Anna Carolyn “Carol” House/Kemry

Carol Kemry, 71, of Eagle Point, passed away early Sunday January 22, 2012. She was surrounded by friends and family in her final days at Providence Medical Center. Born to Agnes and Arthur Ayer in Grants Pass, on July 7, 1940.  She spent some of her early childhood years in Tillimook, Oregon and Seattle before returning to Grants Pass and then Medford  where she grew up and attended Medford Senior High.     She was a successful working mom raising kids while waitressing, and then owning and operating The Shack Café restaurant in Shady Cove  for many years. She enjoyed all the people who came through Rhe Shack in those years and made many friends.

In 1977 she married Vernon “Gene” House. They did a little ranching on the side and designed and built two homes together.  She hiked the mountain to pick the perfect spot with a wonderful view for the second house and Gene complied. Never opposed to the idea of adding on, she loved working out what else they could do. She loved gardening and designing her landscaping and laid all the rock paths and terraces around her home by hand, with rocks she gathered from here and there. She enjoyed her good friends, dancing, antiques, reading and passing on early family history, and finally found some time to do a little travelling. She brought her mother home and cared for her and Gene together during his final years. 

In 2006 she and Dwayne Kemry met and were fortunate to find in each other another deep love and friendship to share. He has been her devoted husband before and during her difficult battle with cancer this past year.    
She is survived by her husband, Dwayne Kemry; sons, Dave, John, Matthew and Bill Florey, and Mike House; daughters, Brenda Bishop, Karen House, and Mary Pfaff; and brother Bob Ayer; grandchildren and great grandchildren.      
There will be a gathering for friends and family in the spring.

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