Roy Ernest Murphy, 89, of Manzanola, Colo. passed away on Jun 20, 2010. He was employed by Pueblo Army Depot from 1948-1975, as Chief of Inventory and Management Division. He was recognized many times for his work in Washington, D. C., Korea, France, Germany, Italy and Viet Nam. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and all his friends at Hermit Lakes, and around his hometown of Manzanola. Preceded in death by his father, John Murphy; mother, Nettie Murphy Garrett; wife, Ruth (Coats) Murphy; and brother and sister-in-law, John and Esther Murphy. Survived by sister, Edna Ola (Carroll) Morton; brother, Jackie (Shirley) Garrett of New Mexico; many nieces, nephews and close friends. Viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2010, at the funeral home. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team and interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grounds Committee at Hermit Lakes through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I have often told people that Murphy, as he was called, was the best boss I ever had. I was his secretary from 1968 through 1971. My fondest memory of him was his having a wonderful time at my wedding.

  2. Roy was our neighbor and friend at Hermit Lakes. It has been a pleasure and privilege to be counted among his friends. Roy will be greatly missed.

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