PRESTON, Idaho - Ina Mae Murri, 75, of Fremont, Calif., died July 17, 2010, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in Preston, Idaho. Ina Mae and her partner, Stella Lopez-Armijo, age 76, also of Fremont, who also died from the crash, were in Preston to attend the Verl and Helena Murri Page Family Reunion at Perkins Park in Dayton, Idaho. Ina Mae and Stella came each year to attend the reunion and visit with her other siblings in Utah.
Ina Mae was born Jan. 15, 1935, and raised in Newdale, Idaho, the eighth child of John Henry and Luella Panter Murri, where she spent her life until she graduated from high school. After high school, she was a nanny for a Barlow family in Washington, D.C. She then joined the Air Force, after which she worked for Western Union. She also worked in the Alameda County Public Library and retired from the Alameda County Hospital in the Lending Library for patient services.
Ina Mae married James Sanders on Sept. 2, 1960, in San Gabriel, Calif. They had one son, Eric Sanders. They were married seven years and later divorced.
She is survived by her son Eric, of Honolulu; and by her siblings, Lynford Panter Murri, of Laverkin, Utah; Maurice Alvin Murri, of West Jordan, Utah; Vera Atkinson, of Provo, Utah; Leda Jeffery, of Brigham City, Utah; and Helena Murri Page, of Dayton, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Cyril Jean Murri and John Herbert Murri; and Esther Murri Ehrisman. Her siblings and others with whom she associated in her life knew her as a caring, understanding and compassionate person who reached out to help and give service to all of her associates.
A memorial service will be held Friday, July 23, 2010, at 6 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 East in Preston, Idaho. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com.