THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: October 10, 2019
Marcia (Foley) Murphy, 83, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019.
Born July 22, 1935 in Menominee, Mi., to John Joseph Foley and Constance Bostwick Foley, she graduated from Michigan State University in 1959 and married Arold Thomas Murphy in 1957. She taught English in Milwaukee for a short time before moving to St. Paul, Mn., then moved to Chicago, Ill., before settling in Denver in 1972.
A woman of spirit, kindness and wisdom, she was cheerful, funny and a pleasure to be with. She had many professional experiences and was happy helping others. In Denver, she had many friends and neighbors who brought her joy and support, but always considered Menominee her home.
She and Cynthia ("Pince") Goldsberry, also of Menominee, were lifelong friends as were their mothers, Constance Bostwick and Dorothy Perry. She spent almost 50 years in Denver and always had time for her family, neighbors and friends.
She enjoyed reading, was a good cook, had a good sense of humor, was a patient, thoughtful listener, had compassion for everyone, loved her dogs and cats and was an avid Denver professional sports team fan.
Survivors include her children, John (Amy Moeckly), Sheila (Ara Darakjian), Tim, Jane (Dale Lamphere) and Matt (Monica Pairett); two grandchildren and many Moecklys and Lampheres.
Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery in Menominee on Friday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, Oct 5 at 1 p.m.