Ann Kemp Thomas, a homemaker who was a founder of Beautiful Baltimore, died of heart failure May 28 at Keswick Multi-Care Center. She was 84 and lived in Roland Park.
Born Ann Kemp in Baltimore and raised in Homeland, she was the daughter of Dr. Jarold Elting Kemp, a Johns Hopkins Hospital dermatologist, and Ann Stewart Kemp, a homemaker. She was a 1947 Girls' Latin School graduate.
In 1949, she married John B. Thomas III, who owned the old Thomas & Thompson drugstore at the southeast corner of Baltimore and Light streets.
Mrs. Thomas was a founder of the Woodland Garden Club and was a past president of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland. She worked with former Mayor William Donald Schaefer on his Beautiful Baltimore campaign, which she helped found. In that capacity, she assisted with hanging flower baskets on light poles and with mass plantings of daffodils in public spaces.
She was also a past president of the Woman's Club of Roland Park, a member of the Three Arts Club of Homeland and served on the boards of the SPCA of Central Maryland and the Baltimore Opera Guild.