|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1915|
North Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 20, 2010|
CLIFFORD EUGENE MURPHY
July 27, 1915 ~ August 20, 2010
Clifford E. Murphy, 95 years old, passed away on August 20, 2010 in Vancouver, Washington. He was born on July 27, 1915 to Francis and Mable Murphy in Jamestown and raised in Mandan, North Dakota.
Clifford began working after school, at the age of 12 years old for 10 cents per hour at the local creamery's testing room. He mentioned many times how much he enjoyed all that ice cream he ate, for free!
In 1933 he, along with his parents, moved to a farm in the Glen Wood area North East of Vancouver, Washington. He finished his last year of high school at Vancouver High School in 1936.
He met Irene Ward, from the Dollars Corner area and they were married in 1941, at Brush Prairie, Washington.
During his adult life he worked at Moore Dry Kiln in Portland, Oregon as their machine shop foreman, Vancouver's Kaiser Shipyard machine shop, Alcoa's machine shop as foreman, was part owner of Wards General Merchandise at Dollars Corner in Ridgefield, Washington and Murphy & Son Building. Cliff retired in 1981 from Clark College in Vancouver, Washington as Maintenance Supervisor.
He was Past Master of the Silver Star Masonic Lodge, life member of The Order of Amaranth, Battle Ground Kiwiais and other organizations.
Cliff is survived by his wife, Irene (Ward) Murphy, of 69 years; also by son, Dennis (Joyce) of Vancouver, Washington; daughter, LaNita (Walt) Belinskey of Battle Ground, Washington; and son, Randy (Kathryn) also of Vancouver, Washington; grandchildren, Denise (Pat) Boyle, Michelle (Mark) Gable, David Murphy, Melissa Murphy, Debra (Nate) Moore, Sarah (Ryan) Fergason, Rochelle (Matt) LaVatta, Shanna (Justin) Wilson; and great-grandchildren, Erin and Meghan Boyle, Noah Gable, Nina and Chloe Oleta, Devan Moore, Ashton and Avery Fergason and Victoria LaVatta.
His son Rodney, grandson Aron Pankowski, as well as three brothers and two sisters preceded Clifford in death.
Funeral service were held Friday, August 27, 2010, at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel in Vancouver, Washington.
Information from The Columbian, Vancouver, Washington. 24 August 2010
Francis W Murphy (1890 - 1961)
Rodney Eugene Murphy (1944 - 1969)*
James Henry Murphy (1912 - 1998)*
Luella M. Murphy Doran (1913 - 2006)*
Clifford Eugene Murphy (1915 - 2010)
Raymond Francis Murphy (1916 - 1986)*
Virginia R. Murphy Lang (1918 - 2006)*
Glenwood W. Murphy (1922 - 1992)*
Evergreen Memorial Gardens
Maintained by: Evelyn Brett-Bishop
Originally Created by: Kay and Duane Douglass
Record added: Aug 24, 2010
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