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Larry Lee Murray passed away on June 14, 2021. Larry was born on January 27, 1943, the fourth child to Albert Lee (AB) Murray and Della Johnson Murray in Vernal, UT and was raised on hillsides of Blue Mountain and on the banks of Brushcreek east of Vernal, UT.
He married Charlotte Mangrum, together they had Corey Wade and Bridget Leeann, they were later divorced. Dad married our mom, Stella (Tina) Carbajal, on September 16, 1966, in Craig, CO. Together they raised five children, Corey Wade Murray, Michael Edward Williams, Bridget Leeann Murray, Margo Lari Murray (Oaks) and Larry Lee Murray II.
Dads love for Blue Mountain began at an early age spending many summers herding sheep with his dad for Am Caldwell on Round Top and continued with numerous sage chicken, deer and elk hunts with family and friends. He enjoyed hunting in the Bookcliffs and Diamond Mountain and cat fishing on the Green River. He was known to miss a wedding anniversary or a birthday party or two in order to go on a hunting trip with friends and family!
Dad spent a lifetime mastering his drywall trade. He was the Working Man’s Working Man. Using his hands to tell his story and working with a crew of guys that would all prove to be lifelong friends and essential parts of his family. Starting out as a young plasterer in Salt Lake City then traveling and roaming through the mountain towns of Colorado. Building a legend of hard work during the day and playing hard in the evenings shooting pool and dancing in the local taverns where he worked. He sheet rocked and plastered on the beaches of Puerto Rico with “Hatch, Ed and Skippy” and took up the game of golf he grew to love so much. He eventually settled back down in Utah working in Park City, Moab and primarily the Uintah Basin.
He supported his family and raised three sons who would all become second generation drywallers he would be partners with. Corey Wade was the first to enjoy his partnership working in the ski towns of Park City and Heber City with Murray Drywall. Larry Lee was the second with Murray Drywall, Inc. then Michael Edward with Murray Drywall-Vernal LLC. One man, three sons and three wonderful partnerships. His legend will live on.
He is preceded in death by his parents Albert Lee and Della Johnson Murray, sisters Betty Clark, Gloria Tenney Murray, brothers Myles B. Murray and Foy Murray, children Corey Wade Murray and Bridget Leeann Murray.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Stella (Tina) Murray, his children Michael Williams, Margo (Troy) Oaks, Larry Lee (Lara) Murray II, 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.