Howard O. Murray

Born: Fri., Aug. 22, 1924
Died: Fri., Mar. 22, 2013


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Mar. 26, 2013
Location: Mountain Heights Baptist Church


Graveside Service

3:00 PM Tue., Mar. 26, 2013
Location: Howard Cemetery


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Howard O. Murray, 88  passed away March 22, 2013 at his home in Buena Vista, Co. after a lengthy illness.  Howard was born Aug. 22, 1924 near Neosho, Mo to Thomas & Martha (Clark) Murray.  He was seventh of nine siblings.  He married Carinna Winchester on Oct. 7, 1944 in Denver, Co and they had four children:  Judy (Don) Spangler from Ohio, Darrell (Marsha) Murray , Garell (Susan) Murray of Cleveland, Ok and James (Alisa) Murray of Buena Vista, Co.  
Howard retired from Texaco refinery in Tulsa, Ok in 1982 and the following year moved to Howard, Co and started Howard's Saddle Shop.  He sold his saddle shop in 1994, married Madelyn Parsons in 1995 and moved to Buena Vista, Co.  Howard was preceded in death by his first wife Carinna, brothers Clifford, Ivan, Bob and Garland, sisters Ruth, Mildred ad Hazel.  His only living sibling Irene Lives in Neosho, Mo.
Howard is survived by his four children and their spouses, two step children, 14 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.  He was a member of the Cotopaxi Community Church and Mt, Heights Baptist Church.  
Service will be held Tues. Mar. 26, 2013 at 11:00 am at Mt. Heights Baptist Church, 28390 County Road 317, Buena Vista, Co.  Following lunch at the church, graveside service will be at 3:00 pm at Howard Cemetery in Howard, Co.
Memorial donations may be made in Howard's name to Mt. Heights Baptist Church,  PO Box 786, Buena Vista, Co. 81211 or Living Waters Hospice, 301 Highway 24 North, PO Box 5007, Buena Vista, Co 81211.

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Irene Martin, Ron and Shirley Carter, Mark and Sarah Martin
   Posted Mon March 25, 2013
You are very much in our Thoughts and Prayers. Howard will be sorely missed.

shawn keeler
   Posted Mon March 25, 2013
Im sorry to hear of your loss. I didn't know Mr. Murray but he shared about a two hour story with me of his past working on a wheat thrasher just like the one that was at a auction we were at in Buena Vista.I really enjoyed listening and I thing he enjoyed talking about his past. I still have a knife sheath that he made when he still had the saddle shop in Howard that I caring when I go hunting. Shawn& Kathie Keeler

Dave and Tammy Gisel
   Posted Mon March 25, 2013
Tammy and I wish to extend our sympathy to all of Howard's family. We are sorry we could not make it to the funeral. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

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