Apr 242013

Gains Edward “Ed” Murray, 75, of Sun City, formerly of Holbrook, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Sun City. A memorial service will be held 12 noon on Saturday, April 27, at the First Baptist Church of Holbrook on Saturday, April 27. Burial/interment will follow at the Holbrook Cemetery for the family.
Ed was born in Lafollette, Tenn., to Hugh “Dutch” Murray and Helen Irwin Murray on Sept. 9, 1937. After the passing of his mother, his father married Mildred Taylor Murray and they raised him together in Lafollette, where he attended high school.
After high school he enlisted in the Army Reserves for eight years. He later obtained certification as a lab and X-ray tech, which led to his residing in Holbrook. He worked many years with the Holbrook Hospital and Dr. Norton Freedman, and later with the Arizona Department of Corrections where he retired in March 2010.
He loved serving the Lord and was active in his church, the First Baptist Church of Holbrook, as a deacon and member for many years. He loved his family and the Lord more than anything, but enjoyed racing boats, fishing, baseball, football, golf and gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Murray of Sun City; his children, Kim Chavez (49) of Show Low, Helen Wolfe (47) and husband Dale of Phoenix, Glenda Walters (43) and husband Otto of Holbrook, Angie Peterson (42) and husband John of Holbrook, and Tonya Gonzales (38) of Holbrook; his grandchildren, Steven Wolfe, Mychael Trotter, Daryle Walters, Brittnie Trotter Enoch, Christopher Gonzales, Hesper Chavez, Payton Gonzales, Scott Wolfe, Clayton Walters, Daniel Gonzales, Nicholas Gonzales, Karnie Peterson and Kyan Peterson; his great-grandchildren, Krystal Wolfe, Devon Enoch, Kylee Wolfe, Daniel Enoch and Isaiah Gonzales; and his sister, Linda Murray Hatfield of Lafollette.