April 9, 1947 - Dec. 11, 2020
Linda Lee Murphy, 73, of Sweet Home passed away Dec. 11, 2020.
She was born April 9, 1947 in Sweet Home to Vern Richard and Mildred “Midge” Ila (Stewart) Godell.
Linda was raised in Sweet Home, married and raised her children there until February 2020, when she needed more care.
Recently she was living in Albany, where her children could see her more frequently and assist their parents.
She graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1965. She married Jeffrey Wayne Murphy on Nov. 19, 1965.
Linda was a proud resident and small business owner of Don’s Duds, T&M Pizza, Key Real Estate in downtown Sweet Home. She was a member of Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce and Sweet Home Rotary.
She loved people. She didn’t know a stranger. Family was the core of Linda’s existence. Friends, Linda had a wonderful group of forever friends. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, Arizona snowbirding with Jeff, fishing, boating, shopping, flea markets, crabbing, camping, laughter, deep conversations, learning, and most of all, her hobby was love and she gave it freely.
Linda had a deep love of Jesus and she believed strongly that when her time came the gates of heaven would open up and she would go home. She fought Parkinson’s fearlessly like a warrior for nearly a decade. She now can rest and we know she is rejoicing in heaven with the ones she loved that had gone on before her.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years this past November, Jeff Murphy of Sweet Home and Albany; daughter Courtney Minyard and her husband Jay of Albany; son Michael Murphy and his wife Lisa of Salem; grandchildren Whitney Lugo and her husband Joe, Kali Murphy, Michael Murphy, and Cole Bakley; great-grandchildren: Caia and Emersyn Lugo; brother Guy and his wife Sherrie Godell; 10 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, at Community Chapel. Masks are required. Livestream of the service will be provided and encouraged for anyone at risk who would like to view from home. Livestream will begin a few minutes before the service begins. View on Community Chapel Facebook Page or Sweet Home Community Chapel Youtube channel. There will be no reception following services.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.