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Lyle Murray


January 13, 2021

April 18, 1936 – Jan. 2, 2021

Lyle “Dean” Murray, 84, of Foster, died Jan. 2, 2021 at his home.

He was born April 18, 1936 in Foster to Walter Lynn and Edith Anola (Yost) Murray.

He married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Brown Ferebee. They had been married 65 years at his death.

In his early marriage, Mr. Murray was an owner/operator in the logging industry. In 1967, he moved his family to the Oregon Coast, where he became the manager of Winchester Bay Seafood Plant. In 1975, he became a broker in the seafood industry and moved his family to Southern California, where he was very successful.

Mr. and Mrs. Murray enjoyed traveling around the world and many adventures with their family and friends. They moved back to Foster in 1990 and began a business in construction over the next decade.

Mr. Murray was an avid hunter and spent every year hunting with his family in the Cascades. He especially enjoyed gathering with his family and friends, telling stories and singing songs. This is the legacy of joy he gave to his family during his entire lifetime.

Mr. Murray is survived by his wife Nancy of Foster; daughter Diane and son-in-law Rodney Mitchell of Jefferson; son David Murray and daughter-in-law Su Jin Jung of Millersburg; brother Walter Lynn Murray of Foster;  sisters Betty Ferebee of Foster, and Teresa Ann Graham of Albany; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Anola Murray; and sons Walter Dean Murray and William Scott Murray.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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