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Information for John R. Murphy
5 February, 1902 17 January, 1987
The Idaho Press-Tribune
January, 1987

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John Murphy
    Services for John R. Murphy, 84, of Nampa, and formerly of Caldwell, who died Saturday, Jan. 17, in a Caldwell nursing home, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.
    The Rev. Merle J. Fisher, S.M., of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa, will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
    Mr. Murphy, a retired farmer, was born Feb. 5, 1902, in Saline County, Mo., to John and Nancy Lee Murphy.  He was reared and educated there.
    He went to Nebraska, where he worked on the railroad and farmed for a time.  He returned to Missouri to farm.
    He married Betty Fitzgerald June 22, 1923, in Marshall, Mo.  They moved to Idaho in 1944 and farmed in the Lone Star community west of Nampa.  They moved to Caldwell in 1977.
    Mrs. Murphy died June 23, 1980.
    He moved to the Heritage Retirement Center, Nampa, in March 1986.
    He was a member of the Catholic church in both Caldwell and Nampa.
    He is survived by nieces and nephews Lloyd and Betty Jo Murphy of Caldwell, Dale and Marjorie Murphy of Nampa, George and Virginia Medek of Boise, Judy Medek of Nampa and Richard and Betty Bishop of Hawthorne, Nev.; a sister-in-law, Cecilia Medek of Nampa; and several nieces and nephews in Missouri.
    He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
    Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa; to a favorite charity; or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call Tuesday and Wednesday at the Nampa Flahiff chapel.

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