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Cornelia J. “Ginger” Murphy

Modified: Monday, May 13th, 2013

Cornelia J. “Ginger” Murphy
Cornelia J. “Ginger” Murphy died in Lincoln City, May 4, 2013. She was born January 20, 1922 in San Diego, CA.

Ginger worked for Ryan and Consolidated Aircraft during WWII in San Diego, CA. After the war she drove a cab for the Yellow Cab Co and taught defensive driving to private students. In the 60’s and part of the 70’s she ran a mobile food catering service and at that time owned and operated a beer and food bar with her husband, Bernie, with a western band. The name of the bar was as “Murphy’s Leprechaun” located in Johnstown, CA.

Her early interests were in competitive sports as a young girl became the fastest runner in grade school. She also enjoyed aerobatics, swimming and later bowling. Ginger had also worked for Eastern State Hospital many years ago.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Townsend, WA. A lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. Post #7498, Port Hadlock, WA. In 1995 she and her husband joined St. Augustine Church in Lincoln City, OR.

She was very concerned and supported many animal rights organizations. She also fought for the rights of elderly, young and abused.

Ginger was predeceased by her husband, Bernie; her father, Ralph Jerman; mother, Isabel Bellman; 2 sisters Pearl Gill and Mary Bell Troyer. Ginger is survived by 2 brothers-in-law; Eddie Murphy and Jimmy Murphy as well as many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in San Diego, CA on May 21, 2013.

A memorial service will be conducted on May 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with a reception to follow at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Lincoln City, OR.

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