• Rockport TX



    Karen Sue Murray, a long-time resident of Rockport died Friday the 1st of December at her home in Rockport.

    Karen was born in December of 1941 in Wheeling West Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, her Masters Degree in Community Health from the University of California, San Francisco and her doctorate in Public Health Administration from the University of Illinois. Karen received multiple awards in nursing throughout her education. During her career in education, Dr. Murray taught nursing at the University of Illinois, Case Western Reserve University and the University of Akron. Dr. Murray also executed the duties of Executive Director at Falconskeape Gardens in Medina, Ohio. In 1995 Karen moved to Rockport Texas with her family to continue a career in home health. Dr. Murray eventually retired as a Clinical Associate Professor at the Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.


    Karen loved living in Rockport with her family and was an active member of the community. Karen will be remembered for her sense of style, her love of education and her absolute devotion to her family.


    She is survived by her husband Peter, daughters Sheila and Madonna, son Ryan and four beautiful grandchildren.


    Memorial gifts may be made to https://donate.oralcancer.org/ - Campaigns - Carol's Fight.


    There will be a memorial mass for Karen at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rockport, Texas on December 16th at 2pm. It will be followed by a reception at the Murray residence in Rockport. 

  • 5 Tributes

    It was wonderful for me to know Karen for these many years. Rest in peace. Our prayers are with you still.


    Karen was a great Joy to be with. She was always smiling, enthusiastic, and compassionate. She will be deeply missed. My prayers are with her family and loved ones.


    A true lady whose smile warmed the heart and soul of those fortunate to have met her.We know the angels have guided her some safely.


    Mrs. Murray was a remarkable woman who had a zest for life. She was truly generous and wouldn't hesitate to give you the shirt off her back. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.


    Karen was a very special woman. I had the honor of knowing her for a few years when I was younger. My thoughts are with her family. Sending Love to you Peter.