April 1, 1936 ~ October 28, 2009

Born in: Columbus, NE,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

William B. 'Murph' Murphy, 73, passed away October 28, 2009, in Pueblo. Born April 1, 1936, in Columbus, Neb. to Joseph and Florence Murphy. William was preceded in death by his loving wife, Janet K. Murphy; brothers, Frank Murphy of Columbus, Neb. and Paul Murphy of Watertown, S.D.; and infant sister, Pauline. Survived by his children, Michael Murphy, Joseph Murphy, Stephanie Murphy and Angela (Russ) Ellis; four grandchildren, Heather, Nicole, Brian and Matthew Ellis all of Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Maryo 'Babe' Murphy of Columbus, Neb. and Helen Murphy of Watertown, S.D. along with several nieces and nephews in Nebraska, Arizona, and South Dakota. Most loving husband, dad, brother, 'Papa,' uncle and friend. His amazing personality, unforgettable sense of humor, 'murphisms,' and huge heart will be sorely missed by so many. He served in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Elks, Eagles, VFW, and American Legion. As per his request, there will only be a private service. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. It was an honor working with Bill as a rookie at the Comanche Station. He helped everyone who wanted it and was considered one of the very best.

  2. Murph was a great man. He was funny and very intelligent. He will be greatly missed at the American Legion. I always enjoyed when I got to talk with Murph. My condolences.

  3. I was able to see Uncle Bill and Mike at my father’s funeral and was thankful for the time that I could spend talking with Bill. I have several photos of myself and Bill when I was tiny. I even remember when he and Jan first started dating because they were always so loving to each other. I am sorry that you had to lose both of them so close in time. I am sure you will lean on each other for support, but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Colleen D. Ewert (Murphy)

  4. Mike, Joe, Angie, And Steph, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your dad that well, but I do know he was a good man. He will be missed. You take care of one another. Always, Vickie

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