Donald Gary Murche

Portland, Oregon


Portland, Oregon


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Donald GaryMurcheFeb. 22,1931 - May 25, 2020 Donald Gary Murche, was born in Olynpia Wash., Feb. 22, 1931, and passed peacefully May 25, 2020 at his home in Portland, Ore. Don served in the 187th Army Airborne during the Korean conflict. He attended University of Washington on the G.I. Bill,...

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Don was an amazing uncle to so many. I remember his funny jokes, warm smile, and amazing heart! He brought so much love to our family gatherings! He lived a full life where he spread love and kindness. I am going to miss you Don, but I know you are at peace in Gods Glory.

I just want to remembered the time that he drove me home from the ocean trip. I didn't speak any English. I was scared, he probably tried to say something like we will get home safely or something to comforting me. Love you and Susan for taking care of me when I first arrived in the U.S.A. PS. Please say hi to my parent chue kao lao& song cha, brother cho lao, sisters Ying and Pan dao for me if you seen them.

It was a joy to get to know you over these last years. We loved the twinkle in your eye and your enthusiasm for life. May you rest in peace, Don!
Ned and Pam Moser

Jennifer: I loved it every time Don would come into the office with you or to see you. He was such a tease and brought laughter and happiness wherever he went. I miss you both ❤

A wonderfully talented wood carver and a very funny guy. We miss him.
He and my sister shared many good years.

A dear friend and neighbor for so many years on Westwood. Always willing to lend a hand or listen. Many joint celebrations with our families. Don leaves a real void. A true gentleman.
Kind thoughts and prayers to the family.

David, Mary Kay and Elizabeth, I have fond memories of the road trip to San Francisco with your family for the Bless Man pageant way back in the 70s. Your dad and mom set such a nice tone for your family, it was a delight to be with you all. Even before that, I remember watching "Rich Man, Poor Man," the first ever TV mini-series, at your home, when I'd first gotten acquainted with your folks through the nuclear safeguards campaign. Just watching your family interact, I thought...

We first met Don & Sue soon after moving to Portland in 1961 - and that friendship and our young families grew well over the years. There are many warm memories of time spent with them and, later, with Don and Jennifer too. Rest in peace Don - yours was a life well-lived.
Ann Kracke & family

We knew Don and Susan in the early 1970's during our Creative Initiative Foundation days. Days and evenings spent in helping to make a better world.