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Murphy of Sugar Land, Texas, went home to be with her Father in Heaven on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. "In God's presence, there is pleasure forever." Edna was born January 6, 1917, to Charles and Jettie Mahler in Orchard, Texas. She lived in Houston until moving ten years ago to Greatwood Retirement in Sugar Land, Texas.
Edna graduated from Richmond High School in 1933 and then attended Southwest Texas College in San Marcos. She moved to Houston in 1937 and was employed at Byron Jackson for ten years. For the next 18 years, she worked at Cameron Iron Works in their legal department and then spent 18 years at Gulf-Tex, Inc., before retiring in 1990.
She is survived by two nieces and six nephews: Dru Mahler Warn, Gaye Blunt and husband, Don; Larry Mahler and wife, Norma Jean; Neal Mahler and wife, Sally; Steve Mahler and wife, Angie; Charles Mahler and wife, Paula; Bill Mahler; and Balke "Buddy" Mahler, Jr. She is also survived by many other relatives and close friends.
Besides her parents, Edna was preceded in death by her husband, John Francis Murphy; infant daughter, Elizabeth Talley; and her three brothers and their spouses - Marion Mahler and wife, Leona; Leon Mahler and wife, Patti; and Balke Mahler and wife, Amy.
Edna was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Houston; a member of the Daughters of American Revolution (DAR); a retired member of the Executive Women International (EWI); and a former member of the Junior League of Houston.
A celebration of life service will be held 10 AM Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Garmany & Carden Funeral Chapel, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, Texas 77471, with Dr. John Lockhart of First Baptist Church in Richmond, Texas, officiating. A private family burial service will be at Orchard Cemetery following the service.
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Condolence messages may be written for the Murphy family at www.garmanycarden.com.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Dec. 7, 2012