Obituaries for June 19, 2005

James E. Murray

James Murray, 60, of Kingman and formerly of Oakley, Calif., died on Sunday, June 12, 2005, at Kingman Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen O. Murray. He was born Aug. 10, 1944, in Orange, N.J., son of Walter C. Murray of Winter Park, Fla., and the late Elsie Leigh Murray.

At the time of his death, he was a partner in NetTechD2, a computer consulting company and a Microsoft Certified Partner. After graduating as a mechanical engineer from the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Murray spent over 20 years as a senior manager in the utility and pharmaceutical business.

Mr. Murray was a captain in the United States Marine Corps, serving 11 years, and was a decorated Vietnam veteran who served as a forward field artillery battery commander. Among his service decorations are the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Citation Gallantry Cross with PALM, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Commendation Medal, Certificate of Commendation and Naval Commendation Medal with Combat V.

Besides his wife, he leaves behind three sons, James E. Murray II of Walnut Creek, Calif., Patrick J. Murray of Emeryville, Calif., and William M. Murray of Walnut Creek; his two sisters, Marybeth Kniffin of Syracuse, N.Y., and Eileen MacDonald of England; two grandchildren, Jonah Murray of Anitoch, Calif., and Alexis Ann Murray of Discovery Bay, Calif.

Memorial services were held on Friday, June 17, 2005, in Oakley. Bay Area military services will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Presidio in San Francisco. Full military honors and internment will take place on Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at 12:40 p.m. in the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nev. Should friends desire, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital Memphis, Tenn.

Hal I. Roche

Hal Ira Roche of Kingman passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2005, in Las Vegas. He was born on Aug. 8, 1970, in Eldora, Iowa. He came to Kingman four years ago from Colorado.

Hal was the youngest of nine siblings and will be missed greatly. He leaves behind his son, Colton Roche of Kingman; his mother, Diana Roche of Kingman; his father, W.D. Roche of Scottsdale; along with four brothers and four sisters.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on June 18, 2005, in Victorville, Calif.