RUPERT • Don Reid Murray, 73, of Rupert, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at his home while battling cancer.
Don was born Oct. 23, 1938, in Paul, Idaho, to Vernon and Mae Gunnell Murray. He has lived in various places but has always ended up in Rupert. Don obtained a degree in geography in 1965 and served in the Air Force from 1956 to 1960. In 1971, he married Corinne Knopp. For most of his life, Don worked in the potato industry. He also served as commander in the Rupert American Legion Post No. 10 for several years. Don also enjoyed being a rock hound, making jewelry, going on four-wheeler trips, along with fishing and hunting; most of all, he enjoyed being a grandfather.
Don is survived by his wife, Corinne; his children, Chellie Laughlin of Sapula, Okla., and Erica Delgado of Caldwell, Idaho; two stepchildren, Todd Summers of Brooking, S.D., and Stacey (Robert) Boone of Caldwell, Idaho; seven grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Jordan, Tarik Boone; Faith Delgado; Natasha and Kenneth Summers; one sister, Maxine DeVitt of Salt Lake City, Utah; and many nieces and nephews.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jack Murray.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Paul Congregational Church. Interment will follow at the Paul Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hansen Mortuary Rupert Chapel and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Don’s family would like to thank Dr. Dac Johnson, Dr. Margo Saunders, Minidoka Memorial Hospital staff, Minidoka Home Health and Hospice and their staff.
Any memorial contributions may be sent to Birthright of Rupert, 630 Fifth St., Rupert, ID 83350, or to Minidoka Home Health and Hospice, 1224 Eighth St., Rupert, ID 83350.