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-Clifford Ronald Murray-

Clifford Ronald Murray, age 82, of Morning Sun, Iowa, died Tuesday morning, January 17, 2006, at the Morning Sun Care Center. The son of Robert Marion and Johanne Wilhelmena Reinhert Murray, he was born December 31, 1923 at Burlington.

He grew up on a family in Des Moines County. He attended school at Oakville. After his parents moved to Wapello he continued to live with and help his brother farm. Later he lived in Wapello with his family until their deaths. For the past several years he has resided at Morning sun Care Center.

He was a loving Uncle to his nieces and nephews. He liked riding and being around horses and other pets. He also liked the outdoors and enjoyed mowing grass and tending yards.
While staying at the Morning Sun Care Center he was given the title of ‘official door greeter’. He liked to help people in and out the front door.

He is survived by his sister, Arlene and Ralph McDonald of Morning Sun and nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Richard Murray, Robert Murray, and an infant brother; his stepmother, Lucy Danekas, and two sisters-in-law, Evelyn ‘Sis’ and Flossie.

The funeral ceremony for Clifford Murray was held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 21, 2006, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home at Wapello Cemetery.

A Memorial Fund has been established for the benefit of the Morning Sun Care Center and the Morning Sun Community Ambulance Service.

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