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Dawn Marie (Carroll) Murphy Obituary
DAWN MARIE MURPHY (CARROLL), 46 On December 5, 2016 at 7:29 AM, Dawn Marie was whisked away by Angels to be with God. She was the devoted wife of Michael Murphy, Jr. of over 15 years, and a loving mother to five wonderful children ages 8 to 25. Born and raised in Orange County, CA, Dawn was the daughter of Evan Carroll and DelRae Hudson. Dawn graduated in 1988 from Valley High School where she was a cheerleader. She was also recognized for her stellar acting and artistic abilities, winning multiple awards, and earning a scholarship to the Institute of Art. Dawn attended OCC, choosing a different path, and worked as a Pharmacy Technician for Longs/CVS for over 16 years. Last year, they had moved from Tarzana to Hemet, to be closer to family. Dawn enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, baking, playing slots at the local Casino, spending long days at the beach with her kids, singing, dancing, drawing, writing poetry and socializing on Facebook. She was also a mentor for those struggling with addictions, holding over 17 years of sobriety. Dawn was known for her beautiful smile, larger than life personality and kind heart. She was especially known for her affectious spirit hugging and kissing all those in her path. Dawn is survived by her husband Michael; her five children Charleen (8), Marcus (10), Malachi (14), Seth (20) and Samantha (25). She also leaves behind her parents Evan and DelRae; stepdad Mike; grandmother Charleen (89); grandmother Geri (86) and siblings Christina, Liberty, James, Holley, Michelle, Lindsi, Brianne, and Brit. She is predeceased by her brother Evan, her grandfather Robert, and her grandfather Evan. Dawn also departs from adoring aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces, and hundreds of other people who loved her like family. Dawn Marie's Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 1:00PM at McWane Funeral Home, 350 N. San Jacinto St., Hemet, CA 92543. Dawn was Merry and Bright, please dress in colorful attire to honor her character. A Reception will follow shortly thereafter for family and friends at The Hungry Bear. Dawn Marie Murphy will be laid to rest at the Riverside National Cemetery, in Riverside CA. The family would like to offer their sincere gratitude and appreciation for all of those who have shared their love for Dawn. The support has been both overwhelming, and comforting during this most difficult time. Condolences may be sent to: Christina Vold, In Memory of Dawn, 9121 Atlanta Avenue, #602, HB, CA 92646. In lieu of flowers, there is a relief fund setup for Dawn's family at https://www.youcaring.com/dawnmariemurphy-711466 for those who wish to contribute.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 16, 2016
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