Margaret L. “Meg” Murray, 94, of Ione died, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Heppner Masonic Cemetery.
She was born on July 12, 1926 at Salmon Creek, Washington, the daughter of George and Gertrude Hollingsworth Gwin. Meg was raised and attended school at Newberg, Oregon. After graduation from high school, she attended Oregon State University for a year. Throughout her life she lived in Newberg, Corvallis, Roseburg, Long View, WA, La Grande, and the Heppner Ione area.
On July 28, 1945 Meg married Rod Murray at Biloxi, Mississippi. The couple raised five children. Rod and Meg owned and operated Murray Drugs in Heppner and Condon.
Meg was a member of the Episcopal Church, Soroptimist, and was on the Morrow County Health District Board. She enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren in all sporting events and flower gardening.
Survivors include husband Rod Murray, children; Mark Murray and Sandy, Matt Murray and Mary, John Murray and Ann, Anne Murray and Dawn, 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Meg was preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law Maralee and husband Dean, siblings, Francelle Yackey, and George Gwin Jr.
Contributions in her honor may be made to Pioneer Memorial Hospital, PO Box 9, Heppner, Oregon 97836.
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