Rita Joylean Bork, 67, a former area resident, died April 1, 2003, at Oroville, Wash.
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Her memorial service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at McEwen Bible Fellowship in Sumpter Valley. Friends and family are invited to a potluck after the service.
Rita was born April 19, 1935, at Dayridge, near Flora. She married Bernard Murphy at age 17. Rita became a Christian when she married Bernie. They had five children.
Rita lived at Halfway, Baker City and Sumpter before moving to Oroville, Wash., four years ago.
Survivors include her children, Earl Murphy of St. Helens, Audrey Murphy Handyside of Oroville, Wash., Ladean Murphy Lyons of Oroville, Delbert Murphy of Spokane, Wash., and Terry Thompson of Oroville; sisters, Alma Gribling of La Grande, Ila Greiner of Scappoose and Erma Sewell of Scio; one brother, Neal Bork of Sumpter; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Merna Murphy; her husband, Bernard Murphy; her mother, Lora May Bork; father, Ira H. Bork; and brothers, Raymon Bork, Everett Bork and Ivan Bork.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 2, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor