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Donald Murphy, 88, beloved husband and father, was called to his eternal resting place on January 20, 2018. He entered this world on March 31, 1929 in Huntley, NE, born to

Clarence and Ethel Murphy. He married Joan Hollenbeck November 1950, and of that union were born five children. Don served in the Air Force from 1951 - 1955. While serving one year in Suwon, South Korea he felt the call to the ministry. Don was a United Methodist pastor for 30 years, serving in both Texas and New Mexico. In Texas he served Ft. Davis, Lone Oak, Prosper, Van Horn and Sierra Blanca. In New Mexico he served as Campus Minister at NMSU and Hatch; Asbury, Clayton, Peralta, Gallup and Clovis. He retired from the ministry in 1987.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Kathleen; children, Donna Jo Philips (Garry) of Albuquerque,

David Murphy (Sarah) of OK, Lorelei Patton of Albuquerque, Douglas Murphy (Patricia) of CA, Pamela Leydig (Mike) of Albuquerque, Dr.

Dana Murphy of Canada and Darrin Murphy (Carmen) of Albuquerque.

Viewing will be held Friday, January 26, 2018, 5:00 p.m. â€" 7:00 p.m. at FRENCH â€" Lomas. A

memorial service will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 315 Coal Ave SE. Please

visit our online guestbook for Donald at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 26, 2018
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