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Charles Murrell (1934 - 2013)

  • "Dear Phyllis. I am so sorry for your loss I just got back..."
    - Sandra Wiles Carroll

Charles Murrell
November 2, 1934-November 15, 2013
Charles Murrell, 79, was born in Detroit, Mich., to Jerry and Mildred Wiles Murrell.
He joined the United States Marines and fought in the Korean War from Nov. 2, 1952, to Nov. 2, 1954, where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He also received the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean PFC Medal.
After the war, he worked for Ford Motor Company in Michigan as a millwright for 31 years.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of 31 years; his sister Jean Mort, of Florida; his son Chris Murrell, of California; and his daughter Beatrice Murrell, of Michigan. He leaves behind two step-daughters Debra Brewster and Cathy Lapointe, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend John Cowart officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the in Charles' memory.
To sign the online register book, please visit
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Nov. 20 to Dec. 19, 2013
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