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Recitation of the Rosary

Monday January 28th, 2019

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Mass of Christian Burial

St. James Catholic Church
Tuesday January 29th, 2019

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Cheryl Murphy

Cheryl Diane Murphy brought joy and laughter to everyone in her life, which ended on January 23, 2019. A retired teacher, Cheryl spent over 30 years inspiring and motivating her students with wit and wisdom.
Cheryl was never afraid to stand up for justice and speak her mind to authority. A voracious reader and published author, she always knew the right thing to say. Cheryl was easy to surprise, but always had a quick comeback to bring a smile. A visit with Cheryl always involved a tour of her latest beautiful sewn creation, and often a gentle song on the harp. Cheryl was active at St. James Catholic Church in Davis, brightening both the gardens and banners.
Cheryl will be fondly remembered by many; especially her husband John, sisters Carol Nellen and Martha Santiago, Budd and Patti Davis of Tucson, AZ, Chuck and Char Davis of Browns Valley, CA, and daughter Mary Dailey.
A Rosary will be recited Monday, January 28th at 7:00 PM at Smith Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, January 29th at 11:00 AM at St. James Catholic Church, followed by a potluck reception.

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You're entirely bonkers. But, all the best people are! Love, Russ and Chris

Jan 28 2019 12:00 AM

Mom loved hot chocolates with extra whipped cream. She knew the name of every type of cloud, could bring any plant back to health, and loved the rain. She loved teaching and worked so hard to give every student what they needed. She was a talented artist and loving mom..

Mary Jan 26 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cheryl Murphy

Walt & Marija Bunter Jan 25 2019 12:00 AM

In the hospital just before Christmas --Cheryl wearing her elf hat. She had a little boy totally believing she was straight from Santa's workshop. That's Cheryl.

Jan Rosenberger Jan 25 2019 12:00 AM