Mary Lou Murray

HAVRE Mary Lou Murray, 68, died of natural causes Sunday, Jan. 20, at a care center.

Her vigil service is 8 p.m. Friday at the Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Jude Catholic Church, with burial to follow in the Highland Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at Fifth Avenue Christian Church. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home handled arrangements.

While surrounded by her family, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, Mary Lou Danell Murray was called home by the Lord to join Him and her heavenly family: her husband Tim Murray, her son Jim Murray, her grandson Jaden Griggs, her parents Tom and Eleanor Danell, her nephew Tim Russell and other family.

Memorial contributions in Mary Lou's honor may be made to a .

Mary Lou was born in Havre, at Sacred Heart Hospital to Tom and Eleanor Danell on April 23, 1944. Mary Lou attended St. Jude's school and graduated from Havre High School in 1962. She graduated from NMC with a degree as a medical secretary. She worked for the Havre Clinic for several years. Later, she worked as a steno clerk for Burlington Northern, retiring in 1998.

Mary Lou was blessed with her darling daughter Mariah in 1963. In 1972, she married Tim Murray. In 1973, two more joys of her life, Jack and Jim, were born.

Mary Lou enjoyed farming on Facebook.

Mary Lou leaves behind her daughter, Mariah (Bill) Rathbun of Hingham; her son, Jack (Tammy) Murray of Havre; her grandson, Reid Danell; and her granddaughter, Mallory Murray. Her brother, Richard (Joanne) Danell of Coon Rapids, Minn.; her sister, Tomi Jo (Robert) Orcutt of Augusta; as well as cousins, nieces, nephews and a very faithful friend Jackie Mayer, also survive.

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on Jan. 22, 2013