Gerald Eugene Murphy, 23, Rt 2, Box 42AA, Monmouth, died Thursday, Sept 9, when he fell from a railroad trestle while working near Florence.
Born in Corvallis, he graduated from Central High School in 1966. Surviving are parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Murphy, Monmouth; son Gerald, Falls City; grandmothers, Mrs. Bessie Raines, Independence and Mrs. Mae Locke, Remer, Minn; sisters, Mrs. Elma Bice, Monmouth, Mr.s Elyn Fitzgerald, Bremerton, Wash, Mrs. Evelyn Goodwin, Albany, Mrs. Eunice Clooten, Oregon City, Mrs. Emelie Mouser,
Gilchrist, and Elaine Murphy, Salem; brother, Patrick Gilchrist. Graveside services were 10:30 am Tuesday, Sept 14 at English Cemetery, Monmouth, under direction of Parmenter mortuary, Independence, Lynnton Elwell officiating.
Independence Enterprise Herald, Thursday, 16 Sep 1971, 5:1