DARIEN, Conn. - Judy Kemp, a 25-year resident of Darien, died Saturday, Aug. 31. She was 68.
Kemp was born in Quincy, Mass. in 1945, to the Rev. John Arthur Budding and Isabel Nickerson Budding. Graduating from Saint Mary's Girls' School in Peekskill, she earned a BA in History from Connecticut College, studied psychology at UCLA and completed her MA in Psychology in 1977 at the New School for Social Research. In her career in human resources, she was personnel director for Condé Nast Publications, Inc. (1977 to 1986); senior vice president, Human Resources director for D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Inc. (1987 to 1996); and senior vice president, personnel director, at Foote Cone and Belding, 1996 until her retirement in 2001.
Her volunteer activities centered on Saint Luke's Parish and Person-to-Person, in Darien. She trained and served as a Stephen Minister and was chair and coordinator of the St. Francis Guild (The Lay Weeders). She was a member of several search committees for parish staff, a member of St. Luke's Team for Homefront/Americares programs, a member of the Columbarium Committee, a mentor of candidates for Confirmation, a member of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, the Stewardship Committee, and an usher. She was a volunteer and supporter of Literacy Volunteers of America, teaching English as a second language.
Kemp served on the Board of the Darien Art Center. She was co-chair of the annual Art Show and Sale
Kemp is survived by her husband, Frank; brother, David Walter Budding (Martha Mirly); niece and nephew; and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1848 Post Road in Darien. A reception will follow at the church.
Memorial donations may be made in Kemp’s name to Person-to-Person, 1864 Post Road, P.O. Box 3128 Darien, CT 06820.
For more information, please visit www.lawrencefuneralhome.com