Murray P. Hubbard, 73, of Green Valley, Ariz., passed away on Feb. 22, 2014, due to complications related to pancreatic cancer. Murray was born on Aug. 29, 1940, in Nevada, Iowa to Lyle and Margaret Hubbard. He was educated in the public schools of Eldora and Hubbard, Iowa. He received a B.A. (English) from The State College of Iowa (now the University of Northern Iowa) and a M.A. (English) from the University of Wyoming. Upon receiving a NDEA Fellowship, he earned a Ph.D. (English Literature) from Kansas State University. He taught in the public schools of Keystone, Seymour, and Creston, Iowa, as well as Iowa State University and at Peru State College in Nebraska. From 1973-1987, he was the publisher and editor of the Rock Valley Bee in Rock Valley, Iowa, and the Sibley Gazette-Tribune, in Sibley, Iowa. He owned and operated Columbine Business Center in Montrose, Colorado, from 1990-1998 before retiring to Green Valley in 1999. Murray was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carolyn (Faust); son Taylor (Mari) Hubbard; daughter Andrea (Tim) Wells; daughter Ellyn (Rhonda Stum) Garcia; and eight grandchildren: Paul and Sarah Hubbard; Edward, Andrew, Jeffrey, and Alison Failor; and Elizabeth and Matthew Garcia. He is also survived by his brother Jim (Maryanna) Hubbard; sister-in-law Roberta (Orville) Wolff; four nieces, their spouses, and children; and one nephew. In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family requests donations be made to Soulistic Hospice, P.O
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Published in Green Valley News & Sun on Feb. 26, 2014