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Joan Murray
POCATELLO- Heaven welcomed a new angel on Sunday, November 18th, 2012. Ada Joan Edwards-Murray was born on May 22nd, 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 12th, 1961. They welcomed their first and only son, Randy T. Edwards on April 18th, 1962. On June 16th, 1963, the couple welcomed their first daughter, Cyndi J. Hall. Ron & Joan moved their family to Pocatello, Idaho in 1964 and on November 6th, 1968, the couple welcomed their last child & youngest daughter, Jeannette Price. On September 11th, 1979, Ron passed away.
Joan later married her second husband, Grant M. Murray, on December 12th 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 24th, 2006 at their home following an extended illness.
Joan was an avid animal lover. She had 3 birds and 4 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 & even Mexico together. She loved the holidays where her family would get together because she thoroughly enjoyed her children, grandchildren & 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 & 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, UT; sister Lorraine Wilson, Denver, Colorado; son Randy (Kris) Edwards, Pocatello, ID; 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 23rd, 2012 at 2:00 pm in LDS 37th Ward Chapel, Yellowstone Highway, Tyhee, with Bishop Terry Adams officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon to 1:45 pm Friday afternoon prior to services in the church.
The family would like to thank the kind words, thoughts & 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.