Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary & Cemetery

800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV


Sandra Sue Murphy

January 29, 1945December 25, 2019

Sandra Sue Arnold-Murphy, 74, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 in Henderson, NV, Sandy was born January 29, 1945 in Danville, Illinois. She attended Missouri Baptist Nurses Training, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and was later employed at the TWA Reservations Center St. Louis. She transferred to the TWA Reservation Center Los Angeles, loved traveling- especially to Hawaii, met and married Frank Murphy in 1985. Sandra and Frank moved to Henderson Nevada where she opened her very successful bead shop with the support of her very good friends and work team.

Sandra was preceded in death by her husband Frank Murphy. Survivors include Frank’s son Travis J. Murphy and daughter Dyan L. Naylor. She was the beloved sister of Jerry B. Arnold, Dennis J. Arnold, Robert J. Arnold, Douglas A. Arnold and Judy L. Arnold-Sekularac.

Cremation rites were arranged by Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary. Information from the family regarding the burial of the cremains will follow.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Sandra Murphy Memorial Fund at the American Stroke Foundation http://www2.heart.org/goto/SMurphy

She will be missed.

If you wish to contact Sandy’s family please email murphy@arnoldwebdev.com


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Valerie Catallozzi

January 14, 2020

As a frequent visitor to Bead Jungle, I’ve known Sandy since 2012; and I’m so very sad to have lost such a great and special lady. Sandy had so many talents and brought together a community of beaders and friends in her shop. She will be greatly missed.

Arlene Bell

January 13, 2020

I will miss Sandy's smile when I walked in the shop. We talked a lot about our personal lives and I felt more like a friend than just a customer. She was a great lady; kind and funny. I will miss her sarcastic, but funny remarks.

Sandy had a great personality and made me laugh and lifted my spirits when I needed it. She always made her customers feel welcomed.

She will be missed by everyone.

kendra davis

January 9, 2020

To all our TWA friends and family,
Do you all recall our fun Halloween days at TWA in costume and Sandy in some pretty fantastic outfits....remember the 4 Svc Section girls in nun's garb, the famous Ayatolla Khomeni - (the who no one in the office could figure out- until someone identified her hands - Sandy!) and her Kermit the frog to my Ms.Piggy....so many fun memories of a wonderful friend!
Wish I had those pictures in my files!

Susan Barrett

January 9, 2020

Sandy gave me the opportunity as an instructor to share my love of beading. I taught at her store for many years and made lots of friends. She was always very supportive and gave me what I needed to succeed. I was proud to teach at such a beautiful store. I was very fond of her husband Frank, too, and I’m happy to know that they are back together.

Lynn Stone

January 9, 2020

Sandy was a hard lady to get to know. I struggled at first but decided to push through and get to know her. I was glad I did because I learned she was a wonderful lady with a good heart. Always greeted me with a smile. RIP dear sweet lady.

Deanna Littlefield

January 6, 2020

A lovely lady, RIP Sandy

Kendra & Peter Blows

January 5, 2020

Our hearts go out to all of Sandy's family in this time of sadness.
Sandy did have a wonderful life and many accomplishments and leaves many friends across the country. We are so happy she was able to have her greatest wish come to pass with many happy days in her place in Hawaii.
Her wit was sharp and sarcastic at times....but those of us that got her "got her!" She had a great heart and compassion! We will miss her greatly and remember her with great fondness and love.
Please remember everyone to love your family and friends, and tell them often!

Judy Sekularac

January 5, 2020

We miss you.