July 21, 1922 ~ April 8, 2012
ARLINGTON -- Rose Mary Murphy Erwin, 89, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Arlington. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday in Restland Cemetery, 9220 Restland Road, Dallas, with Father Tim Gollob officiating. Rose was born July 21, 1922, in Kimberly, Wis., to Raymond Behling and Theresa Luniak Behling. She graduated from Kimberly High School. Rose served her country during World War II as a U.S. Navy chief petty officer in the WAVES. She resided in Arlington. She was a former employee of Texas Instruments for 12 years and was a buyer and seller at The Antique Market Place for many years. Rose was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Wade C. Murphy, in 1971; and her second husband, Lloyd R. Erwin, in 1992. Survivors: Daughters, Cheryl Strickland and husband, Jerry, of Dallas and Patricia Hajek and husband, Bill, of Bullard; stepsons, Michael Erwin and wife, Judy, of Grand Prairie and Lloyd H. Erwin and wife, Charlene, of Arlington; stepdaughter, Nora Smith and husband, John, of Arlington; three brothers; one sister; and grandchildren, Jessica and Michelle Erwin, Bill Erwin and Anna Smith. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233
I’m truly sorry for your loss. Rose Mary was very loved and will be missed by all. She had a very sweet spirit and love for life. Thinking of the family during this time. I hope you will all cherish your memories of her and celebrate her life.
In loving memory – Melisa
We are going to miss your mother’s warmth and sense of humor. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.