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Mr. Dempsey has passed away. Here is the link to the report Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Oct. 29, 2014

Gordon Sayward Dempsey passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 24, 2014, in his shop in Pleasant Grove, Utah when a knife that he was working on pierced his heart.

He was born in Peabody, Massachusetts on May 10, 1947 to Myron and Bertha Dempsey. He married Karen Michele Orange and had six children. They were sealed in the DC Temple and just celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary.

While in the military he was stationed in Kenai at Wildwood in 1971. They bought 10 acres in Nikiski. He retired in 1985 from the military and moved back to Alaska calling the Kenai Peninsula home.

He enjoyed blacksmithing, guns, fishing, hunting, and learning new things. A very generous man, he also loved to share his knowledge with others. He had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; his 6 children, Kristy Helton, Gordon (Ward) Dempsey II, Jacob Dempsey, Mark Dempsey, Stephen Dempsey, Stephanie Persinger; 13 grandchildren; his mother Bertha Dempsey; his sister Arlene Kevitz; and his aunt Arlene Nelson.

He was preceded by his father, Myron Dempsey.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Dempsey family, from all of us here at Northern Knives.

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