Mary E Gilmore-Kemp, 65 passed away on August 20, 2018 from complications of treatment of her 5 yr. battle with AML Leukemia.

Mary is survived by her life partner and husband Greg, brothers Jim (Deb), Mike (Loretta), sisters Peggy (Jan), Denise Gilmore-Forren, Patti (Chris), brother-in-law Stephen (Rick), sister-in-law, Becky and many nieces and nephews, friends and colleagues. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed & Mildred Gilmore & older sister Sharon DiMauro.

Though her formal training was in education and she enjoyed working with her young students at Santa Ynez HS, Mary and Greg opened their own restaurant and became an integral part of their community running the “Cheers” Bar of Somerset, CA, better known as the Gold Vine Grill.

She continued working with her young stewards by co-founding the Future Chefs of America in Eldorado County, now run by Placerville.

A Celebration of Life is being planned in Somerset, CA at the Saluti Winery in Somerset. Contact for directions.

Additionally, in lieu of flowers please forward any donations to

Attention Tina Rossi at the Saluti Winery.

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