May 25, 1944April 28, 2012

Tanna L. Murr Obituary Tanna L. Murr (Higbee), beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully in her Colorado Springs home on April 28, 2012. Her family surrounded her when she passed from a long illness with lung cancer. She was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on May 25, 1944, the first of two children born to the late Elmo J. and L. Varie Higbee. Tanna graduated from Falcon High School in 1962. After graduation she worked at Farmer’s Insurance as a file clerk. She met her future husband, Robert (Bob) Murr, while on a blind date in 1963. They were married in Falcon, Colorado at her parents’ home on June 28, 1964. She loved her work as a mother, and held various jobs in food service and tax preparation during her life. Her outside interests included golf, bowling, reading, horseback riding, decorating her home, caring for her pets and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She leaves behind her devoted husband, Robert L. Murr; loving children Cindy (Robb) Rayfield of Englewood, Colorado; Wendy (Brent) Mott of Colorado Springs; precious grandchildren Andrew, Ryan, Kevin, Chase and Annika; as well as host of wonderful cousins and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents and brother, James Rand Higbee of Tampa, Florida. Celebration of Life services will take place Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 10:00am at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs. Private inurnment will take place at Memorial Gardens, Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to Pikes Peaks Hospice.



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David Hughes

June 4, 2012

Bob, I just found out. I am so sorry to hear about Tanna. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. David and Sylvia Hughes

Gordon Girod

May 14, 2012

Hi Bob,Cindy, and Wendy
Shirley and I were so sorry to hear of Tanna's passing. We wanted to go to the funeral, but we ended up with one of those can't be at two places at the same time situations. Tanna was a wonderful lady, and we have many great memories about our times together with Jobs Daughters.

Lisa Matiski

May 11, 2012

Bob, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
-Lisa Matiski (Phat Hatties)

May 10, 2012

Bob, we pain for your loss. we know how much your wife meant to you, and your loss must be devastating. We would love to help in any way we can. Please let us know if you need anything. Your friends at Phat Hatties.

Pam (Pagel) and Russell Root

May 8, 2012

Bob, Cindy, and Wendy,
I am so sorry to hear Tanna's passing. What wonderful memories we have of her and your beautiful family in those years we lived next door to you on Bonfoy Ave. Our prayers are with you in the coming days.

Winnie Murr

May 8, 2012

Dear Bob, Cindy and Wendy,
Dennie and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to you. I was one of the lucky ones who has known Tanna as first a classmate and friend then as a family member. Tanna, you were so proud of your family and Grandchildren and you did a wonderful job. We will miss you.
Dennie and Winnie

Nicole Walter

May 8, 2012

Tanna I am truly thankful that GOD put you in my life. You were such a blessing to me and the other ladies at the salon. I am going to miss pampering you, our deep talks, and laughing together. Putting all my selfishness aside I am thankful the you are not in pain anymore. I will keep your beautiful family in my thoughts and prayers. I love you Tanna and am going to miss you dearly.

Terry Henderson

May 5, 2012

Bob, Cindy and Wendy,
I am sure that I never told you how much I truly appreciated the way that you treated me. We may not have kept in touch through the years; I am terrible about that, but you all hold a very special place in my heart and helped to shape me into the person I am today. I have missed the conversations and laughs we used to share. Bob thank you for turning me onto checkers, I still enjoy reading some of the books you gave me and have passed some of your lessons on to my kids. Tana was another mother for me. I loved her smile and laugh. I always felt very welcomed in your home.
God bless you all and we look forward to seeing you all again.


Joan Kennedy

May 4, 2012

Bob, Cindy and Wendy,
So sorry to hear of Tanna's passing, but know she is feeling much better now. Tanna has been a very special person in my life for the past 10 years. She was a strong, independent woman who I loved and respected more than words can say.
Bless her gentle soul.
Joan Kennedy

Lark Haines

May 4, 2012

Dear Wendy and Family, my heart goes out to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the warm and happy memories of times you spent with your wonderful mother help you through this difficult time.