Donna Davis Murphy, 88, devoted army wife

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Donna Davis Murphy
Donna Davis Murphy

WILLIAMSBURG – Donna Davis Murphy, 88, passed away on Oct. 3, 2016. She was born on March 31, 1928 to the late William and Meada Davis. After attending Hollins College in Roanoke, she married Paul J.B. Murphy, Jr., a career Army officer whom she accompanied to various domestic and foreign stations. In later years she served as Registrar at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Va.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 66 years, Paul J. B. Murphy, Jr.; three children, Paul J. B. Murphy III (Jessecia) of Calif., Mary Meade Eastman of Kan., and William D. Murphy (Linda) of Va.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in the ballroom at Windsor Meade. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.nelsencares.com.