Ellsworth Lee Murphy
1922 – 2015
Ellsworth Lee Murphy was granted his Angel wings on Thursday, August 13th, 2015. His final days were spent surrounded by his beloved family and friends at the Hamlets; son Michael, daughter Pam (Lino) Endrizzi, daughter Angela Guile, seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Ellsworth was born March 23rd, 1922 in Elk City Kansas, son of Persis and Clarence Murphy. Ellsworth or “Ells” as his siblings called him, met the love of his life Alfreda Davis at Church, when she was a young girl of sixteen. One year and one day later on March 23rd, 1941 they were happily married. In 1963 Alfreda and Ellsworth opened Murphy’s Sun Valley Ranch in Revelstoke, where they forged many wonderful, life-long adopted family and friends.
In loving memory of Ellsworth a Celebration of Life will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2165 Parkcrest Ave., Kamloops, on Saturday, August 29th at 11:30am. Following the reception, Ellsworth will join his wife Alfreda at Hillside Cemetery. There will be a public viewing on Friday, August 28th from 7pm-9m, in the Rosewood Room at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive.
Memorial donations in Ellsworth’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 300-828 West 8th Ave. Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 111-450 Lansdowne St., Kamloops V2C 1Y3. Flowers are also welcome.
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