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James G. Murphy

Aug 23, 1929 - Jun 3, 2012

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Norma and family. Robin just told me of the passing Jim. We are so sorry and had no idea. We would have loved to attend the Rosary and mass but we did not even hear about it until today. You and Jim were great friends of mom and dad and they both had wonderful things to say about you both. I still remember the first auction that I worked at. He was a wonderful, generous and happy man and will be missed.

My deepest condolences to the Murphy family and all their coworkers. The auctioneers auctioneer! One of the greats of the Pacific Northwest! He helped start our family business in 1977, then he helped close it in 2000.
Integrity, trust and honesty was what he was all about. His smile and that wee twinkle in his eye....will stay with me for a long time. God Bless.....

We are very sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed chatting with Jim prior to auctions. He was the epitome of a decent gentleman and an honest business person, qualities that are becoming rare these days. We will miss him.

Sad to hear of your passing Jim Thank You so much for all those auctions you will be missed and seeing your Rav4 parked on the corner of the property on the main auctions. And to go way back when you started the business and I worked for the other James Murphy in Kenmore the Furniture guy. Gods Peace Jim.

In my mind, Jim was the definition of gentleman in every way. Fair, friendly and always the consumate auctioneer, he made everyone feel welcome at the sales he conducted.

I'll miss seeing you at future JGM auctions but I will forever remember you. God bless you and your family.

Very sorry for your loss. Jim was a very pleasant, polite and helpful person, he will be missed by all those the had the privilege to meet him.

A great loss. Always a great fair and auction. Thank You, Thank You!

sorry for your lose


James's Obituary

Jim Murphy was born in Seattle on August 23, 1929. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side on June 3, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Norma, his 4 children, Lorrie Schlanser, Tim (Laurie) Murphy, Julie (Bob) Rice, Jay Murphy, 6 grandchildren, Colin, Caitlin, Ted,...

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