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Georgia Murphy

April 14, 1932 — May 23, 2022

Please join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Georgia Murphy who passed comfortably on May 23, 2022.

Born in New Rochelle, NY on April 14, 1932 she was youngest daughter of Charlie Hinkley Young and Georgia

Jean Riker Young. They moved to a farm in Mohawk, NY when she was in the sixth grade. It was Mohawk where she met her husband, Kenneth Paul Murphy. Growing up on a farm, she was very active in 4H and she had a best friend named Corporal, whom she talked about to the day. He would greet her at the fence when she was getting home from school.

She married Ken on July 24, 1954 at the Dutch Reformed Church in Mohawk, while he was still serving in the US Navy. After he discharged they moved to Saranac Lake, NY in 1955 where he attended Paul Smiths College, graduating in 1957 with a Forestry degree. Deciding to make Saranac Lake they’re forever home, they moved into an apartment at 14 Charles Street before purchasing the Eagle’s Nest Apartments at 51 Lake Street (currently 110) in 1958.

She is survived by Brenda Murphy Stringer and Raymond Murphy and his wife Lynne. As she said “I have been blessed with four grandchildren; Jessica Murphy, Murphy (his fiancé Maureen Murphy) and Samuel Stringer, Taylor Murphy and Tracey Dragoon, (Jean’s longtime partner) Predeceased by her parents, siblings; Charles, Marion, Jack, Andrew, Ruth and Kenneth, her husband Kenneth in 1990, son Jack in 2005 and daughter Jean just two months to the day that she passed, 2022. Losing her baby was the final straw.

She worked hard most of her life and volunteered a great deal at the same time. Her previous employers were: Dr. Brad Sageman, Dr. David Belair, Myers Drug Store, Paul Smiths College (which allowed 3 of her children to attend tuition remission). She was very active in the Elks Club of Saranac Lake and was nominated to be an Exalted Ruler of the Ladies of the Elks for a time. She volunteered for Fish Fry’s, high school dances, Ski Club, Pendragon, and so many more area activities. We traveled to many different areas of NY State and neighboring states. We camped, skied, boated, fished, spent time at the bobrun and generally had one of the best childhoods we could imagine.

In her own words I found what she had written years ago. “It has been said that “the best is yet to come, I don’t know about that!” My life on Earth has been wonderful, filled with many treasures and riches.” “Many wonderful friends and acquaintances to numerous to list. You know who you are, Thank you!” “When all is said and done; I would say my wonderful life is due to the foundation and faith of my loving parents and family”.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Fortune Keough Funeral home from 4-6pm with a service immediately following. A celebration of life will be a private family affair. Burial will take place at a later date at the Harrietstown Cemetery.

Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution should are asked to consider the First United Methodist Church of Saranac Lake, Saranac Lake Rescue and Ambulance, or High Peaks Humane Society.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.

20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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Service

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Starts at 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.

20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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