Murdoch, John – Obituary

North Powder, Oregon

John Murdoch, 81, of North Powder, died Jan. 19, 2004, at his son’s ranch in Oreana, Idaho.

His funeral will be Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. at Haines Methodist Church.

John was born Jan. 24, 1922, in Fruitland, Idaho, to John (Scotty) and Esther Hvidberg Murdoch. He graduated in 1940 from Haines High School.

John married Barbara Daugherty on Feb. 13, 1943, in Weiser, Idaho. He joined the Navy in 1944, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, John ranched for several years, and then purchased the Chevron Service Station in North Powder, which he and his wife operated for 36 years.

John enjoyed the great outdoors and his mules. He dearly loved his family, which he never failed to let them know.

John will be missed. He was dearly loved by all his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara; his daughter, Donna Dias, and her husband, Ernie, Lora Murdoch and her dear friend, Doug Fialkowski; his sister, Elizabeth Eide and family; three grandchildren, Scott Murdoch, Lorrie Murdoch and her fiance, Rick Thompson, and Tonya Valentine and her husband, Mike; three great-grandchildren, Zackary, Joshua, and Logan Valentine.

He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis, and his parents, Esther and John (Scotty) Murdoch.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North Powder School Athletic Program, P.O. Box 10, North Powder, OR, 97867, or to the charity of your choice.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 30, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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