Roselyn Claire Murphy

September 17, 2013 • Obituaries


MurphyRoselyn Claire Murphy, 74, of Roswell, New Mexico, passed away on August 29, 2013. Roselyn was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on January 7, 1939, to Joseph and Carroll Murphy. Roselyn’s parents and brother, Earl Murphy, preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister, Carol J. Kocher and her husband, Ray, of Indianapolis. Other survivors are nephews: Kevin Kocher, of Indianapolis, and his children; Sean, Khara and Katelyn; Scott and Diane Kocher, of Madison, [auth] IN, and their children: Dustin, Brandon and Nicole. She was known to her many close and dear friends in New Mexico, Indiana and elsewhere as “Roz.”

Roselyn attended Indiana University, earning her degree in Education and went on to attain her master’s degree in Health and Physical Education from Indiana University.

Roselyn spent many years as a health, physical education teacher and coach. She taught at Tudor Hall School for Girls, Southport High School, and Perry Meridian High School. While at Perry Meridian High School, she was the head girls basketball coach, and served on the board of directors for the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association 1977-1978. After her successful education career in Indiana, she relocated to Roswell, New Mexico, where she worked for the State of New Mexico as a health educator for drug and disease control programs.

A memorial service is scheduled for Roselyn Claire Murphy at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 505 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Roswell, NM, with Father Dale W. Plummer officiating.

In place of flowers, please consider giving to St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 505 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Roswell, NM.

Please take a moment to share your memories with the family in the online register book at

Services are under the direction of Anderson- Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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