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Welcome to the Murray Family Home Page!

Updated: 02 January 2013

If you have information (births, marriages, deaths, obituaries, letters, diaries, photographs, etc.) of the Murray family, please contact Jim Adams

Descendants of James Emery Murray (10 Aug 1893 - 30 Sept 1979) and Emily Laura Feller (09 June 1898 - 18 Feb 1985). They had 3 children:
1. James Feller Murray (27 Sept 1921 - 21 Nov 1941)
2. Robert Gerald Murray (14 Sep 1924 - 07 Oct 1990)
3. Marjory Fern

Obituary for Karen Lee Murray

  Karen Lee Murray, 60, of Lead, SD, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.


  Memorial Services for Karen will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, April 4, 2011 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Lead.


  She was born March 9, 1951 in Aberdeen, SD to Robert and Arvilla (Dodge) Murray. In 1956 the family moved to Lead where she attended school and graduated in 1970.


  After graduation Karen was employed by the VA Hospital in Hot Springs. She worked as a nurses aide and eventually started working as a dialysis technician. At the age of 58 Karen retired and moved to Lead.

Religion was an important part of Karen's life in Hot Springs and Lead. She was happiest when she could help or assist family and friends. Karen loved to read, take pictures and enjoyed being with family.

  Karen is survived by her mother Arvilla Murray of Lead, three sisters, Debbie Munoz (Fred) of Vidor, TX; Brenda Kraft (Terry) of Mobridge, SD; Vicki Edlund (Mike) of Lead, one brother Jim Murray of Spearfish, SD. Karen’s nieces and nephews were very important to her. Linda, David, Trent, and Bailey Croak; Ashley and Shawn Jackson; Kayla and James Jacobs and Jordyn Kraft; Jackie and Kaden Merrill; Josh and Fay Edlund; Trisha Edlund; Jace Edlund; Shana, Nate, Rylan, Kayden, Layne, Layton, and Morgyan Loup; Jessica and Aubrey Murray; Cory Murray.

  She was preceded in death by her father Robert Murray, her nephew Christopher Munoz, her sister-in- laws Tamara Murray and Tracy Murray.  Source  

James E. Murray
Date of Birth
August 10, 1893
Date of Death
September 30, 1979
Place and Time of Services
United Methodist Church
2:00 P.M., Thursday, October 4, 1979
Rev. John Maines
Organist: Mrs. Ben Anderson
Soloist: Mrs. Gary Townsend
"Abide With Me"
"How Great Thou Art"
Casket Bearers
Leslie Feller + Alan Townsend
Jerry Johnson + David Townsend
Luverne Strom + Gary Townsend
Military Graveside Rites conducted by Andover
Post No. 258 and Groton Post No. 39 of the 
American Legion
Place of Interment
Groton Union Cemetery
Arrangements by
Paetznick - Garness
Funeral Chapel