Valerie Elma Murphy

valerie murphy

November 16, 1925 ~ March 19, 2022

Born in: New Orleans, Louisiana
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Valerie Elma Boudreaux Murphy, 96, died on March 19, 2022.

Graveside Service: 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Parkdale Cemetery, 701 Mary Street, Arlington.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family are requesting donations to Operation Kindness in Carrolton, Texas and to the Arlington Animal Services Shelter.

Valerie was born November 16, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Zerelda Conley and Carlos Boudreaux. She attended Brownsville High School in Brownsville, Texas and graduated in 1943. She then attended college at Southwest Texas State College in San Marcos, Texas. She worked at Texas Department of Public Services. In 1948, she married Milford Roberts Murphy in Austin, Texas. They moved to Arlington in 1953. In 1969, she worked in the Arlington Independent School System for 20 years.

Valerie enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, and her four-legged friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years; and her brother, Malcolm Boudreaux.

Survivors:  Daughters, Susan Lynn Murphy of Austin; Patty Murphy of Arlington; Nancy Ellen Murphy of Arlington; granddaughters, Alissa Murphy Herndon of Euless and Natalie Marie Murphy of Austin.


Graveside Service: March 30, 2022 12:00 pm

Parkdale Cemetery
701 Mary Street
Arlington, TX

(817) 275-2711

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  1. Patty and family, I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. May she rest in peace. Hope knowing your friends are help comfort this sad time.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray comfort for you and family. In Christ Elizabeth Morrow Carroll

  3. Susan, Patty, Nancy, Alissa, Natalie,
    We send our sympathy. May God comfort you in your sorrow.
    She was a great friend and will be missed.
    Monty and Virginia Pflum

  4. Thinking of you all at this time. Valerie was my cousin. May God’s love and peace be with you. Gula Morrow Roberson.

  5. We send prayers for comfort to your family. We enjoyed Val’s company so much!
    Dee and Harold Matrick

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