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.

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  1. To The Murphy Family,
    It was an honor to care for Jerry. I will miss his smile and the loving way he was with his wife Maryann. Jerry changed alot since he first came to be with us, but he still had that twinkle in his eye. Once again, Thank You for allowing us to care for such a sweet, loving man, and again it was an HONOR I will never forget.

  2. Please accept my condolences. Jerry Murphy came to my high school in the 1960’s and spoke to us. I feel that his actions in Korea stank as one of the most heroic deeds,ever! The cost of freedom is great. I will be forever greatful for what he did for our country. I lost my son-in-law last month in Iraq (sgt. Blake Harris) our family too, does know the cost of freedom. May God bless you all.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a quiet & modest hero. He will be deeply missed by everyone that knew him. If there is anything I can do, please do not hesitate to ask.

    Deanna Kirby

  4. FAMILY OF CAPTAIN JERRY MURPHY
    MAY HE REST IN PEACE AND HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY
    SEIMPER FI
    WILLIAM W HOWARD USMC 1952-1955
    PUEBLO COLO
    LAS CRUCES NEW MEXICO

  5. Maryann…
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God bless and watch over Jerry, you, and your family!
    With all of our love!
    Joe and Joan

  6. Maryann and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. As a nation, we will be eternally grateful for your husband’s service to our country. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you and your family.
    Rose Vest
    Veterans History Project Coordinator
    Colorado State University-Pueblo

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