May 9, 1928 – April 29, 2019
Laura Lou (Whinery) Murray, 90 of Palisade, Co. passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 at Community Hospital. She was born May 9, 1928 in Belleview, New Mexico the daughter of Jack and Edith (Evans) Whinery. Laura spent her childhood in Pie Town, New Mexico, graduated high school there and then went on to attend Southeast Bible College in Waxahatchee, Texas. She was also a resident of Grand Junction, Co., Sacramento, CA., and Mesa, AZ., Parma, Idaho. During her working career she was a preschool director, telephone operator, and Foster Parent. She was a member of the Palisade First Baptist Church and the VFW Auxiliary in Clifton. Her interests included Bible Study and writing poetry. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lafe Murray, and brothers AJ and Lawrence Whinery; sisters Velva Kosakowski and Wanda Whinery. Survivors include sons Lafe Murray Jr. of Burlington, Co., Lawrence Ray Murray and Nathaniel Murray of Sacramento, CA.; a daughter Suzie Boyavitch of Seattle, WA.; a son in law Ken Boyavitch of Seattle, WA. ; also a number of foster children whom she loved; a brother Floyd Whinery of Clifton, CO.; sisters Rose Avery of Palisade, CO. and Jean Herron of Grand Junction, CO.; 16 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, numerous step grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Palisade First Baptist Church, 103 W. 5th Street in Palisade. Memorial contributions may be made to the Palisade First Baptist Church for the Awana Program in Laura’s name.
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A Memorial Service
Saturday, May 11, 2019