Jean Moughon Murphy – Obituary

By  | April 11, 2018 | Filed under: Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Obituaries

 It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Moughon Murphy, 90, of Huntsville, Alabama, announces her passing April 7, 2018.

She was born in Birmingham, Alabama to Jean and Gordon Moughon. She attended Centenary University in New Jersey and The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Jean worked as a model in New York City in her early twenties. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, genealogy and archaeology. She was also actively involved in the National Society of Magna Charta Dames, Sovereign Colonial Society Americans of Royal Descent, National Society of Colonial Dames, Colonial Order of the Crown, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society Daughters of the American Colonists and United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband Edward Lennon Murphy, Jr. She is survived by her children, Jeanie Morris Murphy of Birmingham, AL, Edward Lennon Murphy III (Margie) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Harriette Murphy-Smith (Patrick) of Huntsville AL; two grandchildren, Daniel Jones (Trish), and Laura Claire Jones; three great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Moughon Havill; and niece, Holly Havill, both of Birmingham, AL.

Visitation will be from 11:30 am to 1 pm Tuesday, April 17 at Laughlin Service Funeral Home, with the service to follow in the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, Grant, AL or to your favorite charity.

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