Talma Deen Murphy
Talma Deen Murphy
  • March 20, 1928 - June 10, 2017
  • Scottsdale, Arizona

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Talma Deen Murphy, age 89, of Beverly Hills, CA, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Scottsdale, AZ. She was born March 20, 1928 to the late Leo B. & Hazel Tyson in Oxnard, CA. Talma attended Beverly Hills High School graduating in the class of 1946; then furthered her education at California State University - Northridge obtaining a Bachelor's degree in History. She worked as an Elementary School Teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. On August 17, 1951 she married Hugh Douglas Murphy in Beverly Hills, CA. Talma was a proud civilian volunteer with the Beverly Hills Police Department for 25 years. Her home reflected how much she enjoyed friends, family, travel, interior decorating and design. Talma is survived by her loving children, Douglas B. Murphy and his wife Lynne Cockrum-Murphy, Michael T. Murphy, Kelly D. Murphy; three grandchildren, Christopher Murphy, Kathryn Murphy, and Megan Murphy all of New York; and many other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Hugh Douglas Murphy, a proud retired United States Marine Corps Colonel and University of Southern California graduate. Her final place of rest is Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park near the University of California Los Angeles which she attended while earning her teaching certificate.