George Orin Murray born June 22, 1936 in Thayne, Wyoming and grew up on the Edwards family ranch in Star Valley, Wyoming, passed away on October 30, 2006 in Conroe, Texas.
After serving in the U. S. Air Force he attended Utah State University. While working as a field engineer on Glenn Canyon Dam, he was selected by a scouting agent from RJ Reynolds to become “The Camel Cigarette Man”. ‘Murray’ was featured in national newspaper and magazine print as well as television advertising narrated by Edward R. Murrow (1961-1964). ‘Murray’ was a part of many important civil engineering projects, which required him to travel globally. Some projects included, development of minute man missile sites across the mid-western states, RMKBRJ Viet Nam, US Steel Mills, air bases for government of California, ABM site North Dakota, nuclear power plant Michigan, Kentucky State Building, federal land development Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia. Projects in San Salvador, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, more recent years owned and operated by Murray Plumbing Company. ‘Murray’ never met a stranger, he enjoyed friends and family. He will be remembered by many for his kind and generous contributions.
‘Murray’ is preceded in death by his beloved mother, Beatrice Edwards Murray and father, George Murray. Survivors include very special friend, Patsy Fountain; daughter, Gabrielle Murray McAmis; son, Glade Murray; additional children, Mia Grabowski and Jeaniffr Snide; grandchildren, Dustin and Lisa Murray, Melissa and April Grabowski, and Arthur Snide; great grandchildren, Bryce and Brook Murray; brothers, Arnold and Craig Murray.
A special thank you goes to the Odyssey caregivers.
Remembrances may be expressed through contributions to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Development Office, P.O. Box 297153, Houston, TX 77297, Odyssey Health Care, 100 I45 North #300, Conroe, TX 77301 or the charity of your choice.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 6, 2006 at 12:30 p.m. in Cashner Colonial Chapel.