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Elizabeth McMurtry


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  • Name Elizabeth McMurtry 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I405  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of James Mitchell
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2013 

    Family Living 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 9 May 2012 
    Family ID F98  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Miscellaneous Hale County, Texas Obituaries
      m, viewed 20070320]

      Merle McMurtry
      Funeral services for Merle McMurtry, 83, will be at 11 a.m.
      Monday in College Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Don
      Robertson, pastor, officiating.
      Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.
      Mr. McMurtry died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 1998, in
      Methodist Hospital Plainview.

      He was born Jan. 1, 1915 in Silverton and moved with his
      parents to northwest Briscoe County near Vigo Park in April
      of 1917. He graduated from Tulia High School in 1933 and
      from Texas Tech in 1938 with a degree in animal husbandry.
      He was a four-year high-point man in the School of
      Agriculture and was a member of Alpha Chi Scholastic
      He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War
      He joined Vigo Park Baptist Church at the age of 11, was
      very active in the church and helped build the present
      church building. He also was active in Bible distribution
      through the American Bible Society.
      He farmed and ranched in the Vigo Park area for many years,
      was Briscoe County Conservation Farmer of the Year in 1963
      and founding director of First State Bank in Tulia. He was
      very interested in Indian tribes of New Mexico and Arizona,
      particularly their community and religious lore, arts and
      He married Rosa Lie Brown in Plainview on July 3, 1974 and
      moved to Plainview. Both of them continued their interest
      in Indian arts and crafts and lifestyles. He gave many
      programs and lectures on various Indian tribes throughout
      the Panhandle and South Plains and especially enjoyed
      making presentations to children.
      Surviving are his wife; a sister, Betty Devin of Tulia; a
      brother, Hoyse McMurtry of Lubbock; a niece, Kathryn
      McMurtry Hunt of Tulia; four nephews, Lee Devin of Tulia,
      Dr. T. Mac Devin of Clarendon, Allan McMurtry of Austin and
      Dr. Steve McMurtry of Milwaukee, Wis.; and 25 cousins.
      Pallbearers will be Lee Devin, Mac Devin, Allan McMurtry,
      Steve McMurtry, James Brown and Mark Spain.
      The family suggests memorials to The American Cancer
      Society, Boys Ranch or a favorite charity.