Obituary Notices and Memorials

MURRAY, Katharine Mary Passed away suddenly on July 18, 2010, at Lancaster Community Hospital, near her home in Palmdale, California. She is survived by her mother, Nancy Murray of Palmdale and her younger siblings, John Murray of Manhattan Beach, California and Patricia Murray of Redondo Beach, California. Katharine was born May 17, 1954, in Bismarck, North Dakota to William and Nancy Murray. She was the family's first child and it soon became apparent that she was a special child. Her mother described her as a quiet, but happy girl, traits that she carried with her through life. In 1973, Katharine graduated from Mount St. Benedict's in Crookston, Minnesota. She returned to Bismarck, where she lived with her parents until they all relocated to Palmdale in 1987. Katharine always loved children, while in Palmdale; she worked at a local daycare facility. After her father passed away in 1998, Katharine and her mother continued to live in the Antelope Valley. Katharine was a member of the Palmdale Women's Club and the Red Hats. She enjoyed travelling, knitting, cooking shows and, most of all, spending time with her beloved Brittany Spaniel, "Sammy". A Memorial Mass will be held for Katharine at 10 a.m., Friday, July 23, 2010, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Palmdale. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the SPCA or your local "no kill" animal shelter in Katharine's name. Sammy and Katharine would really like that. Halley-Olsen- Murphy, Palmdale.

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