January 14, 1930 ~ April 6, 2007
Capt. Raymond G. 'Jerry' Murphy, U.S. Marine Corps Ret., 77, passed away on Good Friday, April 6, 2007, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his wife, Mary Ann Murphy of the family home in Albuquerque, N.M.; children, John (Sara) Murphy of New York, Eleanor Murphy (Peter Cresci) of Massachusetts, Michael (Gina) Sandoval of Tucson, Ariz. and Tim (Norma) Murphy of Albuquerque, N.M.; grandchildren, Christopher, Erin and Jane Murphy, Sydney and Stephanie Sandoval, Damien Chavez, Ray and Michael Murphy. Jerry was born January 14, 1930, in Pueblo, where he primarily grew up. He attended both St. Lewis College in Durango and Adams State in Alamosa. Jerry was a recipient of the Medal of Honor which was presented to him in 1953 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in recognition of Jerry's heroic efforts during the Korean Conflict as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. He will lie in state from noon to 5 p.m. Monday in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2007, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand, with the Reverend Mr. Richard Oreskey-Deacon officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com ********************************** Concluding services in New Mexico: Visitation, from 5 until 7 p.m. at French Mortuary, Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW, in Albuquerque, NM. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2007, at French Mortuary, Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW, in Albuquerque, NM. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2007, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 12500 Carmel NE, in Albuquerque, NM. Full military honors and interment will follow the funeral Mass, at Santa Fe National Cemetery, in Santa Fe, NM.