Dorothy Amanda Murray

Dorothy Amanda Murray

April 17, 1923 - May 23, 2011

Dorothy Amanda Murray

April 17, 1923 - May 23, 2011


Dorothy Voigt was born on April 17, 1923 in Los Angeles, CA. She grew up in the city of Montebello. As a young adult, she worked for Sears and Roebuck as an accounting clerk. She also worked for Union Pacific Railroad, and joined the U.S. Navy WAVES in 1943. She trained at Hunter’s Point in New York and began her tour of duty in Seattle, Washington. She was stationed at the Naval Receiving Station as a Yeoman, first class. During this time, she met Robert Murray, who was also in the U.S. Navy.

Upon discharge from the Navy in 1946, she returned to East Los Angeles and worked for the telephone company. In 1947, she and Robert were married. They lived in Montebello for 7 years, during which time, Robert attended and graduated from USC. The first two children, Kevin and Timothy, were born before they moved to a new home in Downey.

By 1963, two daughters, Kerry and Kathleen, were born. Dorothy volunteered as the school librarian and on the PTA. She then worked part-time as a clerk for the Parks and Recreation Dept. in the city of Downey. After retiring, the family moved to San Clemente, CA, where she has resided for the last 14 years. Bob and Dorothy have been married 64 years and have 7 grandchildren.

Dorothy enjoyed music, dance, and attended plays regularly. She loved to socialize with family and friends. Dorothy’s warm and loving nature mirrored a true disciple of Christ.

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9 responses to Dorothy Amanda Murray

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Dorothy was a wonderful woman and grandmother, and will be missed. I wish all of you peace and healing.

  2. Pedro says:

    It was with a great sense of loss when I heard of Dorothy’s death.
    I wanted to let you know Bob,family and friends that you have my greatest sympathy, and my heart is truly saddened.
    I know you two for many years of serving you every week every wednesday at Carrows Restaurant, we will miss Dorothy and her kindness
    Dorothy was more than just a wonderful person;she was always so kind and considerate to us that we always welcomed seeing her at every opportunity.

    And, we know that her passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of all those who knew her.

    Dorothy will always remain within our hearts, and we have included her in our daily prayers.

    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with Dorothy, family and friends

    With my deepest sympathy,

    Pedro R. Garcia

  3. Mary Kerr says:

    Dorothy was a sweet lady, she will be missed. I have so many fond memories of her, especially our get togethers on Christmas Eve and Mother’s Day. Those days will not be the same without her.

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