1927 - October 24, 2012
Ella Loucille Murphy was born May 14, 1927, to Ernest Maxwell and Dora Lulu Maple Doak at home, south of Craig in Breeze Basin.
Ella grew up in Craig and graduated from Moffat County High School in 1945. She attended college for 2 years at Colorado A & M, now known as Colorado State University, studying home economics.
On November 2, 1947, Ella married Glen Eugene Murphy. She spent her time as a homemaker and mother to her four children.
She enjoyed gardening, sewing, camping, and teaching cooking and sewing through the 4-H program. After Gene retired, they hooked up their fifth wheel trailer and traveled, spending many winters in Arizona.
She was a member of the Home Demonstration Club, Ladies Mite Society and Craig Christian Church.
Ella passed from this life on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, as a resident of Sandrock Ridge Nursing Home.
She was preceded in death by her parents; six siblings; son Michael Eugene Murphy; and daughter and son-in-law, John and Kathleen Murphy Chaney.
She is survived by her husband Eugene of Craig; daughters Margie McDonald of Gering, Neb., and Laurie (Dan) Davidson of Craig; granddaughters Nichole (Michael) Thayer of Grand Junction, Bridgette (Adam) Aden of Craig, Robin Reinpold of Gering, Neb., and Ashlyn, Avery and Erica Davidson of Craig; grandsons, Phil (Jaime) Chaney of Waddell, Ariz., and Adam Bartyzel and Anthony McDonald of Gering, Neb.; great grandsons, Logan & Connor Reinpold of Gering, Neb.; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be today, October 27, 2012, at Craig Christian Church with Traber Cass officiating.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Craig Christian Church.