Horace “Frank” Murphy passed away at George E Wahlen Veterans Home on June 25, 2022 in Harrisville, Utah. He was born to Cecil Rae Murphy and Iona May McMullan in Kansas City, Kansas, April 7, 1933. Dad’s mother passed away when he was 4 and he was raised by his father and various family members. That’s why family was so important to him.
He graduated from Grant Union High School In 1952. A very popular student, he was highlighted in his yearbook! Two weeks later he signed up for the US Air Force. This decision would help shape his life for the next 20 years. Dad ended up going around the world visiting 16 countries. Spending time in Germany, Thailand, Libya, Greece and England. Achieving the Rank of Master Sargent. Along the way he met Francis “Irene” Rose Taylor. They were married September 29, 1956. Irene had two children, Francine Rose Taylor and June Elizabeth Taylor so he gained an instant family. In 1957 Colleen Rae Murphy was born. Then in 1959 Frank Alan Murphy was added. Their youngest child Patricia Eileen Murphy was born in 1961.
After 48 years of marriage his wife Irene passed away in March 2005. In 2006 he married Barbara Jean Roberts. They settled down in Roy, Utah. Dad never met a stranger and was always friendly to everyone. He loved the Jazz and watched most games. Hunting and fishing were his favorite things to do.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Murphy; his daughters, Francine Rowell and Colleen Harvey, his son, Alan (Lori) Murphy and his youngest daughter, Patti (David) Clement; his brother, Robert (Judy) Murphy; his stepchildren Christine Carpenter, Shannon Clark, Bill Miller and Mike Miller.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, June Moore and his sons-in-law, Don Moore, Tommy Rowell, and Greg Harvey, his grandson, Dwayne Moore, his sister, Patricia Muller, his brother-in-law, Otto Muller, and his sister Kathleen Murphy.
Thank you to all the staff at George E Whalen Veterans Home where he lived for the last 15 months. Especially to Amy, Linda, Fran, Daphne, Casper and Sara for the care they provided him.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday July 6, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 W. 5600 S. Friends may visit with family on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd. Ogden.