Patricia MurphyMemorial 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.