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Murray E. Smith
Date of Death: December 31, 1969
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Murray E. Smith Murray Elwin Smith, 81, of Frederick County, Virginia, died Monday, November 7, 2011, in Blue Ridge Hospice Residential Center. Mr. Smith was born in 1930, in Colby, Kansas, the son of the late Guido E. and Irma P. Smith. Mr. Smith attended Kansas State University, Purdue University, the Woodrow Wilson School of …
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public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
From Wayne Horlacher: Murray and I were very close friends thru grade and high school in Colby, KS. We shared times together playing in the B team basketball games, and were both "too valuable" in the pep band to play for the A team games. We also were in our own dance band where he played the drums and I played the trombone part on my baritone horn. Along with two other friends, Gerald and George, we built and enjoyed the SHACK which we built from scrap lumber and old railroad car doors. His Model A car was fun to ride in and a great source of enjoyment to all. When college time arrived, we both attended KSU but were in different schools, so didn't have the close contact that we had in High School. We both were in ROTC, receiving our commissions at graduation in 1952. Living far apart limited the times that we could be together, but we really enjoyed our 50 year high school reunion at our home in Colby, and the 60 year reunion in Santa Fe. Murray was always good at meeting and talking with everyone, making it a priority to never leave anyone out of the conversations. Future reunions will never be the same without him.
Wayne Austin Horlacher left a message on November 11, 2011:
From Wayne Horlacher: Murray and I were very close friends thru grade and high school in Colby, KS. We shared times together playing in the B team basketball games, and were both "too valuable" in the pep band to play for the A team games. We also were in our own dance band where he played the drums and I played the trombone part on my baritone horn. Along with two other friends, Gerald and George, we built and enjoyed the SHACK which we built from scrap lumber and old railroad car doors. His Model A car was fun to ride in and a great source of enjoyment to all. When college time arrived, we both attended KSU but were in different schools, so didn't have the close contact that we had in High School. We both were in ROTC, receiving our commissions at graduation in 1952. Living far apart limited the times that we could be together, but we really enjoyed our 50 year high school reunion at our home in Colby, and the 60 year reunion in Santa Fe. Murray was always good at meeting and talking with everyone, making it a priority to never leave anyone out of the conversations. Future reunions will never be the same without him.
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