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John E. Murphy, 65, passed away July 25, 2003. He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.

John was born to Charles and Adelaide Murphy in Chicago. The third of four boys, John was raised in Chicago and later in Kentucky with his grandparents. His first adventure was as a Marine and then a Chicago policeman. He met and married Ardys Wilson and from this union, there were three children. They moved to Montana in 1973, and there he lived until his passing.

He was preceded in death by his parents and older brother Charles. He is survived by his family, Ardys Murphy (Billings), Kim Auch (Jeff) Worden, Kevin Murphy (Marti), Colstrip, Kellie Mohar (Tracy), Rock Springs, Wyo., and his brothers, William Murphy (Billings) and Ed Murphy (Ellen) of Chicago. Also, his beloved grandchildren that he lived for and cherished above all: Heather, Nick, Austin, Aubree, Ashlee and Caitlin.

Memorial services are Monday, July 28, at 11 a.m., at Smith's Downtown Chapel. All are welcome.

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