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James Francis Dempsey

August 23, 1938 - November 12, 2019

James Francis Dempsey was born on Aug. 23, 1938 and passed away on Nov. 12, 2019. A lifelong resident of Lakewood, WA. Jim loved sports (especially Gonzaga basketball), animals, and his family. A graduate of Gonzaga University, Jim married Judie Kertson and they raised a family at their home on Steilacoom Lake. He was a real estate appraiser who loved duck hunting and spending summers at a cabin on Lake Quinault. He lost his beloved wife, Judie in 2013, after 52 years of marriage. He is survived by his children: Julie (William), Christine (Ron), Jim (Megan), and Katie, as well as 4 grandchildren (Ciaran, Nate, Quinlan, and Flynn). A funeral mass will be performed on Saturday, Nov. 23rd at 2 pm at Bellarmine Prep, St. Aloysius Chapel, 2300 S. Washington, Tacoma, WA. All are welcome to celebrate Jim’s life. Please join us.

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