ESCANABA - Verna Cecilia Murray, 89, of 1214 S. 15th. St., Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2014, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. She was born Feb. 20, 1925, in Escanaba and was the daughter of Matthew and Josephine (Miller) Decker. Verna graduated from Escanaba High School and then attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with her teaching degree. She taught school in Wisconsin for a few years. The former Verna C. Decker married Rodger T. Murray on July 26, 1952, and she preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 2013. Verna was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church and taught CCD at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She was a member of the League of Women's Voters, Escanaba Women's Club, Lake Bluff Golf and Country Club, and enjoyed playing bridge, traveling, golfing, gardening and reading.