Elissa Ann Murphy
October 31, 1949 ~ January 26, 2013
MARINA - Elissa Ann Murphy was born October 31, 1949 and passed on January 26, 2013. She was predeceased by her mother, Elizabeth Ann Murphy and her father, James Wilson Murphy. Lissa was a person who was full of life and adventure. She was a great conversationalist, and an accomplished writer and musician. She also excelled in fine arts using acrylics, oils and silver point pens for Êportraitures. Lissa excelled academically and originally entered the University of Wisconsin, Madison with her sights set on a Pre-Med Degree with the desire to go into Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with Dual BAs in Comparative Literature and Art History.
She worked as a Medical Technician and Administrator in Wisconsin, then transferred to UCSF in California, where she flourished.
Always a lover of animals, she had several cats whom she loved like children. Lissa had many friends whom she loved and cared deeply for and she will be fondly remembered and missed by her family and friends.
A nondenominational gathering in Lissa's honor will be held Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Meet at Houghton Roberts Beach: left at Monterey Beach Hotel off Highway 1 and Canyon Del Rey.
Published in The Monterey Herald on Mar. 22, 2013