Montrey McMurry MTA employee

October 20, 1990

Services for Montrey A. McMurry, a retired MTA community relations worker who was active in theater and related groups, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Henry W. Jenkins & Sons, 4905 York Road.

Mrs. McMurry, who was 66 and lived on Murdock Road in Rodgers Forge, died Monday at Lynn House, a Christian Science facility in Alexandria, Va.

She retired in 1988 from the community relations department of the Mass Transit Administration.

The former Montrey Ashburn was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Western High School, who studied theater at the Johns Hopkins University and Towson State University.

She appeared in Baltimore with Theater Hopkins, the Vagabonds and the Spotlighters and, during the 1950s, with the Arena Theater and Georgetown on the Aisle in Washington and the Nashville Community Theater in Tennessee.

A Marilyn Monroe look-alike, Mrs. McMurry had leading female roles in productions of "The Seven-Year Itch," made famous by the blond actress, and "Born Yesterday," "Three Men on a Horse" and "Light Up the Sky."

Mrs. McMurry was second reader at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Essex.

Her husband, James S. McMurry, who was a television executive, died in 1968.

She is survived by a stepson, William McMurry of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Gwendolyn A. Geer of Norrisville; a nephew; two nieces; and three grandnieces.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Essex.

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