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.\n\nHe was born in Peabody, Massachusetts on May 10, 1947 to Myron and Bertha Dempsey.\n\nHe married Karen Michele Orange and had six children. They were sealed in the DC Temple and just celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary.\n\nHe retired from the military and moved to Alaska calling the Kenai Peninsula home.\n\nHe enjoyed blacksmithing, guns, fishing, hunting, and learning new things. He also loved to share his knowledge with others. He had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh.\n\nHe is preceded by his father Myron Dempsey.\n\nHe 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.\n\nThe Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, October 29th at 1 p.m. in Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Friends and family may also attend a viewing one hour prior to the services.\n\nFriends and family that are unable to attend can join us via live stream on the internet www.Jacobschaos.com for the link.\n\nCondolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.