WATERLOO Sally Murphy, 74, died Dec. 7, 2011, at her home after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 9, 1936 in Emmetsburg, daughter of Pete and Grace Hildebrand Salisbury. She married Mike Murphy on Sept. 6, 1958.
Sally graduated from Emmetsburg High School and then attended AIB in Des Moines. She worked for many years as a receptionist in doctors' offices. She also worked in the cafeteria at Blessed Sacrament School and was the "sample lady" at several local grocery stores over the years.
She is survived by her husband, Mike; a son, Randy (Sherri) Murphy of Waterloo; a daughter, Shelly (Dave) Davis of Gulf Breeze, FL; two grandchildren, Michael (Andi) Routt of Waterloo and Maggie (Brad) Howell of Pensacola, FL.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son, Michael Daniel Murphy.
Services were Monday, Dec. 12, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. The Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the family or made to Cedar Valley Hospice.
Sally enjoyed spending time with her family, having coffee or lunch with her friends and was looking forward to becoming a great grandma this spring to Baby Ava Howell. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Online condolences: www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com