Ella Dorothy Murphey, formerly Sioux Co.

Ella Dorothy Murphey of Renton, Washington, died in her sleep Wednesday, August 15 after a brief illness. She was born in Sioux County Nebraska on February 16, 1924 to the late Henry and Katherine Bower. Ella was the 3rd of 9 children. She was raised in the farm country that borders Nebraska and Wyoming. She married Henry Chester Murphey on January 1, 1943 in Riverside California.

After WW II, Ella and her husband settled in Casper, Wyoming. In 1962 they moved to the Seattle, Washington area. Henry served as a construction controller. Ella worked her entire career managing the business office of car dealerships including Allen Green Chevrolet and Dick Balch Chevrolet. Ella retired in 1984 from Bill Pierre Ford.

Ella is survived by her daughter, Colleen Rasmussen of Kirkland, Washington and her grandson Steven Younger, II also of Kirkland Washington.

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