SHIRLEY MURPHY

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MURPHY SHIRLEY ANN AUSTIN MURPHY (Age 93) Beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother; inspiring friend to many; community volunteer and leader; a watercolor artist and a beautiful soul died peacefully at home on Monday, August 6, 2018. Shirley was born May 13, 1925 in Watersburg, CT and graduated from West Hartford High School in W. Hartford, CT and Randolph Macon Women's College in Lynchburg, VA. She married Edward G. Murphy (Ted) on May 1, 1948. They spent the early years of their marriage traveling the country with their young children, moving 20 times and living in nine states before settling in Jamestown, NY in 1960. They moved to the Rockville, MD area in 1972 where they became deeply engaged members of their community. Shirley's career, in addition to raising three children, included working as a Dental Assistant for Dr. Harry Glatz in Jamestown, NY and later as an Executive Secretary in the office of Dr. William Heller at the U.S. Pharmacopeia in Rockville, MD. As a member of the Rockville United Methodist Church she worked for many years as a volunteer with the Montgomery Avenue Women's Shelter. Among her many talents, she was a gifted artist who taught and encouraged many seniors at The Villages at Rockville to learn to paint. She will be missed greatly by Ted, her husband of 70 years and; children, Linda Dinger, Steven Murphy, and Barbara Warman and son-in-law Tim Warman; grandchildren, Bethany MacLean, Gwen and Sam Warman and granddaughter-in-law Marie Warman; great-grandchildren Brian, Hannah, and Jamey Fox; her nephew William R. Scheer; and many other nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her sister Jane Scheer and brothers-in-law William Scheer and Duncan B. Murphy. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 29 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at The Villages at Rockville, 9701 Veirs Dr. Rockville, MD. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to .A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 29 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at The Villages at Rockville, 9701 Veirs Dr. Rockville, MD. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to .
Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 12, 2018
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