Betty Louise (Nidey) Murray
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Betty Louise (Nidey) Murray returned home to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at the age of 85, at the home of her daughter in Stansbury Park, Utah. Betty was born April 11, 1928 to Russell and Chloe (Ingle) Nidey in Crawford County, Ill. Betty married the love of her life, George Andrew Murray, on January 9, 1945 in Robinson, Ill. After the war, George and Betty moved to Evansville, Ind., for George's work on the L & N Railroad. Together they had four children, David (Vera) Murray, of Lorton, Va., Lou Ellen Happe, of New Harmony, Ind., Thomas (Elizabeth) Murray, of Evansville, Ind., and Debra (Brian) Headden, of Stansbury Park, Utah. Their posterity has grown to include 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
After the children were grown, Betty and George accepted a position with the United Transportation Union. So Betty and George set off on a new adventure moving first to Fullerton, Calif., then to Tacoma, Wash., and finally back to Evansville where they retired. Betty's life was all about being a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend at which she excelled. She was accomplished at many things including being a chef, peacemaker, counselor, nurse, and taxi driver.
George and Betty (or "Honey" as he always called her) loved to do everything together. They both loved to be with family and friends, square dance and travel. They were both loving and kind to everyone they came in contact with and developed many close friendships throughout their lives. Their home and hearts were always open to everyone they knew.
Betty nursed her sweetheart for seven years until he passed away. Betty moved to live with her daughter Debbie and her family in Stansbury Park, Utah shortly after George's death. Betty fought a courageous battle with breast cancer and won, and finally passed away after suffering two strokes. The family is grateful she passed away peacefully, and is now with her eternal companion, George.
Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George Murray; her parents, Russell and Chloe Nidey; her two brothers, Richard and Randall Nidey; a sister, June Maxwell; a granddaughter, Monica Murray; a grandson-in-law, Olin Davis; two great-grandchildren, April Wright and Michael Headden; one great-great-grandson, Dimitri Fisher; brothers-in law, James Maxwell, Walt Weaver, and William Murray; sisters-in-law, Charlene Nidey, Geneva Nidey, Dorothy Nidey, Ruth Weaver and Marjorie Murray .
A viewing will be held for Betty on Friday, September 20, 2013, from 5 to 8p.m. at Browning Funeral Home, 738 East Diamond Avenue, Evansville, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, individuals may donate to the
Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com.
Browning Funeral Home
738 Diamond Ave.
Evansville, IN 47711
Published in Courier Press on Sept. 19, 2013