Thursday, May 28, 2009
Lovina Leora Clark Murphy, 1901-2003
The San Diego Union-Tribune [CA] - 16 December 2003
Lovina Leora Clark Murphy, a resident of San Diego for the past 20 years, died December 10, 2003 at the age of 102, at Casa Palmera Care Center in Del Mar, Calif. Born April 19, 1901 in Putnam County, Missouri to Thomas Francis Clark and Utoka Williams Clark she was one of 10 children. In 1920, Vina was united in marriage to Bert Murphy of Putnam County, Missouri, who died in 1977. She lived most of her adult life in Seymour, Iowa and surrounding area.
She is survived by daughter Betty Mabee, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; son Donald C. Murphy and wife Nadine of Yuma, Ariz.; daughter Carol Ulrey and husband Charley of San Diego, Calif. and daughter Patricia Janz of Mancos, Colo. In addition she is survived by grandsons Larry Mabee of Rancho Sante Fe, Calif., Don Murphy and wife Jeri, Grove, Okla., James Murphy and wife Wendy, Fallbrook, Calif., Don Janz and wife Melissa of Mancos, Colo.; six great-granddaughters, five great-grandsons and a host of other relatives and friends who will mourn her passing.
Visitation will be Friday, December 19, from 5-7 p.m. at the Randolph Funeral Home in Seymour, Iowa. Services at the same location on Saturday, December 20, at 10 a.m. followed by interment at Southlawn Cemetery, Seymour, Iowa. Contributions in lieu of flowers to Aseltine School, 4027 Normal Street, San Diego, CA 92013. Please sign the guest book at obituaries.uniontrib.com.