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Robert O Murray

Born: 7/7/1936, Vernal, Utah
Death: 2/22/2019, Moab, Utah
Service: 03/04/3029, 11:00 am, Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Interment: 043/04/2019, 11:45 am, , Sunset Memorial Gardens

Dr. Robert O. Murray, 82, passed away February 22, 2019 at his home in Moab.

Robert was born July 7, 1936 in Maeser, Utah to Glenn and Marinda ďRinĒ Hall Murray. Bob graduated from Uintah High School in Vernal, Utah. He was student body president, played football, wrestled, ran track, and many other activities. He graduated from University of Utah in 1959 and graduated from George Washington Medical School in 1963. He received an award for outstanding student in anatomy. He married Mary Ann Nikles June 8, 1963 in Bath, Pennsylvania. They moved to Salt Lake City to finish his residency and then went in to the US Air Force in 1964 where he served as a flight surgeon. While in Salt Lake City they had a son Christopher Dale Murray born March 2, 1964. They were later stationed in Amarillo, Texas for 2 years.

He practiced in Craig, Colorado for 8 years before moving to Moab. During his medical practice he was known for delivering many, many babies. During his time in Moab he became known as one of the 3 Mís. They were Dr. Mayberry, Munsey and Murray. Dr. Murray and Mary Ann were married for 55 years.

He is survived by his wife Mary Ann of Moab; son Christopher of Los Angeles, California; brother Bill Murray of Vernal, UT; Sisters Deanna (Kent) MCCurdy, Saralyn (Rick) Rogers, Mary (Levi) Smuin all from Vernal, Utah Marinda (Mac) Ross of Moab, and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Merial Petersen, Betty Ann Murray; brothers Joe Murray and David Murray all of Vernal.

At Bobís request cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held on March 4, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Military Rites. Memorial donations can be made in his name to Moab Regional Hospital or to the charity of your choice.


Mary Ann we would like to send our love and sympathy to you and to Chris.
It is always so hard to lose those we love.
Love, Bill and Inalyn
- Bill & Inalyn

Mary Ann it's been 34 years since we moved from Moab and saw you and Bob last. You were both a huge part of the fond memories we have of the 3 1/2 years we lived there at the golf course. Bob was our family doctor and such a caring man. And my youngest son, Colter, was one of the many babies he delivered. I'm so sorry for your loss.
- Joanne Kennedy

Dr Murray was a wonderful man. He will be missed by many. Thankful for my three beautiful children he brought into this world. May he RIP and may God give comfort and peace to his family.

- Doraleen & Narshel Day

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