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March 14, 2013 10:13 am

Glenn C. Murray

(Dec. 26, 1923 - March 13, 2013)

Glenn C. Murray, 89, of Cody died peacefully March 13, 2013 at Spirit Mountain Hospice House in Cody.

Glenn was born Dec. 26, 1923 in Denver to Robert and Ruth Murray. When he was young the family moved to Central City to work the family gold mine.

After graduating high school he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. He served in the Pacific during World War II, where he received a medal for heroism while combating fires and explosions on a burning ship. Following the end of WWII he married Mary Louise Lofenborg.

He then volunteered and served in the Air Force during the Korean conflict. After the war he attended college and became a licensed architect. 

He and Mary Louise had four children, Gary, Becky, Kim and Joel. They moved their family to a farm in Larkspur, Colo., where he raised Galloway cattle and Ponies of America. He very much enjoyed the ranch lifestyle. 

After retirement Glenn and Mary Louise moved to Cody to be closer to their daughter, where he enjoyed spending time at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and the VFW. He was an accomplished firearms engraver and has a gun on display at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. He was a hero and an artist. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Louise; son Gary (Jackie) Murray, daughter Becky Walsh (Frank Bohan), daughter Kim (Woodie) Cousins, and son Joel (Gail) Murray; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

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