Eugene "Gene" Murphy

  • "Miss you, Dad!"
    - Molly Friess
  • "Oh, Marilyn, we all just learned of Gene's passing tonight...."
    - Pam Durall
  • "Dear Marilyn and Family, I was so sorry to learn of Gene's..."
    - Elaine Andrews
  • "Marilyn and family, you were missed in the neighborhood and..."
    - Audrey Lee
  • "My utmost sincere condolences to you and your family,..."
    - Kelley Hosking Billings

Eugene Patrick Murphy was born on February 5, 1935 to Daniel and Dorothy (Toner) Murphy in Sioux City, Iowa. He lived in Nebraska until fourth grade when his family moved to Eugene, Oregon. In Eugene he went to St. Francis School and then on to the University of Oregon where he completed four years in business administration. In 1958, while visiting his family in Spokane, Washington, he met Marilyn Jo Macnab. They had a 6 week courtship and married in November of 1958. His children, Daniel John Murphy of Lake Oswego and Molly Ann Murphy Friess of Anchorage, Alaska, were born in 1959 and 1961. He has two wonderful granddaughters, Emily Murphy of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Claire Murphy of Lake Oswego as well as his sister, Diann Murphy Appleton.

Gene had a wit that will long be remembered and his ability to tell jokes very few could top. He practiced law in Alaska and was a Criminal Prosecutor for many years. He retired to Sunriver in 2000 and died on August 6, 2013 of an infection. The funeral will be on August 24, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church in Sunriver.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2013