Joyce A. Murphy, a longtime Montesano resident passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at the Panorama Convalescent Center in Lacey, Washington. Joyce was born February 25, 1935, in Rapid City, South Dakota, to George and Helen ( Steen ) Bies. She was a graduate of Montesano High School.
On February 25, 1956, she married her husband, William Murphy, in the Methodist Church in Montesano. Joyce was also a member of the Central Park Baptist Church , and the Fern Rebekah Lodge. She enjoyed watching the Mariners Baseball games and Gardening around her house.Joyce is survived by her daughters Sheri (Norman) Haugan of Roy, Wash. and Jeri Rahm of Des Moines, Wash.; her brother, Don Bies (Delores) of Montesano, Wash.; sister, Shirley Daley of Shelton, Wash.; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her parents; husband; and son, Michael Murphy. There will be a fraveside service at 11:00 a.m. on Monday April 30, 2012, at the Wynooche Cemetery in Montesano. Arrangements are being handled by Whiteside Family Mortuary of Aberdeen
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