Timothy Murray

May 1, 2018
Murray, Timothy b


11 a.m. Monday, May 7, at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel


1 hour prior to services at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel


May be directed to the family


Timothy Brian Murray, 62, of Elk Run Heights, died Tuesday, May 01, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

He was born August 12, 1955, in Charles City, son of John Murray Sr. and Darlene Nordman (Jack) Trenary. He married Sandy Voshell on August 18th, 2012, in Waterloo.

Timothy served in the US Navy from 1972 until retiring in 1992 with a rank as an Aviation Storekeeper Petty Officer 2nd Class. He owned his own business Big T Painting. Timothy enjoyed woodworking, bowling, golf, fishing, and spending time with his family.  

Survived by: his wife; seven children, Jeff (Michelle) Murray, of Des Moines, Christopher Murray, of Waterloo, Elizabeth (Michael) Theilen, of Cedar Falls, Misty (Andrea) Murray, of Keystone, Brian Murray, of Waterloo, Danielle (Matt) Haag, of Sheffield, and Justin Fain, of Arcata, CA; twelve grandchildren, Brandon and Brittany Theilen, Shawn, Autumn, and Austin Murray, Tanner, Mya, and Blaiden Braun, Braelin Haag, Addison Murray, Jessica Paterno, and Jade Gladson; one greatgrandchild on the way, A’marah; his mother, Darlene Trenary, of Waterloo; three siblings, Sandy (Larry) Alger, John (MarySue) Murray, and Kathy (Denny) Smith; three nieces and three nephews; and ten great nieces, and three great nephews.

Preceded by: his father, stepfather; mother and father in law, Louise and Boyd Voshell; as well as Debra Jenkins Murray.

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  1. Nick Makris | May 04, 2018

    A Sailor's Prayer

    Dear Lord, I'm just a sailor A protector of our land
    A servant called to battle, when my country took a stand
    I prayed for strength and courage, and a heart that would forgive
    For peace and understanding, in a world for all to live.
    Now my family's prayers are with me, no matter where I roam
    Forgive me my transgressions and return me to my home.

    May the wind be always at your back and the sun shining on your face.
    Farewell my friend and shipmate, You will be missed.

  2. Vicky Skillman | May 04, 2018

    My deepest condolences to the Murray Family. I'm the stepdaughter of his sister Sandy and a fellow Shipmate. I never had the chance to meet Tim and his family but nonetheless, I'm thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers! Fair Winds and Following Seas PO2 Murray and Thank You for Your Service Sir!

    Sincerely, Vicky Skillman

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