Apr 12, 2017 - From staff reportsChester "Guy" Murphy of Riverton died Saturday, April 8, 2017, at his home. He was 65 years old.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2017, at his home. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Big Piney.
Chester Carl Murphy was born Dec. 27, 1951, in Kemmerer, to Richard Carl and Idonna Ruth (Davis) Murphy. He grew up in Marbleton and attended school in Big Piney. He graduated from high school with the class of 1971.
In Burley, Idaho, on Jan. 19, 1972, he married Tina Gae Guyette. They would have two children before later divorcing.
In 1974 he moved to Riverton from Marbleton and made it his forever home. He worked for Bonsell Motors for 25 years before they closed. He then opened his own business, Murphy's Auto Repair, in 1991. He went into the oil and gas industry as a lease operator in 2002 and continued in the field until he retired in 2014.
He was a past member of the Riverton Eagles.
He enjoyed cars, camping, fishing and being with family.
He is survived by his son, Jerold "Jerry" Carl Murphy and his companion, Becca Kolbe, of Riverton; daughter, April Gae Woodward and husband, Alan, of Riverton; grandchildren Hannah, Danyka, Ashlynn, Braeson and Alexys; brothers William Murphy and wife, Sonya, and Jimmy Murphy; sisters Idonna Boesiger, Frances Robinson and husband, Jim, and LaRae Anderson and husband, Jack; ex-wife, Tina Sloan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Idonna Murphy, and his sister, RaNae Tiensvold.
Online condolences may be made to the family at TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
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