morning the 7th of August in her home where she had been battling cancer valiantly, her husband by her side. Ursula was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 and had been cancer free for 10 years until a recurrence in 2013. The courage and spirit she showed over the last two and a half years touched every life she came in contact with. She was an accomplished artist, a beautiful, devoted wife and mother of many kitties throughout her life.
Ursula graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and was a city and county planner for several years. She loved to travel with her husband and had been all over the world. She had even been to every state in the country at least once. Her love for animals was evident in her vegan lifestyle as well as her involvement in animal activist groups. Her love for life was even more so. She loved and respected life so very much and wanted more. It was the last month of her life that showed how special she truly was and how incredibly strong she would prove to be, joking until she could no longer speak and smiling until all faculties were gone. The world was truly a brighter place with her in it and she will be terribly missed by so many.
Ursula is survived by her husband Cory Kempton, her mother Brenda Schnoor, brothers Todd and Kendel Schnoor and sister Lori Oas. An angel on earth has returned to her rightful place in heaven. We love you and miss you forever, our darling Ursula. May you finally rest in peace.