Wilfred Eugene Dempster
Wilfred Eugene Dempster was born July 9, 1924 in Pasadena. Shortly after celebrating his 88th birthday he entered heaven on July 20. Will was the son of Edward Sampson Dempster, of England and Nellie Stephens, a native Californian.
In 1945 he married Dorothy June Daniel and they had two children, Daniel Edward Dempster and Kathleen Louise Dempster (Bowers).
In 1972 he married Sarah (Sally) Jane Castle Dodds with step children, Debbie Martin and Pamela Clukas.
Will worked in the grocery business for Jurgensens, working his way up from home delivery to manager for the Beverly Hills store on Rodeo Dr. He retired after over 42 years. Retirement brought Sally and Will to Tehachapi, in 1982 where they enjoyed many wonderful years together and were active in the New Comers Club and various other community activities. His passion was golfing and traveling in his RV.
Will was lucky enough to find love again after Sally's death and spent the last 14 years of his life with his partner, Laura Tingley, traveling through the USA and wintering in Yuma, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Francis Dempster Blume, Sally and Pam. Will is survived by his wonderful love of 14 years, Laura Tingley, children, stepchildren, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A private memorial will he held in Murrieta on Nov. 3