Bonnie Murphy

Born in Cedar Rapids, IA
Born on Feb 26, 1928
Departed on May 26, 2020

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Bonnie L. Murphy, 92, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday May 26, 2020.  Services are set for 10:30 Saturday May 30, 2020 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories by the Rev. Rick Gail. A livestream of the service can be viewed at Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.  Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bonnie was born February 26, 1928 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Floyd and Elva (Booze) Elson. She grew up in the Toddville area, graduated from Toddville High School in 1945 and Cedar Rapids Business College in 1946.  Bonnie married Clarence E. Murphy on June 5, 1948 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was a secretary for Penford Products in Cedar Rapids and a court reporter for the Linn County Municipal and Juvenile courts. Bonnie enjoyed the outdoors gardening, planting flowers, mushroom hunting, camping and fishing in Minnesota and Canada-all done with her beloved husband Clarence. She also enjoyed listening to country music, playing the piano, feeding the birds and caring for her dogs.  

Survivors include her daughter, Susan Wesley and husband Gary, grandchildren; Nathan, Samantha, Caleb, Matthew and Rachel, and great-grandchildren; Orion, Carter and Perseus, and a number of nieces and nephews.  Preceded her in death are her parents, Floyd and Elva (Booze) Elson, brother, Marvin (Norma) Elson, sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie Jean and Maynard  Aubrecht, brother in-law, William (Donna) Murphy and beloved husband Clarence E. Murphy, who passed away January 14, 2007.

Memorials may be directed to the family.