Dorothy Gregg Murray passed away at 5:20 A.M. Saturday morning, March 28, 2015 with her remaining two children by her side. She is survived by her son, Gregory DuBose Murray(Sally) and her daughter, Marisa “Misty” Murray Brazelton. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Andrew DuBose Murray, Jonathan Quin Murray, Hugh Alexander Rosie, Jennifer Rae Diane Brazelton and Rebecca Kathleen Brazelton.
She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh Q Murray (2002) and two sons, Hugh Quin Murray, Jr. (1952) and Christopher Bruce Murray (2013). She was also predeceased by her beloved older sister, Laura Gregg Messer (2015) by two months. The sisters shared 95 years of closeness. Laura Gregg Messer is survived by three children, Sally Messer Buschek (Al), Richard G. Messer and John W. Messer (Carol).
Dorothy was born July 28, 1920 in Ontario, OR. As a small child she moved to Englewood, CA. She met her husband of 61 years on a double date with her future brother-in-law while visiting her sister in Norfolk, VA. She spent 30 years as a Navy wife traveling the world. She lived in Germany, Japan and Holland and eventually retired to their home in Alexandria, VA. Dorothy moved to Raleigh, NC in 2004 to live with her daughter. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
There will be a memorial service at 11AM on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Soapstone UMC at 12837 Norwood Road, Raleigh, NC 27613.
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