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William Edsel "Ed" Murphy 3/12/1923~6/4/2010 William Edsel (Ed) Murphy, age 87, passed away peacefully June 4 at Legacy House. Ed was born in Ephraim, Utah to Ernest and Bertha Musig Murphy. His mother passed away when he was 9-months old and he was raised by his Uncle Albert and Aunt Pearl Musig Edwards in the Uintah Basin. Ed graduated from Utah State University and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and the Korean War, including one year at the Pentagon. He was an accountant for J.C. Penney for 31 years. Ed married Ruth Gilbert on June 25, 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple. His family lived in Rose Park before moving to Bountiful in 1965. He enjoyed playing raquetball, golf, traveling and keeping a well-groomed yard. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth Gilbert Murphy; children, Norman (Barbara), Lynn (Margaret), LeAnn (Scott) Davis, Carol (Steve) Osborne, Paul (Jenna) Murphy; and sister, Elva Dale Wogec. Ed has 25 grandchildren and 23 great-grand children. Preceded in death by grandchildren, Rachael Murphy and Wesley Osborne; sisters, Lylas Chambers, Carrie Anderson and June Nichols; and cousin and lifelong friend, Charles Edwards. Ed had dementia in his later years but he remained a kind and gentle person. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 8 at the Mueller Park 1st Ward, 1825 S. 850 E., Bountiful. A viewing will be held 6-8 p.m., Monday, June 7 at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 N. Main, Bountiful. Internment will be at the Bountiful City Cemetery. Please leave memories at

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on June 6, 2010
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