Betty Carolyn Murdock
Feb 6, 1929 - Sep 7, 2017
Betty Carolyn Murdock of Tulsa died, Thursday, September 7, 2017, peacefully
of natural causes. She was 88 years old. Mrs. Murdock was born in Oklahoma
City on February 6, 1929 and grew up in Hartshorne, OK where her parents,
the late Elmer and Juanita Thrower, owned and published the Hartshorne
Sun until their retirement in 1966. Upon graduating high school, Mrs.
Murdock attended Phillips University in Enid and graduated from the University
of Oklahoma with a BA degree in journalism. She worked as a reporter in
the Society and Women’s department of The Daily Oklahoman and the
Oklahoma City Times. In 1955, she and her husband, the late Virgil Murdock,
moved to Cambridge, MA where he attended and graduated from the Harvard
Divinity School. They remained in Massachusetts until his retirement in
1986 when they returned to Oklahoma and settled in Tulsa. Mrs. Murdock
was active in a number of charitable organizations in Massachusetts. In
Tulsa, she was a Gillie at the Gilcrease Museum and a member of All Souls
Unitarian Church. Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Carolyn Ake, and
her husband Tracy Ake, of Bristow, VA; a sister, Janice Elliott of Nashville,
TN; and a brother, Frank Thrower of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Hayley
Ake, Hannah Ake, and Sam Ake all of Bristow, VA. The family would like
to express their heartfelt appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff
at the Aberdeen Heights Assisted Living facility who provided such excellent
care. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 1:00
p.m. at the All Souls Unitarian Church, 2952 S. Peoria, Tulsa, OK 74114.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in her name to
All Souls Unitarian Church. Cremation Society of Oklahoma 918-599-7337.
Time: Sep 12, 2017 1:00 p.m.
Location: All Souls Unitarian Church
Address: 2952 South Peoria