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Ellen  Inez McMurray
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Obituary for Ellen Inez McMurray

Ellen Inez Payne McMurray was born June 7th, 1925 in the hills west of Yamhill delivered by her father William Kenny Payne. Her mother was Catherine Ellen Riggins Payne. She was the second of nine children. She departed this life August 19, 2017 in her Yamhill home surrounded by family.

Ellen met Billie Bob McMurray on his 19th birthday while his ship was docked in Portland and she was working in the Oregon shipyards. They married in Oklahoma on May 22, 1945. She is survived by her eight children, Alfred, Patricia, Susan, Billie Bob II, Clifford, Donald, Eldon and Marjorie. 35 grandchildren, 94 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. She is proceeded in death by Billie Bob, 3 grandsons and one great granddaughter.

She married Billie Bob McMurray 72 years ago and remains his wife through time and all eternity. Family was everything to her and her circle of influence flowed out to include everyone she met. She simply made a difference. Service was a top priority in her life. She loved to sew and was a talented seamstress a loving wife, mother, grandma, sister, aunt, friend and constant teacher. She loves the Lord and learning. She collected things and people to love. She wrote and shared her life story and encouraged everyone to do the same. She left a legacy of faith, service and love with every person she met.

Viewing will be Friday August 25th from 4-7 PM at Macy and Son Funeral Chapel. A service will be held on Saturday August 26th 11:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Yamhill, OR. Interment will be held at Pike Cemetery in Yamhill.

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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128





11:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

7200 NW Pike Road
Yamhill, OR 97148


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