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Jerry W. Murphy 71, formerly of Libby

by The Western News
| September 29, 2011 11:30 AM

Jerry W. Murphy, 71, passed away on

Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

Jerry has requested no services but

asks to be remembered by all who loved and respected him

Jerry was born to Fay and Dorothy

Murphy on July 17, 1940, in Washington, Iowa.

Jerry’s family eventually moved to

Wenatchee, Wash., where he graduated high school and later attended

and graduated from Washington State College.

Jerry went on to teach for 35 years in

southern California. He later received his master’s degree.

On March 15, 1997, Jerry married the

love of his life Jeri Watters.

He then retired as a school teacher and

the two of them settled in Libby where they both worked at doing

Community Theater, hiking and enjoying life with their beloved dogs

and cats.

Six years ago they relocated to Bonners

Ferry, Idaho, where they have a small pygmy goat farm.

His survivors include his loving wife

Jeri Murphy of Bonners Ferry; two step children Stacie Arguello

(and her partner Amy) of Concord, Calif., and Damon Watters of

Ventura Calif.; he is also survived by his adored grandson


He was preceded in Death by his


Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint,

Idaho, is handling the arrangements.

Persons are asked to visit Jerry’s

online memorial at and sign his guest