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Obituary for Betty Ann McMurry
A funeral for Betty Ann McMurry, 87, of Fairfield will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. in Epiphany Episcopal Church in Vacaville. Internment will follow at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery.
Mrs. McMurry passed away on Friday. Oct. 7, at her residence in Paradise Valley Estates. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Anglin McMurry, in 2001.
Born Feb. 11, 1924, in Phoenix, Ariz., she resided in Vacaville starting in 1966 then moved to Fairfield in 2002. She attended college at the University of Arizona in Tucson majoring in elementary education. There she joined the Pi Beta Phi sorority. She married her husband Henry, a military pilot, in 1948 and spent many years as an Air Force wife living in Greenville SC, Wichita Falls TX, Denver CO, and Vacaville.
In Vacaville she worked as a Travel Agent and was still working as an active Travel Agent into her early 80's. She loved the travel business and touring the world. She was involved in volunteer activities as well. She was a Den Mother for Cub Scouts, she taught Sunday School and worked at the church thrift shop at Epiphany Episcopal. During the Vietnam War she regularly assisted the American Red Cross at the Travis AFB hospital as a "Gray Lady". She was a member of the philanthropic organization P.E.O. since 1985 and rose to become it's local chapter president from 1996 to 1998.
Betty is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Jeanie of Suisun City, Jim and Karen of Flower Mound TX; granddaughters Denise of Costa Mesa, Emily of Suisun City, Shanon of Phoenix, AZ and Brittany of Denton, TX; and brother-in-law Richard Sharp of West Covina. She was also Nana to Jeanie's children, Darrin Gong and Sandra Gong of Roseville, Tracy Cobb of
Sacramento, Karin Gong of Suisun City, and nephew, Ricky Adams of Suisun City.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Betty McMurry's memory to the Jimmy Doolittle Air and Space Museum, 400 Brennan Circle, Travis AFB, CA 94535; Mission Solano, PO Box 8, Fairfield, CA 94533; or the American Cancer Society, 744 Empire Street, Ste. 206, Fairfield, CA 94533.