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Katherine Murphy

Katherine Murphy

Katherine “Grandma” Murphy 92, beloved mother, grandmother & great-grandmother passed away November 1st, 2021, in Tooele, Utah surround by her family and loved ones.

She was born in Ibapah, Utah on January 13th, 1929, to Leo & Sona Pete.

Married to Winn Murphy and they had 7 beautiful children.

Katherine raised her family on the ranches in Skull Valley known as Ensign Ranch she was proud to call it home for much of her life.

Katherine had many joys in life like sewing, cooking, canning and crossword puzzles. She enjoyed spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren & great-grandchildren grow up. She was always up for a trip to Wendover or Old Lady cards with her family. She was proud of her Native heritage and loved native music.

She is survived by her son Ivan Murphy, Daughters Zelda (Steve) Johnny, Jennifer (Randall) Cole, Melinda Criplean (Gary). 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great Grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers and sisters on the Ibapah Reservation.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Winn Murphy, 2 sons and Daughter Rita Maestas

Viewing will be held Friday November 5th, 2021, from 6:00-8:00 PM @ the Skull Valley Community Building

Services and lunch will be November 6th, 2021, @ 10:00 AM at the Skull Valley Community Building

Followed by a burial @1:30 PM at the Skull Valley Goshute Indian Reservation Cemetery.

“Grandma was loved by many she will always be in our hearts and never forgotten, she will always be our “Grandma”.

Due to Covid we are requesting everyone to please wear your mask to the viewing and funeral services

Arrangements in care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home, Grantsville  435-884-3031


  • Clell Pete Family Posted November 3, 2021 10:23 pm

    We were very sorry to hear about Katherine’s passing. Our sincere sympathy to her family.

    Clell, Charlene and Sean

  • Mrs.Diana Jensen Posted November 4, 2021 4:45 pm

    One if the first women I was lucky enough to meet and and make friends with when my husband and I moved our family to Skull Valley in the early 80’s. A charming, happy and loving person who became my good friend along with her wonderful son Ivan who we worked with for many years. Through Kathryn and Ivan we eventually met the entire family. They were there for me and my son and daughter when we lost our one of a kind husband/father Jerry and I will always love them for that and so much more. Rest in Peace my dear friend. You have a well earned rest coming ❤

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