Martha E. Murfin, 93, of Seaview, Wash., died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in Ilwaco, Wash.  

Mrs. Murfin was born in Raymond, Wash., June 18, 1918, to Frank and Clara Turner. She graduated from Ilwaco High School in 1935 and earned a degree in physical education at the University of Washington in Seattle.

She married Richard Winfield “Dick” Murfin June 16, 1940. He died in 2007.

She received much recognition for participation in humanitarian projects, but her prime interests came down to family and kids. She made sure her family was raised with Christian values. Her mission in life was to love and support all kids.

She is survived by two daughters, Ann Murfin Coffey and her husband, Joseph, of Shelton, Wash., and Maureen Murfin Cox Hunsberger and her husband John of Ritzville, Wash.; one daughter-in-law Susan Murfin of Seaview; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Richard “Rick” Murfin in 2005, and a great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Brea Cox in 2008.

A celebration of Mrs. Murfin’s life will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Black Lake campus gymnasium of Ilwaco High School. Those attending are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Peninsula Children’s Fund, Peninsula Young Life, Peninsula Boys & Girls Club or the Ocean Beach Presbyterian Church in care of Penttila’s Chapel by The Sea, P.O. Box 417, Long Beach, WA 98631.  

A guestbook is available at www.penttilaschapel.com


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