Dr. Edward H. Murphy, 71, of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Sioux City, died Dec. 5, 1997.
Dr. Murphy was born Feb. 4, 1926, in Sioux City, the son of Mabel and Ray Murphy.
He served in the United States Marines in World War II. He received two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, and a Silver Star, for acts of bravery in WW II. As often as possible he reunited with his Marine comrades.
He attended Palmer Chiropractic College from 1963 to 1966, in Davenport, Iowa. He opened his practice in 1966, in Seattle.
In 1970, he was elected president of Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce in 1971 he was elected president of Seattle-King County Chiropractors Association.
He traveled all over the world. At age 59 he flew over Florida in a hot air balloon and parachuted from a plane in Washington, fulfilling two lifelong dreams.
Survivors include two sons, James E. Murphy and Mark F. Murphy, and a daughter, Jean M. Murphy.