JoAnn Brewer Murphy(1947 - 2013)

JoAnn Brewer Murphy May 27, 1947 - February 22, 2013 JoAnn Brewer Murphy passed away on, February 22, 2013 in Chico, CA; at the age of 64. She was born on May 27, 1947 in Red Bluff, CA to Dwight (deceased) and Hazel Brewer of Los Molinos. She attended Lassen View Elementary, Red Bluff High School and graduated from Los Molinos High School in 1965. JoAnn is survived by husband; David Murphy of Los Molinos, daughter; Ginger Lombardi (husband Jerry), and grandsons; Scott and Brock of Brentwood, CA, son; Joe Zimmerman (wife Hallie) of Pittsburg, CA, and granddaughters; Sabella and Alexandra, mother; Hazel Brewer of Los Molinos, brothers; Steve Brewer of Los Molinos and John Brewer (wife Cindee) of Cottonwood, nieces and nephews; Charlie, Rick and Kendric Brewer of Los Molinos, Jake Brewer (wife Shonte') of Red Bluff, and Marcie Graham (husband Daniel) of Red Bluff, cousins ; Sharon Poole and Connie Wagner of Los Molinos, Darla Scribner of Gerber and many other cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. JoAnn worked as a homemaker, a baker (in Antioch, CA), and as a mill worker and a bus driver in Red Bluff. She enjoyed baking, beachcombing, and spending time with family and friends, and listening to old country music, especially songs by George Jones, Marty Robbins, and Patsy Cline. Some go through life un-noticed. JoAnn was not one of those. She will forever be remembered as a positive "ray of sunshine" who brightened the world of most everyone she met, and who never, ever forgot a birthday or anniversary. A Celebration of her life with Potluck luncheon will be held at the Veteran's Hall in Los Molinos on Saturday, March 2nd at 2:00 p.m. All are invited to attend and break bread with family and friends.

Published in Daily News from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2013