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Janice Laverne Murphy

November 30, 1935 – September 11, 2014

Janice Laverne Murphy was born on November 30, 1935 in Noblesville, Indiana and was the second child and eldest daughter of Will Ross and Elizabeth Glover. She passed away peacefully at home on September 11, 2014 with her family by her side.

Her early childhood was spent in in Noblesville, Indiana on the family farm. In the early 1950’s, her family settled in Englewood, Colorado where she graduated from Englewood High School. She excelled in bookkeeping and worked for Shwayder Brothers Luggage Company. In 1953, she met the love of her life, Sheldon Murphy, after a Colorado School of Mines football game, and the rest was history. Throughout their journey together, they called many places “home,” including Butte, Montana, Gilman, Colorado, Las Vegas, Nevada, Rosiclare, Illinois, and finally Grand Junction, Colorado. No matter where they landed, Janice was able to make her house a home. On September 10, 2014, Janice and Sheldon were able to celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Sheldon, three sisters, and one brother; her three children, Karen (Ronnie) Higuera of Grand Junction, David (Hilary) Murphy of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Kevin (Brenda) Murphy of Rosiclare, Illinois. She was blessed with five grandchildren, Jana (Jeremiah) Boies, Nikki (Abe) Wilson, Kim (Vishal) Trivedi, Michael (Andrea) Murphy, and Andrew Murphy, and two great-grandchildren, Corbin and Anberlin Boies. Her grandchildren were the joy of her life.

She dedicated her life to her family and loved making her home welcome to everyone. Spending quality time with her grandchildren was her delight, whether by the pool or playing board games. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years and loved sharing stories about Jesus with preschoolers. Recently, her favorite pastimes were watching sports on TV, working on crossword puzzles, and entering sweepstakes.

Everyone will miss her wonderful smile, witty humor, and the love she showed to all those around her.

Memorial services will be held Monday, September 15th at 11:00 AM at Canyon View Vineyard Chapel.

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