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James (Jim) Clifford Murphy, 82, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2009, in Oklahoma City, OK. Jim was born on April 27, 1927, to Helen (Seiler) and Clifford James Murphy, in Oklahoma City. He is survived by his wife Virginia (Fallaschek) of 59 years whom he married on June 24, 1950. He is also survived by his sisters, Patty Maier, Margaret Ann Vater and husband Frank, and his brother, Thomas Murphy and wife Jane. Jim and Virginia have 6 children and 11 grandchildren who he loved dearly, sons Mike Murphy wife Paula and grandsons Sean and Brian, Steve Murphy and grandsons Patrick and Tim, Tom Murphy wife Anne and grandchildren Chris, Mary Kate and Andrew, sons Rick Murphy wife Carol and granddaughter Jaclyn, John Murphy wife Barbara and grandsons Kyle and Zachary, and daughter Katie Harney husband Jay and granddaughter Ruby. He was the most loving husband, caring father and best grandpa and papa anyone could ever have. Jim enjoyed gardening, spending time with all his grandchildren and traveling with his wife and family. Jim graduated from Bishop John Carroll High School and served in the U.S. Navy in WWII until August 20, 1946. He went on to graduate from Oklahoma State University in 1949. He was President and co-owner of Murphy and Perkins Ready Mix Concrete Company in OKC until 1992. Jim and Virginia were founding members of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and were extremely active in the Parrish. He was very proud of his service as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. Jim was also a charter member of the Christian Family Movement and participated actively in the civil rights movement, sponsoring refugee families and delivering mobile meals. Wake Services will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Church on Friday, August 21, at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 22, at 10:30a.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (5024 N. Grove, Oklahoma City, OK 73122). In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Charles Borromeo. Arrangements made by Guardian West Funeral Home.

Published in The Oklahoman from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2009
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