Murray was born Dec. 8, 1920 in Seattle, Washington to Henry and Gladys Stedman Murray. He graduated from high school and worked as a steelworker until March of 1940, when he enlisted in the Army.
He became a pilot in the military during WWII and is a survivor of Pearl Harbor. Murray continued to be a pilot for the U.S. Air Force after leaving the Army Air Corp. After his retirement from the military he was a pilot for a shipping company.
Murray married Loraaine Abby and they had four children. Loraaine passed way in 1999. In 2000, Murray married Marie Melia in California and they lived in the San Diego area. Marie passed in 2008. In 2010, Murray moved to Moab to be with family.
Murray was a generous, dedicated and loving father and will be missed.
He is survived by three daughters: Kitty ( Kenny) Yonaka, Lory (Harvey) Rogers, and Patty (Bud) Meachem; a son, Jim Murray; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
At Murray’s request cremation has taken place and a military graveside service will occur at a later date. A salute out to the great personnel at Community Nursing’s hospice program for all they did for Murray.
You may send condolences to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com