In Memory

Nancy Lee (Murdock)

Nancy Lee (Murdock)

Obituary for Nancy Christine (Lee) Murdock

Nancy Christine (Lee) Murdock, 69, died peacefully on April 19, 2014 at her home in Merlin, after a long, courageous fight against breast cancer.

She was born on August 19, 1944 in Santa Monica, California to Jim and Mary (Karem) Lee. She moved to San Bruno, California after being graduated from The University of California, Northridge. In 1987 she married the love of her life, Maloy, in Half Moon Bay. They completed each other. Maloy was her teacher, guide and rock.

She was blessed by many loving friends, an elite group of chosen sisters, and the best kids in the world. She loved her children and grandchildren beyond measure. Her daughter Christy and husband Jim Rossi with grandchildren Christian, Anthony, Andreas, Jonathan, Grace and Jordan and son Garrett and his son Jake were all the light of her life.

She felt very blessed to be surrounded and uplifted by all their love and the love of her brother Jim (and Sista Carol) of Bend, Oregon and her sister Margaret (and Bruce Bell) of Granada Hills, California as well as nieces Tammy and Carrie.

She was an amazing gardener, paper artist, and photographer. She loved Bluegrass and real Country music. She gave us all an example of a life well lived, and we loved her in return.
She was preceded in death by her parents. 

No services are planned, however a celebration of life may be planned for a later date. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements. 

She extends a special thank you to the nurses and physicians who worked so hard to keep her alive and comfortable, especially Dan Selinger, Bruce Murray, Sue Kohler and her staff at Hematology Oncology Associates, Jere Sandefur and his staff at Radiation Oncology, the loving staff at Asante Infusion Services, and Spears Cancer Center, Shari Woodward (her Lymphedema specialist), and Amanda Morgan and the many dedicated nurses and physicians at Three Rivers Medical Center ICU who literally saved her life last September. And finally a big thanks to Asante Hospice, Barb Bachman and her crew, who did so much to ease this transition. Please send memorial contributions to Asante Hospice, Medford, Oregon.


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05/14/14 02:20 PM #1    

Mary Swanson (Teasdale)

I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Nancy's passing.  She was a dear friend to me in high school.  She married her first husband one week before I married my husband, Bruce.  I was in her wedding, and she and Steve attended our wedding fresh off their honeymoon.  Nancy and I frequently carpooled to CSUN (then San Fernando Valley College).  We kept in touch after our children were born, but I lost touch with her after she moved up to the San Francisco area.  I last saw her at the Taft 20 year reunion.  Yikes!  That was over 30 years ago.  She and Steve had divorced and she was single again.  We corresponded for a year or so, and then alas! I lost touch with her again.  I found out she had remarried and moved to Medford, Oregon and they were operating a B&B.  I always intended to go up north and see her and meet her husband.  My greatest regret is that I never did it.


It comes as no surprise to me that Nancy's life was described as "a life well lived".  She was a wonderful, loving, compassionate person who did everything with class and excellance.  Bruce and I extend our deepest sorrow and love to Nancy's family.


Rest in peace, my dear friend,

Mary (Swanson) Teasdale



05/15/14 09:24 AM #2    

Mary Swanson (Teasdale)

P.S.  Oops! I misspelled  "excellence".  Nancy would have gotten a laugh out of that!

Mary (Swanson) Teasdale

02/25/15 05:09 PM #3    

Sharon Segoine (Rankin)


I don't know how I missed this, but I did.  I just found out from Nancy's husband, Maloy that my friend had passed away. I didn't know Nancy in high school.  I met her in 2002 when we had a mini-reunion here in Washington.  She and Maloy came up from Oregon.  After the reunion, Barbara (Green) Hager invited my husband and me, Nancy and Maloy, and Jim Long, and his wife Diana over to their home to visit for awhile.  We ended up staying for hours and by the time we left, had made several new friends, all of whom we have kept in touch with ever since.

We stayed with Nancy and Maloy several times when they were operating the B&B, which is a gorgeous place.  She was always so cordial, sweet and welcoming and made our stays very special.  After they retired, we would simply meet for dinner and enjoy each others' company.  For the past few years we were in touch through Christmas cards.  When we didn't hear them this past Christmas, I didn't think too much of it.  

I am thankful for having met Nancy, and for getting to know her and enjoy her friendship.  She truly was a wonderful person and I will miss not seeing her on our travels.  Rest in peace sweet friend.  It was my pleasure to know you.

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