Marian Jane Murrell
1941 - 2020
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Marian Jane Murrell
Marian Jane Murrell, 79, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister passed away on January 18th, 2020 peacefully in her home, after a hard fought, two year battle with cancer.
Marian was born on January 5th, 1941 in Prairie City, Oregon and spent her childhood moving around the Pacific Northwest with her family, as her father was in the road construction business. She attended college at Eastern Oregon College in La Grande, where she met her soulmate, best friend, and husband Richard Murrell. They were married on March 19th, 1960 and in their 54 years of marriage spent no more than two weeks away from one another. They completed their family with two sons, many dogs, and more than a few good fishing stories. Marian was an educator, involved with the Boise School District for over 40 years. She loved spending her summers in the mountains, reading, crocheting and baking.
She is proceeded in death by her husband Richard and son Wayne and is survived by son, Gregory Keith Murrell, granddaughter, Leah (Eric) Rose, two great granddaughters, and her two brothers.
Marian was laid in her final resting place with Richard at the Idaho State Veteran's Cemetery.
We will miss her quick wit, permanent smile, and her many delicious sweet treats she blessed us with over the years.
"The Kitchen Is Now Closed"

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Published in Idaho Statesman on Feb. 12, 2020.
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February 16, 2020
It was a sad day when Marian passed away. But we were so glad to have been able to spend time with Marian her last two years, visiting with her and hearing many funny and interesting stories of her life and that of her family. It was also enjoyable walking with Marian through her neighborhood and sampling her many delicious cookies and breads she was making for her annual holiday bazaar.
Helping Marian pick and make grape juice from all her grapes will always be a special memory of that last year.
There are more memories of years past that we'll always remember: Marian's quick wit and hilarious stories along with her love of camping with her husband and friends, her many dogs and the delicious holiday dinners we enjoyed with her family.
Marian was a very generous woman giving away many of her handmade items to others including us. She was also generous in the time and help she gave to others in her neighborhood and community.
We were so impressed with Marian's son, Greg,being so attentive to his mother during all her cancer therapy sessions as well as at the end.Our hearts and prayers go out to Greg and his family and also her friend, Mary Loomis, who cared for Marian 24/7 those last few weeks.
In loving memory of our sister and sister-in-law,
Mike and Sandy Mitchell
February 13, 2020
Dear Greg, I knew your Mom when I worked at Boise High School. She worked in the library and I worked in the business office. She was a lovely lady and a hard worker. I am very sorry for your loss.
ruth reed
February 12, 2020
I am so sorry Greg! Marian was a great friend and neighbor and I am so grateful I got to talk with her before she passed. We shared many laughs together. We both enjoyed the summer spent in the pool, it was hard to get us out. Richard would come over and say it is time to make dinner so you better come home. They both are missed by me. You were a wonderful son Greg and she knew it. Peace be with you!
Donna Breen
February 12, 2020
Dear Greg, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's passing .She was such a wonderful person. My mother, Jackie Jo was one of her best friends. I bet you right now Marion, Jackie Jo, and Mary Jane are enjoy a great reunion.
My you find comfort in your memories.

Jamie Fretwell Weinert
February 11, 2020
Mom, I look for you everyday whether I am coming or going, but you aren't there. The world is just not the same without you in it.
Greg Murrell
February 11, 2020
Mom, I look for you each day whether I am coming or going. You aren't there. The world just isn't the same without you.
February 11, 2020
Give Dexter and Mr. M a hug and go catch your limit
Scott Ridder
February 9, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 9, 2020
My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods promise to return our loved ones who passed away in death . 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13 & 14 .
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