Virgin Mary

Dorothy Mae (Parnell) Murphy

1928 ~ 2020 (age 92)


Dorothy Mae Murphy, 92, passed away October 28, 2020, at Mountain View Adult Foster Care in Lakeview, Oregon.

Dorothy was born on August 1, 1928, in Turkey, Texas to William and Myrtle (Sturgeon) Parnell.  She was the 9th child in a family of ten.

She married Edward M. Murphy, of Paisley, on June 1, 1946, at the Paisley Methodist church.  Together, they raised four children.

Her favorite way to show her love was to bake cookies for people. Dorothy loved to cook (she was a very good cook), read, make dishcloths, and enjoy her family.

She is survived by her Daughters, Theresa Vickerman of Paisley, Son and Daughter-n-law, Martin and Jan Murphy of Paisley, and Daughter and Son-n-law, Noreen and Dan Shoun of Paisley, Sister Lucille Butler of Brookings, Oregon, nine grandchildren, Steve (Gyleen) Vickerman of Lakeview, Bret (Nikki) Vickerman of Summer Lake, Cindy (Mike) Merkley of Fallon, Nevada, Kristie Davis of Burns, Oregon, Staci Rogers of Lakeview, Kelli (Duke) Sanchez of Albany, Oregon, Shanna (Cleve) Anseth of Paisley, Jason Potter of Maricopa, Arizona, Liana (Ronnie) Sieben of Klamath Falls, Derek Shoun of Toketee Ranger Station, and Brady (Amber) Murphy of Paisley.  Then, 29 Great Grandchildren and 11 Great Great Grandchildren, Numerous nieces and nephews, and special caregiver Jody Johnston.

She was preceded in death by; her parents, Husband; Edward, Son; Len, two sisters, and 6 brothers.

A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, October 31, at 10:00 A.M. at the Paisley I.O.O.F Cemetery in Paisley, Oregon.  Memorial contributions can be made in Dorothy’s memory to the Paisley Disaster Unit P.O. Box 208, Paisley, OR 97636, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Desert Rose Funeral Chapel is overseeing the arrangements.  Condolences may be expresses or the guest book signed online at

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Graveside Service
October 31, 2020

10:00 AM
Oregon, Paisley


Paisley Disaster Unit
PO Box 208, Paisley OR 97636

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