Cindy Murphy

Cindy Murphy Cindy Murphy was born in Whittier, CA on August 22, 1958 and entered peacefully into her new life with Christ on November 21, 2012 after a courageous three year battle with cancer. Cindy was born to Bob and Pat Hess and was the fourth of six daughters. When Cindy was in high school, her father was transferred to Tulsa, Oklahoma. While attending Tulsa Mason High School she met the love of her life, Rob Murphy. They later wed on November 21, 1981 which marked the beginning of a 31 year adventure that included living on three continents and traveling to 27 countries. These years were filled with innumerable happy memories including family camping trips and enjoying a glass of wine with family and friends. These memories will be forever cherished by her daughters Kaitlin, Melissa, and Tricia, who aspire to be a fraction of the woman she was. Cindy went through life with a quiet contentment. She was truly a selfless person and even as her health continued to deteriorate, she was concerned about the welfare of others. The only things that truly mattered to her were faith, family, and friends. She was an admirable woman of faith and love, whose smile, humor, and gentle spirit will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to know her. She shared countless "Mom" hugs with campers of Colvig Silver Camps and students of St. Louis Catholic School. She truly loved the students she taught and that love was reciprocal. The echoes of "Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Murphy" will continue to resonate in the halls of St. Louis. She will be remembered especially for her love of children and teaching, with her only regret being that she was unable to teach longer. "My days come and go swifter than the click of knitting needles, and then the yarn runs out - an unfinished life!" (Job 7:6). While Cindy's survivors feel her life was unfinished, the legacy she leaves behind suggests a life lived 1,000 times over. The Murphy family is forever grateful to Dr. Jerry Fain, Dr. Tim Dziuk, and the entire Texas Oncology team. Our love and appreciation extends to all who have cared for Cindy and our family throughout this hardship. The memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Road in Austin, Texas. In lieu of flowers, Cindy asked that any donations be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). Online donations can be made at

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Nov. 26, 2012