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Michael Gordon Murray

07/08/1948 - 06/24/2019
Service Date: 07/06/2019
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 502 E. Nueva St, San Antonia Texas,78205

Michael Gordon Murray, age 70, passed away Monday, June 24th at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa, Arizona of heart failure.  He was born on July 8, 1948 in West Covina, California to James and Weymouth Murray.  He was a graduate of Woodland High School and Lewis and Clark College.  After proudly serving in the Marines as a Lieutenant, Mike married Jan Bigham on June 5, 1976 in Waco, Texas.  Mike was a dedicated 30 year employee of Ben E. Keith Foods.  Mike had the ability to make everyone instantly feel at ease and was always genuinely interested in what was happening in their lives.  He never met a person that he didn’t like and considered everyone his friend.

Mike truly lived life to the fullest by spending time with his family, traveling, and communicating on a daily basis with his customers. He was an avid sports fan and loved the San Antonio Spurs.  Mike’s final act of kindness to others was being a donor that benefited several wounded warriors.

Mike is survived by his wife, Jan Bigham Murray;  daughter, Lindsey Murray;   grandson, Collin Murray; a sister, Kristeen Wicklund; and many nieces and nephews.

Family, friends, and others whose lives Mike touched are invited to his Memorial Service in San Antonio  at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 502 E. Nueva St. on Saturday, July 6th at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will be in Waco, TX.  In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project or the American Heart Association.  Mike loved color and requested that everyone wear bright colors to celebrate his life.


  • Michelle Schiebel

    I am truly sorry for your loss. My family is praying for yours.

  • Jan, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Debra Ratliff

    Mike will be missed but know he is always watching over you, family and friends. God continue to bless you and the family.
    Hugs to you Jan.

  • Mike&Donna Roach

    Please know we hold you in our hearts and have you in our prayers.

  • Nora Gonzalez

    I was so sad to hear about Mike’s passing. Memories sustain us and I hope your memories of him are everlasting. Condolences and hugs.

  • Paula Buchignani

    I am sincerely sorry to read about Michael’s passing. We were classmates through High School. Special person. God Bless & comfort his loved ones🤗🙏

  • Vanessa Kennedy

    I will always remember Mike’s sweet smile. He was a true gentleman at all times. He genuinely loved his wife & family. Thank God for the hope of seeing our loved ones, again. May God’s peace comfort Jan, Lyndsey & Collin.

  • Julie and Arthur Ruiz

    Jan- sending prayers and peace to you and your family.

  • As a Woodland High School classmate, I’m saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. May he rest in peace. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

  • Jennifer Bertschy- Cosper

    I am so very sorry to hear of your husband’s sudden passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this tough time. ❤️

  • Deborah Botello

    Jan~ Sending prayers and condolences.
    Much Love~

  • Tonya morgan smith

    Jan we are sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.

  • Jan, hugs and prayers to you and family. Michael filled many hearts with joy with his final thoughtful giving. Many are truly blessed. May you find comfort in God’s loving arms and promise.

  • Carolyn Waffoed

    Prayers of peace and much comfort to you and your family, Jan.

  • Diana Rodriguez

    You all will be in our thoughts and hearts as the family goes through this difficult time. Truly sorry for your loss. May you find peace.

  • Diane Livengood

    Jan, deepest sympay to you and your family. Your family here in Province are here for you. So sorry for your loss.

  • Jan, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jim and Vicki

  • Nevar Mitchell

    A new neighbor and friend. So sorry for this loss. Positive thoughts and prayers for the family.

  • Doak & Carol Pierce

    Words cannot properly describe the impact Mike had on friends, neighbors, customers and family. He had a special spirit about him. He made you feel important and cared about. No matter the subject he would give you his undivided attention and advice which helped put your mind at ease. Jan, Mike will be dearly missed. You and your family are in our prayers.

  • Jan,
    I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing, we had good times growing up as cousins should, lots of laugh’s and Murray’s being Murray’s. I’m glad we found time to get together this past year and reconnect. R.I.P. Marine

  • Becky Mithofer

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Jan. My prayers go out to you and your family!

  • Joe & Angela Davis

    Jan, we were so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a good man and friend. We think of you and Mike often. God bless and offer you peace in the days to come. Love always, Joe and Angela.

  • Joe & Angela Davis

    Jan, were so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. He was a good man & freind. God be with you in the coming days. Joe & Angela

  • Mike was the best salesman I ever had and a better human being – a fellow Vietnam Veteran – I will miss him – God bless his soul .

  • My prayers are with you in this difficult time, Rhonda and family. I am so sorry for this devastating loss. I will be praying for you.

  • Rev. Geraldine L. Murray

    I just learned of Mike’s passing. My sincere empathy to you Jan and Lindsey and to all of Mike’s extended family and all his friends. He was a very honorable man. May peace be with you.

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