JAMES TERRY MURPHY 12-28-1950 ~ 11-24-2013 Jim was born on December 28, 1950 in Exeter, CA. He went to be with the Lord on November 24, 2013. He came to the Corning area with his parents and brother in 1956. He grew up in the Corning & Richfield area. His favorite hobbies were fishing and hunting and he spent many hours in the Paskenta and surrounding mountains. Jim graduated from Corning High School in 1969. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1970. He married Linda Vanella in 1971. Their first daughter was born in 1973. He was discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1974, and he and family came back to Corning. They had two more children, another daughter and a son. Jim went back to school and graduated with a B.A. in Recreation Administration. He worked for the City of Corning until his position was dissolved, he then worked in the Olive industry for many years. He also work for McCoy and Hatfields hardware stores. He raised sheep and worked with the 4-H kids. Jim is survived by his mother, Alice Park of Corning, his grandfather, Gilbert Gray of Anderson, CA, brother Gary Murphy (Susan) of Colorado, brother Randy Murphy of Corning, CA, sister Debi Frost (Jim) of Yuba City, CA, daughter Melissa Ray (Don) of Cottonwood, CA, daughter Monica Harrigan (Kevin) of Willows, CA, son Mitchell Murphy (Sonya) of Alturas, CA. He has five grandchildren, Derek, Darren, Hayden, Kendall and McKenna. Uncle Bob Thayer and "Gayle", and Aunti Em of Corning, and Uncle Roy Thayer of WA, many cousins and three special people, Olivia, Logan & Landon. Memorial services will be held, December 7 at 11:00 am at the New Life Asssembly Church, 660 Solano St., Corning, CA.
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Published in Daily News on Dec. 4, 2013