William (Bill) Lee Murray Jr. was home with family when he passed away and was reunited with his wife on November 14, 2020.
Bill was the fourth child of William Lee Murray and Jesse Della (Ouderkirk) Murray. He was born on October 24, 1944 in Boise Idaho. He spent his youth in Boise and the surrounding areas. The family at one time lived in Notus but after a house fire they moved and settled in Greenleaf, Idaho.
Bill attended Notus School. He played football and graduated in 1963. After school he eventually moved to Salt Lake City Utah for work and lived with his sister (Evelyn). There he met and married Linda Kay Barton on October 27, 1966. During their courtship he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
The new couple moved to Pocatello, Idaho and had their first daughter Carolynn. Over time they made their way back to Middleton and then to Greenleaf Idaho. Now Bill and Linda had two more girls, Wendy and then Jody. Dad, with a lot of help from family, built the only log cabin in Greenleaf (at the time). In 1976, the family moved in and have called it home ever since.
Dad studied to be a butcher but eventually got a job with Priest Electric in Caldwell. He learned a lot of different trades there, making lifelong friendships along the way. He retired from Priest Electric after 40 years of service.
Dad through the years loved family events - hunting and fishing with brothers and his girls, getting wood every year with family and camping for family reunions. He enjoyed bowling and was on a league. He took great care of his family and home through all kinds of ups and downs. He is a faithful member of his church and his secret to teaching a Sunday school class full of boys is dill pickles.
He was, and is a great example of hard work and comfort to so many family and friends. He will be missed.
Those how have been waiting for him on the other side are his wife, parents, a brother Lloyd and sister Evelyn. Those who will carry on his memory; Sister – Ethel, Brothers – Ralph, Lawrence, Robert, Leon, Donald.
Especially his children; Carolynn Murray, Wendy and Michael Eller (Sean, Eli, Wyatt, Isaac), Jody and Brent Waltman (Shanna, Joshua, Mariah, Cami, Porter, Lancer).
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