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Eileen DeWitt Murphy


1916 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Eileen DeWitt Murphy Obituary
July 19, 1916 - June 8, 2016 Eileen DeWitt Murphy and her twin were born in Havelock, Nebraska on July 19, 1916. She died on June 8, 2016 in San Marcos, CA. She attended UCLA, married Bill Murphy, and raised 3 daughters in Glendale, where Bill was Principal of Hoover High School. When the Murphy's moved to Huntington Beach, Eileen went back to college and earned her BA in History at the age of 75. As a founding member of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust, she helped save one of the last remaining wetlands in Southern CA. Eileen is survived by her 3 daughters, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private mass and burial will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Eileen's name will be appreciated for her favorite place: Bolsa Chica Land Trust, 5200 Warner Ave. #108, Huntington Beach, CA 92649 or http://bclandtrust.org
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 19 to June 21, 2016
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