Rachel Robin Murray

Rachel Robin Murray, 82, of Richmond, died at 9:00 AM, Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at The Richmond Palliative Care Center in Richmond, Virginia. 

She was born January 2, 1930 in Petersburg, Virginia, to Dennis and Wanda Owen. She married Wayne Murray on June 29, 1950 and he survives.

Also surviving are her mother Wanda Owen of Lynchburg, two sons, Jack (Paula) Owen of Lynchburg, and Charles Murray of Portland; one granddaughter Catharine; one sister Rita (Frank) West of Vancouver; one brother Randy (Anna) Owen; three nephews, Kent, Josh and Greg Owen and several cousins.

Rachel’s father Dennis G. Murray and one son, Brandon Steve Murray preceded her in death.

Rachel was a long time resident of Richmond where she lived since leaving her childhood home in Petersburg at the age of 18. She graduated from Petersburg Secondary School in 1947 and was a science and math teacher at Richmond High School.

She loved to read and enjoyed card games and shopping with her friends. She also loved to volunteer and spent time every weekend helping at a local animal shelter.

The visitation is from 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM on Friday, January 6, 2012 at the Arlington National Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow the next day at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 7, 2012, also at the Arlington National Funeral Home. Reverend Jack M. Webb will be officiating. The burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Richmond City Animal Shelter at PO Box 322, 4229 South 10th Street, Petersburg, Virginia.