Margaret Anne Murphy, age 61, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 31, 2020, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born in Basingstoke, England in 1959, she moved to Malta with her family at age 4, and eventually settled in Davenport, Iowa, where she spent her adolescent and adult life. Upon retiring, Margaret fulfilled her dream of moving to Murrells Inlet, South Carolina to enjoy her retirement, a block away from the beach.
Margaret’s life was spent providing support and love for her family and community. As a single mother of two, she worked tirelessly to provide the best life for daughters, enabling them to receive strong educations, travel the world, and grow into two driven and caring women.
Margaret worked for the City of Davenport, Iowa her entire career, where she worked as the Assisted Housing Director, helping families and individuals who are elderly, physically, or mentally disabled. Even after retiring, Margaret continued to contribute to the community and volunteered on the Murrells Inlet 2020 board, writing grants to promote the conservation of our natural environment while fostering local community and commerce.
When Margaret wasn’t volunteering, she spent her time strolling the beach, collecting seashells and looking for turtles’ nests, taking cross-country road trips with her husband, or tackling the day’s New York Times crossword puzzle.
Margaret was intelligent, witty, and selfless. She will be dearly missed but never forgotten. Even after Margaret’s passing, her community and those who were close to her will forever feel the impact she has made on them.
Margaret is predeceased by her mother, Anne. She is survived by her husband Steve, daughters Katharine and Christine, her stepchildren and granddaughter, her father, 6 siblings, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her husband and daughters will share plans for a Celebration of Life ceremony at a future date.
Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services (843.651.1440) of Murrells Inlet is assisting the family with arrangements.
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