March 21, 1916-April 24, 2008
Clifford "Cliff" Wagoner Murray aka "WBOWVE" was born March 21, 1916 in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Arthur Martin Murray and Mary Alice (Wagoner) Murray. He attended Anson High School in Marshalltown.
Cliff left Marshalltown in 1942 for Detroit, Mich., where he began his career as a bartender. In 1946 he moved to Denver, Colo., working in several lounges until buying the Drift Inn and Monroe Liquors which he owned and operated until moving to McCook in 1983 where he owned and operated Cap & Cork liquors until his retirement.
Cliff was a lifelong active member of the Elks and Eagles club. He enjoyed listening and talking to his many friends on his ham radios.
Cliff is survived by three daughters. Barbara and husband, Tim Shannon of McCook, Kathleen and husband, Richard Gold of Everett, Wash., and Debra Murray of Imperial, Neb.; six grandchildren, Annie Murray and fiancÚ Jeff Martin of Imperial, Dennis Shannon of McCook, Michelle Shannon of Denver, Paul McQueen of Yakima, Wash., Madonna and husband, Anthony Schmierer of Everett, Wash., and Donald McQueen, of Lodi, Calif.: seven great-grandchildren, Neveah Martin of Imperial, Timothy D. Shannon of North Platte, Jessica, Brianna and Erica McQueen of Lodi, Calif., and Anthony and Westley Schmierer of Everett, Wash.
He is preceded in death, by his wife Geraldine (Lock) Murray; two brothers, Albert Murray and James Harvey; one sister, Violet Prock, and his parents, all from Iowa.
Services will be Monday, 11 a.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Chapel with Father Gary Brethour officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation is Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon and Sunday, 4-7 p.m.
Memorials are being accepted. Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.