Elise Blumberg, 79 died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Wheatridge Park Care Center in Liberal.
She was born Dec. 2, 1934, to Andrew and Francina Korb in Daisyfield, Zimbabwe.
She married Thomas H. Murphy in 1954 at Harare, Zimbabwe. He died in 1969.
She then married Richard Dale Blumberg June 1, 1974, in Harare, Zimbabwe. He died Feb 6, 2008.
She attended and graduated from Chaplin High School in Gwelo, Zimbabwe.
She was a lab technician for Meadow Gold Dairy in the agricultural field for 25 years before retiring in 2006.
She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Delta, Colo.
She enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening and theatre.
Her survivors include sons, Lionel Murphy and wife, Kathleen, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Wayne R. Blumberg, Delta; daughter, Stella Taylor and husband, Rick, Liberal; one sister, Ena Alberts of South Africa; eight grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Aubrey Murphy, and one brother, Frank Korb.
• A private family memorial service will take place.
Cremation has taken place.
Friends may send condolences to the family through Elise’s tribute webpage at www.millermortuary.net