John Murray ’53

John MurrayJohn Piper Murray, 81, of Fort Collins, Colorado died in hospice care on Friday, April 29, 2016. John was born in Sioux Lookout, Alberta, Canada to Alexander Keith and Mildred Isabella (Wilson) Murray. He moved to New York, then became a United States citizen at the age of 20. He is a graduate of Williston Academy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and The George Washington University.

He is survived by his wife, Dorcas (Morgan) Murray whom he married September 5, 1959 in Fort Collins, daughters, Laura Murray of Colorado Springs and Carol Cochran and her husband, Tim of Fort Collins; grandchildren, Tatum Cochran of Fort Collins, William Laycock of Colorado Springs, Catriona Cochran of Denver, and Shane Laycock of Colorado Springs. He is also survived by his sister, Suzanne Murray of Canmore, Alberta and brother, Peter Murray (Mary Swanson) of Emigrant, Montana as well as several nieces and nephews.

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  1. Linda was my one of my best friends at NSFG and I am very sad to hear that she passed away. The friendship started in freshman year when we were on the soccer team together and remained on the team as the 2 fullbacks for four years. We were also on the softball and basketball teams together. She was a realy good athlete and team member. She was always happy, smiling, calm and never spoke ill of anyone, a really great, lovely person. We lost track of each other when our life paths diverged soon after graduation but I have thought of her often over the years. Rest in peace, dear Linda, and condolences to you, Mary Ellen.

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