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A graveside service for Cecilia Murphy, 80 of Chico will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at the Pine Creek Cemetery. Cecilia passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 in Chico. She was born July 23, 1928 in Yerington, Nevada .

She is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Clinton L. Murphy. He passed away in April of 2002. Cecilia was involved in the and the P.T.A. since the 1960's. She enjoyed participating in scouting with her children. In her prime, she was an avid outdoors woman who loved hunting and camping with family and friends. Upon returning to Chico after her retirement from the South San Francisco Unified School District in 1993, she has spent much of her time as an advocate and supporter for Nord Country School.

She is survived by two sons, Rollie W. Murphy and Patrick L. Murphy and a daughter, Clarice L. Rhodehouse; a son-in-law, Mark R. Rhodehouse; two grandchildren, Kaylee C. Rhodehouse and Luke M. Rhodehouse; a sister, A.A. "Ginger" Owings and a brother, William McKay.

Viewing will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, October 6, 2008 in the chapel of Brusie Funeral Home, 626 Broadway. Charitable donations can be made to the in care of Bidwell Chapel. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.bidwellchapel.com.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Oct. 3, 2008
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