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Martha E. Murphy

June 11, 1921 - May 14, 2020

Life Legacy

Martha Elizabeth Murphy entered peacefully into rest at home in San Lorenzo, California on May 14, 2020. She was 98 years old.

Born June 11, 1921 in Annapolis, California to parents Adeline and John Boyd, Martha graduated from high school and went on to work as a homemaker for all of her adult life. She enjoyed membership in the PEO Sisterhood and Christian Women’s Fellowship, and was a Disciples of Christ Honored Laywoman. She loved reading and playing games on her iPad.

Martha is survived by her children Jay Murphy (Madeline), Joyce Graves (Stephen), Lawrence Murphy (Cheryl), Linda Murphy (Catherine); grandchildren Jennifer Smidebush, Jeffrey Murphy, Darel Murphy (Melissa); great grandchildren Zachary Smidebush, Jackson Murphy, Katherine Murphy, Benjamin Murphy; and many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death in 2019 by her beloved husband of 77 years, Joseph D. Murphy.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made in Martha’s name to SOS Meals on Wheels, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Parkinson Disease Charity.

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