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James Murdock (1946 - 2013)

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James Fredrick Murdock

Kanarraville, Ut

James F. Murdock, age 67 returned to our heavenly father, on Dec 3, 2013.

Jim was a beloved Husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Jim was born Oct 16 1946 to Norman (Dick) Murdock and Carol Limb Murdock, in Greenville Utah.

Jim Was raised in Beaver and Milford. Jim Graduated Milford High school in 1964. Jim worked for the railroad, and the National parks service for a while before joining the U S Navy for four years.

While home on leave from the Navy, Jim met the love of his life, Dana Lyn Williams. At the end of his enlistment they were married Jun 27 1970. And later sealed in the Manti LDS temple, in 1975. Jim and Dana went on to have 5 wonderful children together.

Jim provided for his family by being a mechanic. Jim was a very good mechanic and welder. Jim retired

from the Utah DOT shop in 2011.

Jim was known to his children as "Jimmy good guy" and to his grandchildren as "handsome".

Jim had a very personable personalty and loved to joke, and tell stories. Jim was a accomplished rustic wooden flute maker, and player. Jim was often found in his shop making wooden flutes to sell or give to his family and friends as gifts. Jim was a active member in the LDS church, where he held many callings.

Jim was preceded in death by his Father Norman (Dick), Mother Carol, and sister Joan.

He is survived by his loving wife Dana, children Craig (Andrea) Sarah (Russell) Seth (Randi) Jonathan, and Blake. Sisters Renee, Sandra, and Lewelyn.

A viewing will be held 5 to 7 pm at Southern Utah mortuary, in Cedar City on Friday Dec 6.

Services will be held Saturday Dec 7 in the Kanarraville LDS chapel in Kanarraville Utah at 1 pm. Viewing from 11.30 to 12.30. Interment will be held in the Kanarraville cemetery.

The family would like to give a special thanks to nurses Anthea, and Holly, for their services and compassion.

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Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on Dec. 5, 2013