MICHAEL KEVIN MURPHY Michael Kevin Murphy passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 of pancreatic cancer at home. Mike was born May 23, 1958 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Kevin J. "Mike" and Marion E. Murphy who both preceded him in death. Mike moved to Chico with his parents in 1974 and lived in Chico ever since. In 1979 he started a career in the Funeral Industry as a licensed Embalmer and later becoming a Licensed Funeral Director and manager. Mike is survived by his wife of over 27 years Karen Murphy of Chico; his son Patrick Michael Murphy and his daughter Meghan Marion Murphy both of Chico; 4 sisters Mary Toth (Alex) of Torrance, CA, Margaret Murphy of Studio City, CA, Brigid Murphy of Torrance, CA and Sharon Naman (Paul) of Boise, ID; brother Joseph Murphy (Madelon) of Woodacre, CA; father in law and mother in law Raymond and Florence Tanis of Shingle Springs, brother in law who preceded him in death Robert Tanis (Beth) of Cameron Park, sister in law Cheryl Beebe (John) of Sacramento. Mike is also survived by many nephews and nieces. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday, May 17, 2013 followed by services on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm, both viewing and services will be held at Newton-Bracewell Funeral Home with entombment to follow at Chico Memorial Mausoleum, 680 Camellia Way, Chico, CA In lieu of donations the family has asked that if you wish that you do a random act of kindness for someone in Mike's memory. You may share your memories online at NewtonBracewell.com
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Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on May 15, 2013
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