Ella Roach (1920 - 2014)

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Ella Murphy Roach, 94,
died Friday, June 13, 2014
at Collier Hospice Center
in Wheat Ridge, CO
surrounded by her loving
Ella Murphy Roach was
born June 11, 1920 to John
and Myrtle A. (Black)
Patterson near Womer in
Smith Center, Kansas. She
attended Lone Star rural
school. June 21, 1940, Ella
married Frank Murphy
and they settled in Colby,
Kansas. The Murphy's
owned and operated
Murphy's Café for the next
37 years.
Murphy's Café changed
hands due to health
reasons and Frank and
Ella moved to Denver, CO
to be near family. Frank
passed away March 24,
1978 and Ella chose to
remain in Denver.
Ella was a member of
Holy Family Catholic
Church and St. Peter and
Paul. She was very active
in the restaurant industry
in Denver and retired in
1990. She remarried, however,
is widowed.
Survivors include
her four children, Jack
Raymond Murphy and
his children, Jonna Ray
Cockrell, Stephanie Pugh,
and Shawn Murphy; her
are, Thomas Ray Pugh,
Alexandra, Jackson, and
Brice Cockrell and Kiela
Murphy; her second son,
James Patrick Murphy,
and daughters Sharron
Pizzuto, and Karen
Bainter. Ella's grandchildren
are Lance Sloan
and Raquelle Pratt. Ella's
great-grandchildren are
Xavier and Brittany Sloan
and Lydia and Ariel Pratt.
Ella's surviving sisters
are Alberta Reeves and
Thelma O'Connor both of
Wichita Falls, TX.
Services will be held
at Holy Family Catholic
Church, Thursday, June
19, 2014 at 10am with Reverend
Marty Lally Officiating
with entombment
to follow at the Tower Of
Memories, Olinger Crown
Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
from 6 to 8pm with a
Rosary service beginning
at 7pm at Olinger Crown
Hill Mortuary, 7777 W.
29th Ave., Wheat Ridge,
CO 80033. Following the
funeral service, all are
invited to attend a reception
at Sharron Pizzuto's
residence located at 14891
W. 76th Drive Arvada, CO
Funeral Home
Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery
7777 West 29th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(303) 233-4611
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Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from June 19 to July 18, 2014
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