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