Murriel T. Spicer

07/11/1925 — 06/04/2003

From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Murriel T. Spicer

In Memory of Murriel T. Spicer

Murriel Murt to her family and friends was born July 11, 1925 to John Thomas and Josie Lenora Pugh in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the second girl in a family of six children. In her early years she enjoyed riding bikes, camping, but always focusing on school. In early adulthood she learned to tap dance and sing but always managed to find time to go shopping with her girlfriends. Even with her other interests her love of studying paid off when she completed her education in business. Murriel met her lifelong love, Bryan M. Spicer, when she was thirteen, growing up as friends, becoming sweethearts, and later husband and wife on August 29, 1943. Murriel was always happiest when with her eight children, singing, dancing, and organizing feasts for regularly occurring family gatherings. Her favorite memory was her 50th wedding anniversary where she was able to once again be with all of those she held so dear. Somehow Murriel managed a household of children and an active career. She spent many years as a secretary and bookkeeper. Once retired, her love for the outdoors led her to the Wenatchee Forest District where she was a Park Host Volunteer, again giving of herself, helping wherever she could. Murriel enjoyed her retirement, traveling across the country in a motor home, organizing her lifelong collection of poetry, family pictures, rock collections, and endless new crafts. Murriel was preceded in death by her son Thomas Spicer, her brothers Mike, Shorty, and Patrick, and her sister Opal. She is survived by her joyously large family, Bryan, her husband, Jack, her brother; her children, Bryan Monty, Sheryl, Sharyn, Greg, Ron, Tim, and Brad, 19 Grandchildren, and 30 Great Grandchildren. Special thanks to the many who cared for Murriel, particularly her Husband Bryan, son Bradley, Kimberly and Crystal of the local COPES program. Services will be held Saturday at 4:00 PM at the Richland Seventh Day Adventist Church. Gifts in Murriel’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1700, Chicago Illinois 60601-7633.

Answered Prayer

If you rise from prayer forgiven and clean inside, prayer has been answered. If you rise more conscious of God’s greatness, goodness, mercy, love, and nearness, prayer has been answered. If you rise with greater love and compassion for other people, answered prayer is transforming your selfish nature. If you rise with an abiding sense of peace in spite of the great problems that beset your life, God has answered by preparing you to confront these difficulties. If you rise with clearer vision, greater purpose, a more positive outlook, renewed strength, and fresh inspiration, rest assured that your prayer has been answered.

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  • Uncle Bryan and All:

    We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Muriel’s passing. I have so many good remembrances of her and our fun times we all had together. We know it is so hard to have a loved one pass before us but our precious memories of your most loved mother, grandmother, and my aunt will always be with us so we must not grieve too long for they are in a much more beautiful place with no pain or sorrow. We try so hard to be brave and shed no tears but it is a hard thing to do. We lost Dad and Mom and Aunt Faith two years ago already and today I can still see them laughing and joking. Remember those times always. Our love and sympathy are with you always.

    David & Sandi Spicer Koecher
    November 4, 2014
    Kerrick, Minnesota, 55756, USA
  • Lynford says:

    I remember when Uncle Tom lived over by Sugar Grove. We went over with a team and surrey and stay overnight when I was a child. I don’t know what year they moved to Minneapolis. After they moved to Minneapolis, they annually returned to our area near Viola, Wisconsin where both parents had relatives. My family visited the Pughs in Minneapolis at least once.

    Those are good memories. Please keep in touch.

    Lillian Hanke & Lynford Looker
    November 4, 2014
    Gillingham, WI, 53581, USA
  • Mom, I still think of you often and wish I had gone over the day before you passed away. I miss you a lot even though at times we had some heated moments. I love you and hope to meet you in heaven someday soon. Dad is still here with us and he turned 87 years old today. I know he misses you very much. Bob died three years ago and Troy, Gwen’s husband, died a year ago. Gwen and Troy finally after Dan was almost twelve, had two girls, Kaylee and Ashlyn. No Mom, not twins, they are two years apart. Hope Christ comes soon so we can meet again.

    Sheryl
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • We would like to extend our condolences to Grandpa and the family. Although we were unable to be there with you during this sad time, you are in our prayers.

    Love,

    Lori, Paul, Katie & Sarah Leyendecker

    Lori A. Leyendecker
    November 4, 2014
    Laredo, TX, US
  • Rod & Barb Allred
    November 4, 2014
    Fort, Worth, TX, US
  • My thoughts are with you all. So hard to loose someone that you love so much. But I’ll be praying for God’s strength to help you though this time.

    Sincerely,

    Terry Roberts

    Terry Roberts
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, WA, US
  • Uncle Bryan and All:

    We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Muriel’s passing. I have so many good remembrances of her and our fun times we all had together. We know it is so hard to have a loved one pass before us but our precious memories of your most loved mother, grandmother, and my aunt will always be with us so we must not grieve too long for they are in a much more beautiful place with no pain or sorrow. We try so hard to be brave and shed no tears but it is a hard thing to do. We lost Dad and Mom and Aunt Faith two years ago already and today I can still see them laughing and joking. Remember those times always. Our love and sympathy are with you always.

    David & Sandi Spicer Koecher
    November 4, 2014
    Kerrick, Minnesota, 55756, USA
  • Lynford says:

    I remember when Uncle Tom lived over by Sugar Grove. We went over with a team and surrey and stay overnight when I was a child. I don’t know what year they moved to Minneapolis. After they moved to Minneapolis, they annually returned to our area near Viola, Wisconsin where both parents had relatives. My family visited the Pughs in Minneapolis at least once.

    Those are good memories. Please keep in touch.

    Lillian Hanke & Lynford Looker
    November 4, 2014
    Gillingham, WI, 53581, USA
  • Mom, I still think of you often and wish I had gone over the day before you passed away. I miss you a lot even though at times we had some heated moments. I love you and hope to meet you in heaven someday soon. Dad is still here with us and he turned 87 years old today. I know he misses you very much. Bob died three years ago and Troy, Gwen’s husband, died a year ago. Gwen and Troy finally after Dan was almost twelve, had two girls, Kaylee and Ashlyn. No Mom, not twins, they are two years apart. Hope Christ comes soon so we can meet again.

    Sheryl
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • We would like to extend our condolences to Grandpa and the family. Although we were unable to be there with you during this sad time, you are in our prayers.

    Love,

    Lori, Paul, Katie & Sarah Leyendecker

    Lori A. Leyendecker
    November 4, 2014
    Laredo, TX, US
  • Rod & Barb Allred
    November 4, 2014
    Fort, Worth, TX, US
  • My thoughts are with you all. So hard to loose someone that you love so much. But I’ll be praying for God’s strength to help you though this time.

    Sincerely,

    Terry Roberts

    Terry Roberts
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, WA, US
  • We love you mom!

    Tim Spicer
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Mom, we miss you. Enjoy Tom and the others that are with you..

    Monty & Susan

    Bryan & Susan Spicer
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you. My mother, Claudine and sisters Millie, Ruth and Frances send their sympathies also.

    Charlette Spicer
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • Dearest Family,

    My deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved Aunt Muriel. May you find comfort in your memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love,

    Julie

    Julie Milan
    November 4, 2014
    Farmington, MN, US
  • Dad, and Family,

    Your sadness is shared by all of us who knew and loved Mom. You are in my heart and prayers today and always. I love you. From Billie

    Billie Spicer
    November 4, 2014
    Laredo, TX, US
  • Elaine B. Christensen
    November 4, 2014
    Askov, MN, US
  • Bryan and Susan,

    My thoughts are with you both. I know how hard it is to lose your Mother. Be happy for the many years you had her and keep her in your thoughts always-

    Love, Valeri

    Valeri Swope
    November 4, 2014
    Fort, Worth, TX, US