Gertrude Murphy

Gertrude Verma Murphy

Monday, December 26th, 1921 - Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
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Gertrude Verma Murphy, 97, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus Tuesday July 9th in Waxhaw, NC. Born December 26, 1921 in Pittsburgh PA, she lived a life that honored the Lord. Gertrude and her husband Bob joined Wycliffe Bible Translators in 1969 and served in several locations including Waxhaw, NC and Cochabamba, Bolivia where Gertrude worked as a secretary and helped type the manuscripts for a Bolivian translation of the Bible.

Her interests included traveling, making quilts and playing games. She was a devoted wife and mother serving her husband and family much like the virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31.

Gertrude was preceded by her husband of 69 years, Robert Alan Murphy. She is survived by her son Daniel Robert Murphy of Waxhaw, NC, son Timothy Alan Murphy (Lee Ann) of Fort Mill, SC, daughter Tamara Sue Murphy of Seattle, WA, six grandchildren James Murphy (Margaret), Becky Crognale (Richard), Jane Dorler (Mark), Benjamin Murphy (Sara), Brian Murphy (Joy), Neely Potts (Ben) and his 15 great-grandchildren.

A graveside services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, July 12th, Waxhaw Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to JAARS, a mission organization dedicated to Bible translation and language development
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  • Interment

    Waxhaw City (Southside) Cemetery
    111 Arbor Drive
    WAXHAW, NC 28173
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    Graveside service will be Friday, July 12, 2019 at 10:00am.


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Denise E. Carpenter

Posted at 04:19pm
An inspiration to me. Her life serving Christ. The love she.had for her family. The wife of Bob Murphy that she loved dearly. I called her my adopted Mom. Loved her so. She is in Heaven with Bob . Sharing her wonderful life . Loved them both.

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