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Murphy, Hilma Elizabeth Rich – Obituary

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Hilma Elizabeth Rich Murphy, 79 of Wallowa, died at Enterprise on Sunday, March 24, 1996.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 A. M. Wednesday at the Catholic Church in Wallowa with interment at the Wallowa Cemetery.

Mrs. Murphy and her identical twin sister, Wilma, were born Jan. 7, 1917, in Wallowa to Fred and Mary (Goebel) Rich. She attended school in Wallowa and Joseph and graduated from Wallowa High School. She married Frank James Murphy on Feb. 10, 1940.

She enjoyed being a homemaker and made many friends during her 29 years as the OLCC agent on Main Street in Wallowa. Her home was always open to family and friends and was jokingly known to the family as the “Murphy Motel.”

Contributed by: Phyllis Tuning

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