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Martha Joan Dempsey

Obituary for Martha Joan Dempsey

February 15, 1935 - June 1, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 83

Obituary

Martha Joan Dempsey (Evans), of Austin, TX passed away unexpectedly at her home on June 1st, 2018 at the age of 83. She was born on February 15th, 1935 in Indiana to Amy Fiddler and John Evans.

She met the love of her life, William Dempsey, in Indiana and they were married on June 4th, 1956. They moved to Austin, TX in 1969 where they built a home and worked very hard to provide a wonderful life for their family. Martha retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 2009, and proudly worked as a bakery manager before beginning her career with TDCJ. Martha was a loving mother who took great pleasure in raising her children. She was present in their lives from their first steps, first day of school through graduation and marriage. She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren, who called her Nanaw. Martha was also known for her love of animals, especially her precious cats. She will be fondly remembered for her joyful personality, generosity, sassy sense of humor and infectious smile and laughter.

She is survived by her children, Bill Dempsey, Catherine Kelley (husband Tim), Tracy Demchuk (husband Tom), Jackie Decker (husband Tommy); grandchildren, Tracy Swantner (husband Craig), Ashley Binyon, Brittany Hall (husband Jay), Christopher Lovelace, Phillip Kelley, Ryan Kelley (Wife Rebecca), and Jacob Kelley, great grandchildren, Brooklynn, Corbin, McKinzie, Brayden, Raven, Connor and Carter; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Dempsey, daughter, Martha Hilliker, grandson, Kegan Richardson as well as her parents, step parents and siblings.

Viewing will be on Thursday, June 7th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and the Celebration of Life will be on Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Both will be held at Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis, 411 Ranch Road 620 S, Lakeway, TX 78734.

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