Re: James Merrill Murtha: looking for Obit
(The local paper adopted a very abbreviated format some time ago.)
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James Merrill Murtha, 77 of Oakdale died Saturday. Services: Memorial 11 am Saturday St. Mathias Episcopal Church, Oakdale. Oakdale Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Background: Native of Oakdale and lifelong resident. Retired. Insurance broker for 40 years with Franklin Life Insurance. Member St. Mathias Episcopal Church and Oakdale Golf & Country Club.
Survivors: Wife, helen Murtha of Oakdale. Two children, Susan Small of Oakdale and Jane Jones of Virginia. Seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Remembrances: St. Mathias Episcopal Church, East "F" and South First Avenue, Oakdale [CA] 95361.
Source: Modesto Bee, Page B-3, Tuesday 1 Aug 1989. I'll send you the photocopy if you wish.