Bork, Rita Joylean Mrs. – Obituary

Rita Joylean Bork, 67, a former area resident, died April 1, 2003, at Oroville, Wash.

Her memorial service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at McEwen Bible Fellowship in Sumpter Valley. Friends and family are invited to a potluck after the service.

Rita was born April 19, 1935, at Dayridge, near Flora. She married Bernard Murphy at age 17. Rita became a Christian when she married Bernie. They had five children.

Rita lived at Halfway, Baker City and Sumpter before moving to Oroville, Wash., four years ago.

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Survivors include her children, Earl Murphy of St. Helens, Audrey Murphy Handyside of Oroville, Wash., Ladean Murphy Lyons of Oroville, Delbert Murphy of Spokane, Wash., and Terry Thompson of Oroville; sisters, Alma Gribling of La Grande, Ila Greiner of Scappoose and Erma Sewell of Scio; one brother, Neal Bork of Sumpter; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Merna Murphy; her husband, Bernard Murphy; her mother, Lora May Bork; father, Ira H. Bork; and brothers, Raymon Bork, Everett Bork and Ivan Bork.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 2, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


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

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