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Rodney Murphy
Rodney Murphy
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Rodney Murphy

LAS CRUCES, NM-Rodney Murphy, 66, of Las Cruces, NM, died Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Mountainview Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM. He was born July 4, 1946 in Richmond, CA. He lived between Redding, CA and Dwight, IL. He worked with Pipefitters Local Union 597 of Chicago for at least 30 years and Dwight Ambulance Service for over 25 years and in Berkley, CA and Chicago when paramedical service first started.

He is survived by two children: Wendy (Kemp) Fuller, of Weldon, IL and Brian (Maribel) Murphy, of El Paso, TX; three grandchildren: Chris Murphy, Stephanie Crum, and Emma Murphy; four brothers: Mike Murphy of Bettendorf, IA, Bill (Jan) Murphy of Scottsdale, AZ, Ronald (Jareen) Murphy of Golden Valley, AZ, and Rob (Tina) Murphy of Wilmington, IL; one sister; Janice (Ray) Pedersen of Redding, CA.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Leatrice Joyce Murphy; his father, Patrick Louis Murphy, and sister, Patricia Murphy.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at a later time.

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