Linda L. Murphy, 65, of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Key West and Philadelphia, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 in Cape Coral.
She was born Oct. 16, 1947 in Oil City to James and Jeanne Clifford.
When Linda was 11 years old she was stricken with polio. Despite having to take an unplanned path in life she entered a rehab facility to learn how to cope with such a illness along with the typical things a preteen had to learn. She continued school and graduated from Ridgway High School in 1965. While in rehab she would end up meeting and marrying her soulmate, who also had suffered from a major physical disability. Together they navigated through life, living it to the fullest, meeting many good friends and finally coming to rest in Cape Coral, Fla. Linda worked several years in the insurance business in Philadelphia. She enjoyed animals and nature which she would often transfer onto paper. Her second love was painting and drawing. She was a very strong independent person who kept fighting until the end.
She is survived by her mother, Jeanne Clifford of Ridgway; one sister, Jolene Krise (Mark) of Ridgway; one brother, Jeff Clifford (Stephanie) of Kersey; four nephews, Zachary, Chris, Tony and Bobby; and three nieces, Cather, Sally and Kara.
Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Murphy in 2008; her father, James Clifford in 2005; and her sister, Vicki Caros in 2010.
Memorial contributions in memory of Linda L. Murphy, are suggested to the charity of your choice.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the online guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com .
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.