David Dean Murray

Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA
Death 15 Sep 2014 (aged 79)
California, USA
Burial Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID 138120757 · View Source
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Dave was born to Dean and Martha (Arnold) Murray in Trinidad, Colorado during one of the Great Dust Bowl storms of the 1930s. As a young man he excelled in numerous sports but mountaineering was his diversion of choice.

Dave met his wife Carol while attending Colorado State College in Greeley; they were married on July 18, 1956. Dave completed his B.A. in Secondary Education at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado in 1962 and M.A. in Guidance and Counseling in 1963. Dave moved his growing family to El Centro in the summer of 1963, and taught math at Central Union High School for 27 years, teaching concurrently at the Imperial Valley campus of San Diego State University for 14 years.

Dave retired from teaching in 1990; he and Carol moved to San Diego in 1994. In Dave's retirement he enjoyed cruises to Hawaii and Europe and attending local concerts and art festivals with Carol and their friends. Dave rooted for the Chargers with his sons and grandson, enjoying time with family and friends for many years until ill health rendered him housebound.

Dave is survived by his wife Carol; by his children and their spouses: Richard and Katy Murray, Dianna and Dave Lubeck, David and Susan Murray, and Dedra and Craig O'Connor; by his grandchildren and their spouses: Paul Murray and Anita Crompton, Joanna and Ben Ross, Susie Murray, Benn Lubeck, Rebecca Lubeck, Sharon Murray, Candice Murray, Jack O'Connor, and Katherine O'Connor; and by his great-grandson Elijah Ross. Dave and Carol's infant daughter, Deborah Jane Murray, died in 1961.

The Murray family invites faculty, students, and friends who knew Dave to attend his Memorial Service on Saturday, September 27th at 10:30 a.m. at Mira Mesa Presbyterian Church, 8081 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126. For further inquiry you may also email his son Rich Murray at 4rich2@gmail.com.

Published in Imperial Valley Press Online
on Sept. 26, 2014

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 138120757
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