Alphabetical Alumni
Murdock, Royal  [or Joseph Royal]

Murdock, Royal [or Joseph Royal]
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Royal and 2 Murdock

BY Academy High School Commercial Class of 1903 (final BYA class year - the next year, BYH). Royal J. Murdock of Heber, Utah, graduated from the Commercial Class on Tuesday, May 26, 1903, in College Hall. Source 1: Program, BYA Commercial Class 1903. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: BYA High School Class of 1903. Royal J. Murdock also received a Certificate in Bookkeeping in 1903. Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 44. ~ ~ ~ ~ Board of Trustees, 1909 to 1932. Joseph Royal Murdock was born on August 11, 1858 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His parents were Nymphas Coridon Murdock and Sarah Melissia Barney. He first married Margaret Ashbridge Wright on November 18, 1878 in Salt Lake City. He second married Susan Ann Lynch on September 8, 1926, in Salt Lake City. He died May 26, 1931 in Salt Lake City. Interment, Heber City, Utah. Joseph Royal Murdock was one of the signers of the Utah Constitution in 1895. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYH Class of 1903. Royal J. Murdock of Heber, Utah, a High School student, BYU [& BYH] Class of 1903 Listing of Fourth Year Students (seniors). Source: Brigham Young Academy & Normal Training School, Catalogues & Announcements, for 29th Academic Year, 1904-1905, p. 174. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS SON'S OBITUARY: Stephen Royal Murdock, 84, died May 6, 1995 in St. George, Utah. Born January 16, 1911 in Provo, Utah, to Royal Joseph and Virginia Chipman Murdock. He married Virginia Madsen in 1936 and their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. She died January 19, 1987. He married Elza Watkins Lee March 6, 1987 in the St. George LDS Temple. He was owner and operator of American Oil Distributorship in American Fork. He was a High Priest in the LDS Church and had served a mission to England. He was also a charter member of the Lion's Club.He is survived by his wife of Orem; a son, Paul and wife, Deanna Murdock, of American Fork; and a daughter, Cheryl Murdock (Craig) Farrell (BYH Class of 1966), of Smithfield, Utah; three stepchildren, Mrs. Hugh (Deanna) Haws, Riverton; E.J. Lee, Murray; Mrs. Craig (Linda) Smith, Pleasant Grove; 24 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Preston (Maurine) Hughes, Spanish Fork. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday in the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial, American Fork Cemetery. [Deseret News, Tuesday, May 9, 1995]

Murdock, William Preston

Murdock, William Preston
Jackson, California US

William & Elizabeth Murdock

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1908. William P. Murdock. He received a Normal Diploma. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 159. ~ ~ ~ ~ William P. Murdock was born on February 5, 1882 in Heber, Utah. His parents were William Henry Murdock and Melissa Baum Murdock. He married Elizabeth Ann Page on June 11, 1909 in Salt Lake City, Utah. William P. Murdock died on July 9, 1926 in Jackson, Amador County, California. His interment, Heber, Utah. Age in May of 1908: 26.

Murphy, Gayle Lynn

Murphy, Gayle Lynn
Orem, Utah US

Gayle and Kaye Cornaby

Class of 1969 ~ H. Gayle Murphy. She attended BYH until 1967, where she made many friends. She transferred to Provo High School, where she graduated in 1969. She married Kaye Cornaby. Her brother is Joel Murphy, BYH Class of 1967. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Gayle Lynn Murphy Cornaby passed away Saturday morning, February 21st, 2009, after a courageous 7-year battle with cancer and Cushing disease. She had just celebrated her 58th birthday on Thursday surrounded by family, neighbors and co-workers. She was born on the 19th of February 1951 in Provo, Utah to Joseph Robison Murphy and Loneta Mangus Murphy and then moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where her family resided until 1961. The family spent the next 15 summers residing in Yellowstone Park where Gayle's father served as a Ranger Naturalist. She attended elementary school in Lincoln and Orem after the family returned to Utah. Gayle attended BY High through 1967 and then graduated from Provo High in 1969. She began her career at age 21 at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center as a unit secretary in the mother-baby department and served there faithfully for 37 years until the time of her death. She was grateful to her supervisors for allowing her to continue there during many months of chemotherapy during the last few years. Gayle married Kaye Cornaby in 1971 and they were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1978. They have lived in both Provo and Orem where they raised 3 children: son Brandon (wife Cindy), son Brice (Stacey) and daughter Breann (Derek Olsen). Gayle was extremely proud of her 10 grandchildren and loved to spend time with them in her home whenever possible. She loved to travel with her family and continued a tradition of annual trips to Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks with all the grandkids and many times her siblings and extended family members. Her favorite retreat during the last few years has been to Palm Springs, California to spend winter days relaxing in the warm sunshine at the home of her brother David and his partner Glenn Texeira - whom she considered "another brother." Her hobbies were photography and family and she devoted all of her spare time to recording their activities and then sharing these memories with others. In addition to her husband Kaye, children and grandchildren, she is survived by her: brothers Joel (Sharon), Robert, David (Glenn ), Phil (Miriam) Murphy; sister-in-law Dawn (Bill) Aaron, mother-in-law Dorris Cornaby, and sister-in-laws Colleen (Charles) Jarvis and Collette Thomas, uncles Don Murphy, LeRoy Mangus, Wally Mangus, and aunts Rebecca Sutton and Jewell Hepworth. She has numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who have been a tremendous source of love and strength for her over the years. She was preceded in death by a grandson Dustin, both parents Joe and Loneta, and all of her grandparents. Her "extended family" has been her co-workers at UVRMC who have shown love and compassion toward her during her final stages of this difficult journey. The family also wishes to express our deepest gratitude to Dr. Wendy Breyer and her entire staff at the IHC Cancer facility in American Fork for their tender care for Gayle. Funeral services for Gayle will be Thursday, February 26, 2009, at 11 am at the Heather Ridge 1st Ward Chapel, 450 E. 2000 North in Orem. Viewing will be at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 E. 800 North in Orem on Wednesday, the 25, from 6 to 8 pm and from 9 - 10:30 am at the chapel the morning of the services. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.walkerfamilymortuary.com

Murphy, Joel
669 S. Mohawk Lane
Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062-3209 US

Joel and Sharon Murphy
  • Cell: 801-404-1199
  • Home: 801-785-7099

Class of 1967. Joel Murphy. Spanish Club, Ski Club, Science Club, Wildcat Yearbook Sports Editor, Football, Wrestling, Seminary Graduate, Class Senator. Joel is a son of Joseph R. Murphy (BYU '51) and Loneta Murphy. Joel's siblings: Gayle Murphy (BYH Class of 1969) Cornaby; Robert Murphy (BYH Class of 1971); David Murphy (Provo HS '73); and Phil Murphy (Timpview HS '80). Joel received a BA in Communications from BYU in 1972. He served in the US Army Reserves 328th Gen. Hospital 1969-1976. He was employed by The Naturalist, MiniWorld Infantwear, and Chuck Peterson VW-Audi 1972 - 1982. Joel became a part-time auto wholesaler 1986 - present. Government and major Account Rep for AT&T Wireless, Nextel and Sprint 1988-2007; Wireless Telecom Administrator for XanGo.LLC. February 2007 to present. Joel married Sharon (Provo HS '67), and they have three daughters: Jennifer, Natalie, Ashleigh. They have 4 grandchildren, another due in December 2007. Civic interests: VP of Backcountry Horsemen of Utah / Utah County Chapter; and founding board member of the Utah Western Heritage Foundation, an affiliate member of the Utah State Historical Society. Joe is a part-time "cowboy" (3 horses) and wagon train organizer: Mormon Wagon Train '97; '49er Wagon Trek '99; Spanish Fork to Kanab 2000; and Provo to Mountain Meadows 2001 (first wagon train to camp on site since massacre of 1857) -- all of these via horseback. Joel can be found on any weekend at one of several sections of the Great Western Trail in the canyons of the Wasatch Front, High Uintas, or the red rock country of the San Rafael Swell. Joel was one of the organizers of the 35th Year Reunion of the Class of 1967 in 2002. He has organized the horse-back activity for the 40th Year Reunion on August 18, 2007. @2007 @2007

Murphy, Patricia
78635 Naples Drive
La Quinta, California 92253 US

Pat Hartman
  • Work: (760) 200-1022

Class of 1960 ~ Honorary. Patricia Murphy. Attended in 1957, she participated in Ski Club and BYJrH Music. She married _______ Hartman. BYU BS Business Education/Administrative Management 1966. BYU Hawaii 1991. @2007

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