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In Memory of

Eleanor L. Murray

May 27, 1918 - October 4, 2016

Obituary


Eleanor L. Murray was born on May 27, 1918 and passed away on October 4, 2016. She grew up in Westfield, N. J. and once described her life as a "lovely adventure". Her early years were spent working in Philadelphia and New York City. She married the late Lt. Col. Winthrop P. Murray Sr. (deceased 1991) in 1951 and began a life of travel. When her husband retired from the military he chose to move close to skiing and thus the family arrived in Boulder. Eleanor was known for her independence and no shortage of...

Eleanor L. Murray was born on May 27, 1918 and passed away on October 4, 2016. She grew up in Westfield, N. J. and once described her life as a "lovely adventure". Her early years were spent working in Philadelphia and New York City. She married the late Lt. Col. Winthrop P. Murray Sr. (deceased 1991) in 1951 and began a life of travel. When her husband retired from the military he chose to move close to skiing and thus the family arrived in Boulder. Eleanor was known for her independence and no shortage of conversation. She once said "just meeting someone who knows someone else I know happened to me all the time". She is survived by two daughters, Mary Orella in New Jersey and Susan MacKenzie (Randall) in California, daughter-in-law, Shelley Byington (Winthrop P. Murray, Jr. passed away on July 23, 2016). Eleanor is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. No formal memorial will take place in Boulder. The family will plan a memorial in the future at the family burial plot in New Hampshire. Donations may be made to The Mary Sandoe House, 1244 Gillaspie Dr., Boulder, CO. 80305. If you would like to contact the family for more information please contact Crist Mortuary at 303-442-4411.