Esther B. Murray, 82, Baltimore homemaker

December 06, 2003

Esther B. Murray, a homemaker, died Monday of congestive heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. She was 82 and lived on Auchentoroly Terrace facing Druid Hill Park.

Born Esther Brown in Tinsman, Ark., she moved to Baltimore as a child and was a 1938 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School.

In 1938, she married George D. Murray, a now-retired Glenn L. Martin Co. employee who later was a pari-mutuel clerk at Maryland thoroughbred racetracks. He survives her.

Mrs. Murray attended Faith Baptist and Fountain Baptist churches. She enjoyed cooking, reading, sewing and playing pokeno.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the Heritage United Church of Christ, 3100 Liberty Heights Ave.

In addition to her husband, survivors include three sons, George D. Murray Jr., Phillip Murray and Michael Murray, and three daughters, Ollie James, Alethia Grant and Michelle Murray, all of Baltimore; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Sandra Robinson, died in 1992. Another daughter, Shirley Murray, died in 1997.

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