Dolores (Dee) Diane Murray

Dolores (Dee) Diane Murray, age 75 of Goodyear, AZ died October 20, 2017. She was born August 26, 1942 in Chicago, IL to George Duhr and Louise Girard. At the age of 11, Dee was orphaned along with three of her younger brothers. In her late teens she worked in downtown Chicago and would take her brothers out of the orphanage every Sunday and go to dinner. Throughout life she kept the family together. In the 1980’s she opened her own interior design business, Dee’s Interiors and was a success. She was beautiful, kind, strong, independent and the most loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend! She never knew a stranger. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.  She shared a strong bond with her daughter and grandson like no other. She was also a great animal lover and leaves behind four fur babies.

Dee is survived by her husband, James (Jim) Murray; daughter, Barb (Brian) Spitzock; sons, Michael Murray and Patrick (Kim) Murray; brothers, Tom, Richie, and Harry Duhr; and two grandchildren, Lucas Spitzock and Jaquelyn Marie. She was preceded in death by her brother Matt Benson.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, October 27, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel. The family suggests that donations be made to Sun Valley Animal Shelter in Glendale, AZ  ( in Dolores Murray’s name.

9 Comments on “Dolores (Dee) Diane Murray

  1. We are so sad for you. Dee was a very sweet lady. Rolf and I send our thoughts and prayers.

  2. A wonderful women I am so happy to have met. Our love from us to your family.

  3. We are so sorry for your great loss .. No words can ease your pain at this most difficult time. May god give you all the strength and love that you need to get through this very sad & difficult time. All our love thoughts and many prayers are with you and your family 💔

  4. I’ll miss my Auntie Dee dearly. She was one of the kindest and most giving souls I have ever met. Not only was she a great wife, mother, and grandmother, she was also ‘Mom’ to a lot of animals that didn’t have a home. She was always a nurturer. I’ll miss he smile, her laugh, and how she never stopped calling me ‘Joey’. The world will never be the same without her.

    God Bless her soul. May she rest in peace.

  5. Great memories with you Dee will always be in my heart. .you comforted my mom when she was getting sicker. Flew out and pampered her like you were teenagers. . 🙂 you picked up the phone at 2 am and talked to her when she was getting really sick and confused. So grateful for our families making such wonderful memories. . Barb so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother, you and Lucas were her heart. .are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time sweetie. .love you always Debby and Kathy sends her love! ! Xoxo

  6. Ron and myself can’t tell you how sorry we are about Dee. There are no words that can help
    your broken heart. We will all miss her. You and Barb, Luke and Brian will be in our prayers.
    With our deepest sympathy and love

  7. Dee, you were such a lovely person and a bright spot in our lives. We haven’t known you long but thought kindly and often of you and Jim. God bless you and your family. We always will remember you. Angela and Peter Halifax

  8. Dee was the best neighbor anyone could ask for. She was so kind and caring. Dee will be missed!! Please except our deepest condolences.

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