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 Ethel Na-Deane “Luurtsema” <I>Murray</I> Lurtsema

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Ethel Na-Deane “Luurtsema” Murray Lurtsema

  • Birth 25 Nov 1914 Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 2001
  • Burial Anderson, Shasta County, California, USA
  • Plot Block 9-10
  • Memorial ID 68497048

Ethel Na-Deane Murray was born November 25th, 1914, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Ora Wesley Murray (1881-1964), and wife, Sarah Belle Holland (1887-1942). They had a Scottish heritage.

Na-Deane married Harold Ernest Lurtsema who preceded her in death, and was of Dutch heritage, they had three children, Hollie Lurtsema, Harold Dean Lurtsema, and Marilyn Lurtsema, who survive. She had one brother named Holland Hollie Murray.

Na-Dean and Harold owed a gas station in Southern California and then bought 3 acres of land in Sunland/Tujunga, California. They rented apartments and trailer spaces until they sold the property and started traveling the United States and South America.

They spent their final years living near their son, Hollie and daughter, Marilyn in Northern California. They were grandparents to 10 grandchildren including but not limited to Mark Harold Lurtsema, Daniel Gene Lurtsema and Jeannie Louise Lurtsema (Carter), and had many great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchilddren all of which survive.

Harold and NaDeane are buried in Anderson, California and their gravestone reads, "Together Forever", and that is exactly how they lived their life. Always together.

Na-Deane was a strong woman who will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.

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  • Maintained by: Jean Weaver
  • Originally Created by: Kathy O
  • Added: 17 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68497048
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ethel Na-Deane “Luurtsema” Murray Lurtsema (25 Nov 1914–2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68497048, citing Anderson District Cemetery, Anderson, Shasta County, California, USA ; Maintained by Jean Weaver (contributor 47749212) .