Karen Gulbrandsen Murphy, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-three years, Robert W. “Red” Murphy. Mrs. Murphy is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Jeff Bergum, Buford, GA, Mary and Paul Anstedt, Hawthorne Woods, IL, Colleen and Kevin Groth, Lawrenceville, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Lisa Murphy, Mandeville, LA, Bill and Laura Murphy, Columbia, SC; twelve grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sister, Laura Schoepke, Kenosha, WI; brothers and sister-in-law, Bob Gulbrandsen, Palm Springs, CA, Arne and Olivia Gulbrandsen, Racine, WI; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Murphy was born December 9, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. She was a 1952 graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School and a 1955 graduate of Columbia School of Nursing with a RN Degree. Mrs. Murphy was a retired registered nurse from Northside Hospital in Atlanta with 40 years of service, and was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch, GA. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church with Father Branson to serve as celebrant. Interment will be at GA National Cemetery in Canton, GA at a later date. The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Karen Murphy.
To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements By: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA (770) 932-1133.