While surrounded by her family, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, Mary Lou Danell Murray was called home by the Lord to join Him and her heavenly family, her husband, Tim Murray; her son, Jim Murray, her grandson, Jaden Griggs; her parents, Tom and Eleanor Danell; her nephew; Tim Russell; and other family.
Her vigil service will be 8 p. m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel. Her funeral Mass will be 11 a. m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church with Father Daniel Wathen officiating. Her burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. Immediately after graveside services, a luncheon will be held at Fifth Avenue Christian Church. Memorial contributions in Mary Lou’s honor may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Services and arrangements are entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.
Mary Lou was born in Havre, Mont., at Sacred Heart Hospital, to Tom and Eleanor Danell on April 23, 1944. Mary Lou attended St. Jude Thaddeus School and graduated from Havre High School in 1962. She graduated from Northern Montana College with a degree as a medical secretary. She worked for Havre Clinic for several years. Later, she worked as a steno clerk for the Burlington Northern, retiring in 1998.
Mary Lou was blessed with her darling daughter, Mariah, in 1963. In 1972, she married Tim Murray. In 1973, two more joys of her life, Jack and Jim, were born.
Mary Lou enjoyed farming on Facebook.
Mary Lou leaves behind her daughter, Mariah (Bill) Rathbun of Hingham; her son, Jack (Tammy) Murray of Havre; her grandson Reid Danell; and her granddaughter, Mallory Murray.
She was also survived by her brother, Richard (Joanne) Danell of Coon Rapids, Minn. ; her sister, Tomi Jo (Robert) Orcutt of Augusta, Mont. ; as well as cousins, nieces, nephews and a very faithful friend, Jackie Mayer.