Dorothy Merrifield Murray, 93, was born in Milton-Freewater on Jan. 14, 1918. She was the daughter of John J. and Mabel Merrifield of Milton-Freewater. A lifelong resident of Oregon, she graduated from Mac-Hi in June 1932. Dorothy moved to the Oregon coast in 1989 to be near her family, where she passed away peacefully Sept. 21, 2011.
Dorothy was an avid cook, food consultant, author and loved to entertain family and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by Kenneth D. Murray in 2008 and her husband Howard S. Murray in 1984.
She is survived by her son Lynn Murray and daughter-in-law Janis Murray of Cannon Beach, Ore.; grandchildren, David Murray, Beth Ann Murray Lincoln of Milton-Freewater, Kristin Murray Cohran and Jeremy Cohran of Mesa, Ariz.; great-grandchildren, Jennifer Murray Smith of Walla Walla, Jacob Murray and Zachary Lincoln of Milton-Freewater, Jocelyn Cohran and Kaden Cohran of Mesa; and a great-great-grandchild, Makenye Smith of Walla Walla.
As per her request no services are planned. Donations can be made to Shriner Hospital.