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Lois Eileen Murphy

May 9, 1931 - March 19, 2021

Lois Eileen MurphyBeloved wife of Charles Murphy of nearly 59 years, Lois went into the arms of her Savior, Friday, March 19, 2021,  She was the eighth child of 9, born May 9, 1931 in Saskatchewan, Canada. She graduated from Woodburn High School.  Lois was widowed early in life after the death of her first husband, Kenneth Petersen. Upon marrying Chuck they raised their family in Fremont, CA.  Lois was devoted mother of Colleen (Jay), Ken (Jennifer), Karen, (Wade), Mike (Kathy), Phil (Sherry), Chris (predeceased), and Patty (David). She is a cherished grandmother of 12 and great grandmother of 23. Lois touched many lives with her gentle spirit and servant’s heart. 

“She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.  Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”  Prov. 31:27-30

Friends & family are invited to attend a funeral service Saturday March 27th, 2021, 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church, 1505 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR.  Viewing Friday, March 26th, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service, 605 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR.

The funeral service will be live streamed from First Baptist Church, Saturday morning.  For information on how to access and view the service, please contact Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service at 503-364-2257


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My Aunt Lois. Every memory of her, is a perfect memory. With every thought of her, a smile is in my heart. I see a reflection of her in my Uncle Chuck, and each of my cousins. I love you all...forever.

I havent seen Mrs Murphy in years, but when I think of her it is always her kindness, love and sweet smile I remember. The Lord used her to plant seeds in my life that eventually brought me to Christ. After I was saved I looked back and knew that Mr and Mrs Murphy and my sweet friend Patty were among the hands and feet that made a difference in my life.  Love to you all and prayers for comfort til you see her again. 

There aren't enough words to express how much Grandma means to us all or how much we love and will miss her. I'll share my favorite photo of her and this is how I'll picture her until the day we get to see each other again in a peaceful, love filled place.

Lois, my mother-in-law and my friend. When Chris and I were no longer married she always treated me as family. I am truly going to miss her. I love you Lois.

Thank you for the goodness of your friendship. you will be missed.  Sending our love and thoughts.  Dale VanWey and family 

Aunt Lois will be missed so very much. She encircled everyone as if they were part of her own family. I remember all of us wanting to always be with Uncle Chuck and Aunt Lois and the family whenever they were close enough for us to be together. So many memories and love. I love you my family near and far.