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Jeanette Murphy Obituary
Murphy,Jeanette (Spath)

Jeanette was born December 19,1922 in Snyder, Nebraska. Her father, Arthur Spath, had died a few months before. Jeanette and her mother Rose (Kovarik) Spath lived in Snyder where Jeanette graduated from Snyder High School in 1939 with a class of five.

Jeanette and her mother both loved to travel. They often visited relatives in Chicago and their favorite trip was to the World's Fair in New York in 1939. They moved to Lincoln where Jeanette met Ted Murphy who was stationed at the air base nearby. They were married December 14, 1942. Ted and Jeanette remained in Nebraska after World War II was over and their first child, Alan was born in West Point in 1946.

The family moved to El Monte, California in 1947. They purchased their first home in Montebello and their daughter Barbara was born in 1948. The family moved to Whittier in 1953. Ted died in 1980, Alan in 1994 and her mother Rose in 1999.

Jeanette was a bookkeeper for Marsden's Shoe store and retired from the accounting department at Presbyterian Hospital in 1988. After retirement, she continued to volunteer in various departments at PIH for 25 years. She moved to a condo at Landmark in La Mirada when she retired and to The Palms also in La Mirada in 2015. She passed away peacefully at her home June 9, 2017 at the age of 94.

Jeanette and Ted visited several countries in Europe and later, Jeanette went on many tours throughout the US. She loved to play cards, attend plays and visit with her friends.

Jeanette is survived by her daughter, Barbara Murphy of Portland, Oregon, daughter-in-law Mary Murphy Gerien and her husband Bill of Yorba Linda, grandson D'Artagnan Pendleton of Newport, cousins in Nebraska, California and Arizona and her many friends.

A memorial service will be at Rose Hills, Rainbow Chapel at 11:00 AM, Monday June 19 followed by a lunch at the Garden View Reception room, also at Rose Hills.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Angel View Home for Disabled Children, 67625 E Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 7A, Cathedral City, CA 92234 or the .
Published in Whittier Daily News from June 16 to June 18, 2017
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