Terrel C. Murphy, 68, of Idyllwild, died Friday, Oct., 26, 2007, at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Mr. Murphy was born Nov. 7, 1938, in Los Angeles to Dr. and Mrs. John Murphy of San Marino and Idyllwild. He built the cabin in Idyllwild as a vacation home for his parents during his college breaks, and had maintained it all these years.
He held a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, and served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1963.
Mr. Murphy was a pharmaceutical salesman and handyman.
He lived in San Gabriel most of his adult life, and part-time in Idyllwild. The last two years of his life were spent full-time in Idyllwild.
Funeral services were held Nov. 8 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Riverside, with burial at Riverside National Cemetery.
Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife, Patricia Murphy; two sons, Kevin Murphy of Mission Viejo, and Paul Murphy of Ontario; his mother, Kathleen, 96, of Santa Ana; a daughter, Cheryl of Los Angeles; a sister, Lynn Domer of Orange; and grandchildren Nicolas and Valerie of Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in his memory be made to the American Legion Post 800, P.O. Box 800, Idyllwild, CA 92549.