Frances Black Murphy passed on March 17, 2021 at the home she shared with her daughter Jane Bradshaw in Meridian Idaho. She was 94. Fran married John N. Black in 1947 in Moscow, Id. while in college there. They had two children…John Stephen.Black and Jane Adele Black. John passed away in 1956 in California when they were living there. Fran and her children moved back to Moscow where she worked for the Washington Water Power Co. for many years. In 1965 Fran married Dean Murphy of St. Maries, Id.. After a few years they sold their Furniture and Appliance store in Moscow and retired as “snow birds”.
Frances Black Murphy
They lived in Arizona in the winters and summers in northern Idaho. They had a home on CDA Lake then moved to Rathdrum, Id. on a golf course. They later moved to Eagle Id. to be near Jane and the grandchildren. Dean passed away in 2017. Fran is survived by her son John S. and Fiona in Moscow and Jane A. in Meridian; two grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren in the Boise area. There will be no service.