Herbert F. Murray, Jr., kind and gentle husband, father and friend passed away October 15, 1990 in Salt Lake.
Born August 17, 1912 in New York City, New York. Married Deon Caldwell in Mesa L.D.S. Temple. Educated at Westchester Military Academy, Peekskill, New York, the University of Southern California, U.C.L.A., and Goddard College (in Vermont) where he studied business and journalism. He was an officer in the Merchant Marine for many years, and was an executive with the McDonnell Douglas Corporation for 30 years while residing in Pacific Palisades, California. While in California he served as a member of the Mayor's Community Advisory Committee in Los Angeles. In 1970 he moved to Salt Lake City to join the initial staff of the Ensign magazine as an associate editor. In 1972 he began working for KSL television and radio as a member of the Editorial Board where he wrote more than 500 on-air editorials, many of which were broadcast nationally through the Bonneville media network. He additionally produced the "What's Right with America" program, "Public Pulse" radio, and the nightly 10 o'clock TV news. He traveled the world extensively throughout his life including an Associated Press tour of many Middle East countries.Survived by his wife, Deon, three daughters, Donna Clark, Carolyn Johns, Nancy Wallace, all of San Jose, California, and son, John of Dallas, Texas, 28 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by one granddaughter.
Viewing Thursday evening between 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Lawn (2350 East 1300 South) and Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Monument Park 17th Ward Chapel (1795 Crestview Drive). Funeral services Friday at 12:00 noon at the ward. All family and friends are invited. Interment, Larkin Sunset Lawn.
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