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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Joan Murray - My Dad's Wife

POCATELLO - Heaven welcomed a new angel on Sunday, November 18, 2012. Ada Joan Edwards-Murray was born on May 22, 1943, in Twin Falls, Idaho, a daughter of Ike and Grace White. She passed away in her home unexpectedly, leaving behind many wonderful memories.

 When she was a young girl, her family moved to Ogden, Utah, where she went to school and later met her husband, Ronald D. Edwards. They got married on September 12, 1961. They welcomed their first and only son, Randy T. Edwards, on April 18, 1962. On June 16, 1963, the couple welcomed their first daughter, Cyndi J. Hall. Ron and Joan moved their family to Pocatello, Idaho, in 1964, and on November 6, 1968, the couple welcomed their last child and youngest daughter, Jeannette Price. On September 11, 1979, Ron passed away.

 Joan later married her second husband, Grant M. Murray, on December 12, 1980. The couple resided in Pocatello for the duration of their marriage and they were members of the LDS 37th Ward. Grant passed away on September 24, 2006, at their home following an extended illness.

 Joan was an avid animal lover. She had three birds and four dogs at the time of her passing. She loved camping and enjoyed boat riding as well in her younger days. In her final years, she enjoyed traveling with her sister, Lorraine Wilson, and her mother, Grace White. They traveled to Utah, Colorado and even Mexico together.

 She loved the holidays where her family would get together because she thoroughly enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joan also loved decorating her home; she worked very hard to get her house put together beautifully.

 Joan is preceded in death by her parents, Ike and Grace White, first husband, Ronald D. Edwards, second husband, Grant M. Murray, brother, Kim White, and sister, Pat Edwards. She is survived by her brother, Deloy (Valdine) White, Ogden, Utah; sister, Lorraine Wilson, Denver, Colorado; son, Randy (Kris) Edwards, Pocatello, Idaho; Cyndi Hall, Caldwell, Idaho; Jeannette (Mark) Price, Pocatello, Idaho; grandson, Ron Hall, Boise, Idaho; granddaughter, Jennefer Shepherd, Pocatello, Idaho; granddaughter, Jamie (Dustin) Reynolds; grandson, Brandon Hall, Caldwell, Idaho; grandson, Jordan Edwards, Pocatello, Idaho; grandson, Zachary Price, Pocatello, Idaho; grandson, Nicholas Price, Pocatello, Idaho; great-granddaughter, Maria Reynolds, Pocatello, Idaho; great-granddaughter, Timberley Shepherd, Pocatello, Idaho; great-grandson, Treyten Shepherd, Pocatello, Idaho; and great-granddaughter, Haidence Hall, Caldwell, Idaho.

 Funeral services will be held Friday, November 23, 2012, at 2 p.m. in LDS 37th Ward Chapel, Yellowstone Highway, Tyhee, with Bishop Terry Adams officiating. The family will receive friends from noon to 1:45 p.m., Friday afternoon prior to services in the church.

 The family would like to thank the kind words, thoughts and prayers expressed from many during this difficult time.

 Arrangements are under the direction of the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N 15th Ave., Pocatello (208-232-0542). Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.

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