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Published February 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Patricia Murphy

Memorial services for Patricia Murphy, age 82, of Lemmon, SD were held on Monday, February 18, 2013 at the Prince of Peace Chapel of the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon, SD.

Patricia (Durey) Murphy was born in Delaware County, IA, on July 22, 1930 to William O. and Gertrude E. (Gienapp) Durey. Pat went to grade school and high school in Springfield MN where she graduated as valedictorian with a 4.0 grade point average. Pat then attended Iowa State University. While in college she was a member and president of Kappa Delta social sorority and was inducted into Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Lambda Theta, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Omicron Nu and Mortar Board, all honor societies. She completed the bachelor's degree with a major in Home Economics Education June, 1952. She and Stan Murphy were married in September. Stan served a tour of duty as a 2nd Lt. in the Army Artillery and was stationed in Augsburg, Germany.

Patricia Murphy

Memorial services for Patricia Murphy, age 82, of Lemmon, SD were held on Monday, February 18, 2013 at the Prince of Peace Chapel of the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon, SD.

Patricia (Durey) Murphy was born in Delaware County, IA, on July 22, 1930 to William O. and Gertrude E. (Gienapp) Durey. Pat went to grade school and high school in Springfield MN where she graduated as valedictorian with a 4.0 grade point average. Pat then attended Iowa State University. While in college she was a member and president of Kappa Delta social sorority and was inducted into Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Lambda Theta, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Omicron Nu and Mortar Board, all honor societies. She completed the bachelor's degree with a major in Home Economics Education June, 1952. She and Stan Murphy were married in September. Stan served a tour of duty as a 2nd Lt. in the Army Artillery and was stationed in Augsburg, Germany.

Pat enrolled in the Graduate School at the University of Minnesota in 1965 and completed the Master's Degree in 1967 and the Ph.D. in Education in 1969. After earning the degree, she accepted the position of Associate Professor of Home Economics Education at North Dakota State University, earned tenure and was promoted to Professor, then was Associate Dean of the College of Home Economics, then Dean of the School of Education, and the last 6 years at NDSU was Dean of Assessment and Institutional Research.

While at NDSU, Pat received the Faculty Lectureship Award in 1977, the highest award given to a faculty member. Pat served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, on the Board of Directors of the Association of Colleges and Schools of Education in State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, and on the Board of Directors for the American Home Economics Association. She was a Consultant-Evaluator for the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, served as team member and team chair for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, served on the North Dakota Professional Practices Commission, was chair of the North Dakota Program Approval Board, served as President of the North Dakota Association of Teacher Educators, and also as President of the North Dakota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. As a faculty member and administrator she taught both graduate and undergraduate courses.

Her research interests were focused on teaching styles, student learning and curriculum development. Major publications included "Consumer Education Curriculum Modules – A Spiral Process Approach" (5 volumes), Teaching for Employability, Student Academic Achievement in Graduate Programs, Assessing Student Achievement in General Education Outcomes, and Beyond Grades and "Satisfactory" in Assessing Learning.

After almost 30 years at NDSU, Pat retired in December, 1997, and moved with Stan to Lemmon, SD, where Stan had purchased a ranch and a house in Lemmon.

Patricia passed away on Wednesday evening, February 13, 2013 at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, ND.

She is survived by her husband, Stan Murphy, Lemmon, SD; three sons, Kenton Murphy, Denver, CO, Scott Murphy, Billings, MT and Kevin (Robin) Murphy, Seattle, WA; three sisters, Mary Poole, Denver, CO, Nancy (David) Glusker, South China, ME and Kay (Terry) Johnson, Cherry Hills Village, CO.

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