Margaret Murphy Traylor
March 6, 1927 – July 25, 2018
Margaret Frances (Murphy) Traylor, 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in El Paso on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Born March 6, 1927, Margaret was the oldest of four children born to Anna (Plute) Murphy and William R. Murphy of Raton, New Mexico. Margaret grew up in Raton and Clayton, New Mexico. While in school she often helped out by working in the family theater, the Luna, in Clayton. She earned her private pilot’s license at this time. Margaret married Lyman L. Traylor Jr. of El Paso in 1949. She lived in El Paso for the rest of her life. A graduate of UTEP for both undergraduate and graduate degrees, she was a high school Mathematics teacher, and later a Guidance Counselor, for the Ysleta ISD. Her career included time at Riverside, Ysleta, and Bel Air High Schools. She also taught Adult Education classes in Math and English for a number of years, in addition to Religious Education classes for several of her grandchildren. Margaret is survived by four children: Dr. Michael (Susan) Traylor of El Paso; William (Gretchen) Traylor of Las Cruces; Julie (Tim) Gray; and Jill (Tim) DeLuca, all of El Paso. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and a brother-in-law, Larry Traylor (Mary Jane) of El Paso. She was preceded in death by her husband Lyman and three siblings, Mary (Murphy) Nesbitt, Wilma (Dick) Klinefelter, and Jerry (Nancy) Murphy.In lieu of flower, memorials preferred to a charity of your choice.
- Michael Traylor, Son
- Vigil Service Tuesday, July 31, 2018
- Funeral Mass Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Margaret Murphy Traylor
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July 27, 2018
Our sincere condolences on the passing of "Aunt" Margaret. The Murphys lived just up the street from us (the Grays) in Cornwall. Bobby and I were childhood playmates and Aunt Margaret and Uncle Bob were some of my parents' (Rose and Lew Gray) best friends. I spent a lot of time in their house and loved them very much. In the attached picture Margaret and Bob are on the left, my dad (Lew Gray) is in back, next are Jo and Russ Hulse, then Dave and Fran Morris, and, in the lower right my mother (Rose Gray). Please let me know if you would like any other pictures of them including Bobby from my childhood. Sincerely, Peter and Mim Gray.