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Robert "Bob" Francis Murphy

August 16, 1937 — September 14, 2020

Robert "Bob" Francis Murphy

Robert F. Murphy left this world to be with his Lord and Savior on September 14, 2020. Robert was born in Brighton MA in August 1937, he served in the United States Air Force from 1958 to 1662. Along the journey Robert met the Love of his life, Katherine Goodchild of Powell WY. They were married in October of 1961 at the Union Presbyterian Church in Powell, WY.

In August of 1962 the couple welcomed their first child at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital, Brian Murphy. In1966 the couple welcomed their second child, Bradley Murphy, into the world. Robert worked as a Laboratory Technician in various refineries in Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

Robert and Katherine Retired in 1999 and moved back to Powell, WY where Robert said the couple would retire. Upon retirement, Robert enjoyed playing golf and camping in the mountains on the North Fork of the Shoshone River and in the Big Horns Mountains, and doing yard work on the property.

Robert dearly loved spending time with family and friends and was the kind of person who cherished his children and lovely wife Katherine. October would have marked 59 years of marital bliss. He is survived by David Murphy-brother, Leon Murphy-brother (Gail), Katherine Murphy- wife, and sons Brian (Violetta) and Bradley Murphy and 2 grandsons and 3 great grandkids.

Graveside funeral services will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell, WY at 10am Wednesday, September 23, 2020 with vehicle processing starting in front of the Union Presbyterian Church, 329 N Bent St. in Powell, Wy at 9:30 am.

In lieu of flowers please donate in memory of Robert Murphy to your local American Legion Post and Masonic Temple . If attending the service PLEASE WEAR A MASK and bring a chair.


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