Roy Silas Murphy
August 16, 1924 – September 9, 2020
Roy Silas Murphy passed away at the age of 96 following a brief illness. He was born to Albert and Bonnita in Atwater, California. He was the first of seven children. The family moved soon after his birth to Granite Falls, Washington.
He moved several times after that, to California, New Mexico and eventually came back to make his homestead in Washington State with his new wife Agnes. During this time he answered the call to serve his Country and joined the United States Navy.
His career as a Electrical Engineer in Aeronautics lead him to work for Northrop Aircraft Inc. which would later become Boeing Aerospace. He retired in his 50's and was able to work on building homes, boats and even worked on building his own private airplanes. He loved spending his time and passing on his talents of working with his hands and creating amazing electronic circuits and wiring with his grandchildren. He instilled hard work, integrity and a wealth of knowledge to his two grandsons and his granddaughter. He was a stubborn man at times, but fair. He came from, and maintained humble beginnings. These ideals are something his family will strive to continue to pass on to generations to come.
He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 69 years Agnes, his son Alan and his daughter Diane, his parents and four of his siblings.
He leaves behind his sisters; Hazel and Mable, his grandsons Kyle Peters, Nick Peters and his fiancé Alicia and granddaughter Kelli Brown and her husband Justin. Along with his great grandson's Conner and Dylan and great granddaughter Cailin.
The family is hoping to hold a Celebration of his Life in the summer of 2021.