Fama <I>Cannon</I> Murphy

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Fama Cannon Murphy

  • Birth 1 Feb 1931 Adair County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 20 Oct 2007 Hood River County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Hood River, Hood River County, Oregon, USA
  • Memorial ID 22504401

Fama came to the Hood River valley in 1944 by train with her family, she was the seventh of nine children. She recalled many times how beautiful the valley was, that she had come home to paradise.
She worked at the Van Horn fruit packing facility where she met her future husband, James Harold Murphy, and they married in 1950 in Stevenson, Washington. They lived and worked in Tillamook, Oregon until they returned to Hood River in 1955, where they raised their four daughters. Fama was active in PTA, Hood River County Fair judging, and in teaching 4-H sewing. She was an avid gardener and expressed her artistic abilities through many different avenues, such as watercolor, and needle craft.
She enjoyed fishing and camping, and she passionately loved her grandchildren, taking them on many family camping trips. Her employment included preparing taxes for H&R Block, working as a teaching assistant at Hood River Junior High School, and retired as CEO of Jim Murphy Excavating in 1997.
Fama is the daughter of Caud Cannon and Grace Parker Cannon. She is one of nine children, 3 brothers, William "Billy" Gene Cannon, Beauford "Buck" Cannon, and Robert Leon Cannon (1937-1996), and five sisters, Dorothy Cannon Osbourn (1914-1999), Hilda Cannon Wetherell, Fern Cannon Woods, Fran Cannon Hogan (1917- ), and Virginia Lee Cannon Mathis (1928-2002).


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  • Created by: Lori Cannon
  • Added: 28 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22504401
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fama Cannon Murphy (1 Feb 1931–20 Oct 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22504401, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Hood River, Hood River County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Lori Cannon (contributor 46912354) .