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Services Thursday for Gay Gaydos Murphy

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Gay Gaydos Murphy, age 92, of Chesterton, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015.

Gay was born on March 5, 1922 in Gary, Indiana, to Anna (Mislan) and Paul Gaydos (Gaidash).

Gay is survived by her daughter, Shannon G. Murphy of Petaluma, California; grandchildren, Kara Anne Rodenhizer-Stampfli of Deerfield, New Hampshire, John S. Rodenhizer II, and Thomas R. Rodenhizer of North Hollywood, California; great-grandson, Aiden A. Stampfli of Deerfield, New Hampshire; sister, Anne Hattery, of Valparaiso, Indiana, and many nieces and nephews.

Gay was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Commander Thomas (Tom) J. Murphy; son, Brian T. Murphy; parents, Anna and Paul Gaydos; sisters, Julia Cebulky and Helen Klich; and brother, Paul Gaydos.

Gay attended Lew Wallace High School and Gary College. She worked for the Carnegie-Illinois Steele Corporation before becoming an airline stewardess at United Airlines in 1948. In 1956, Gay turned in her wings for bridal gown after meeting her husband, Tom in Arlington, VA. She married a few weeks later, on June 2, 1956 in Tokyo, Japan aboard the U.S.S. Reaper. Gay traveled the world with her husband living overseas in Japan, London, Istanbul, and Turkey. She also resided in Norfolk, Virginia, Woodbridge, Connecticut, West Falmouth, Massachusetts, and finally settled in Chesterton, Indiana, in 2005.

Gay was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her passions were her family, reading, entertaining, and telling her grandchildren about her worldly travels and falling in love with their grandfather.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 22, 2015, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the White Love Funeral Home, 525 South Second Street, Chesterton, Indiana.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in Fort Meyer, Virginia, at a later date.


Posted 1/21/2015




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