Dennis Eugene Murdock

February 12, 1941December 28, 2020

Dennis Eugene Murdock, age 79, of Portland, OR passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020. Dennis was born in Ogden, UT to Parley and Uvada Murdock.

Dennis graduated from Grangeville High School in 1959 in Grangeville, ID. After high school Dennis joined the Carpenters Union and married his high-school sweetheart, Gay McIntire. In 1964, Dennis moved his small family to Portland, OR where the carpentry business was booming. Dennis and his family thrived in Oregon.

An avid outdoors man, Dennis enjoyed hunting, fishing, archery, boating, water skiing, riding his quad, and camping with his family. Later in life Dennis and Gay took up snow skiing. They purchased an RV and traveled around Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Wyoming until Gay’s passing in 2013.

Dennis is preceded in death by his wife, Gay Murdock (McIntire) of 54 years (2013); parents Parley and Uvada Murdock (Oram); sister Trena Leinweber (Murdock); half-sister Lois RaNae Allred Phillips (Murdock), and half-sister Shirlene Rogers (Murdock).

He is survived by his three daughters Tammy McPherson, Christine Donahue (Joe), and Cynthia Jennings; grandchildren Nicholas (Melissa) Krueger, Ashleigh McPherson, Lauren Krueger and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Dennis was a skilled carpenter. Over the years he worked for several prominent contracting firms in the Portland area including Todd, Hoffman, DPR, and others. In October of 2003 he retired from Schommer and Sons. Dennis was a life long member of the Carpenters Union and had 60 years vested with them at his passing.

Dennis firmly believed in learning new skills. He was very active in training programs sponsored by the Willamette Carpenters Union and the Associated General Contractors of America. His commitment to continuing his training throughout his career is why we are asking that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Willamette Carpenters Training Center in his name.

Checks should be made out to Willamette Carpenters Training Center and mailed to: Willamettte Carpenters Training Center 4222 NE 158th Ave. Portland, OR 97230 Attn: Jeff Jewell

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Murdock family.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, February 27, 2021


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Mary McIntire

February 8, 2021

I have the best childhood memories of uncle Denny and Aunt Gay camping and boating with us. I will cherish those memories forever. My deepest condolences to the rest of the family. My heart is with you all.

Cindi Brown

February 7, 2021

Cyndi, myself and her mom and Dad went crabbing together. I didn’t know that the crabs would scream when you threw them in boiling water, so I started crying😂 poor Dennis didn’t know whether to laugh or comfort me. I think laughing won out😂😂 Many wonderful memories❤️