Copied from the original newspaper by Researcher E. Rowley

The Goldendale Sentinel - July 9, 1942

Cora Ethel [McMurry/McMurray] Spoon


"Cora Ethel McMurry was born near Waverly, Nebraska, December 18, 1879. With her parents she went to the mining town of Ouray, Colorado, living there until the month of May, 1889, coming to Bickleton, this county, with her mother, stepfather, brothers and sisters. She died June 30, 1942 in Goldendale.

She received her education in the schools of Colorado and Klickitat county.

On September 11, 1904, she was united in marriage with Roy M. Spoon at Bickleton. To this union were born one son, Orville Kenneth, now of Portland, Oregon, and three daughters, Lilliam and Muriel of Goldendale, and Norma Moore of Seattle.

She has been a member of the Rebekah Lodge for nearly forty years. During her membership she was decorated as a Past Grand and presented with a Veteran's Jewel.

From very early years she was a faithful member of the Methodist church and devoted her tireless effects to the Ladies Aid and Sunday school. Hers was a truly Christian life whose influence was widespread.

She leaves to mourn her passing, besides her immediate family, one brother, Olin L. McMurry of Yakima, one sister, Gertrude Jordan of Seattle, one granddaughter, Ann Spoon of Seattle, and two grandsons, Michael and Richard Moore of Seattle, and numerous nephews and nieces, many other relatives, and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon. July 3, at 2 p.m. from the Phillips Funeral Home, Rev. C.J. Hall of the Methodist church, officiating. Interment was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Goldendale.

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