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Marion Catherine (Murrell) Naughton

November 29, 1925 ~ May 25, 2018 (age 92)


Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 1:00pm.

Marion Naughton, died at home in her sleep at the age of 92.

Marion was born in New York City, to Leslie and Emily (Demlein) Murrell.  She attended schools in Elmhurst, NY, where she graduated high school.  She then attended Miss Dunbar’s Secretarial School in Brooklyn, NY, and was employed as a secretary by Graybar Electric, Magor Car Co and the office of Chief of Transportation in Washington, DC.  She was also employed by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

In Oct, 1948, she married Paul Naughton.  Following her husband’s career with the Federal Government, they moved to Washington DC, Salt Lake City, UT, Denver, CO and in 1965 moved to Casper, WY.

Marion was dedicated to St. Anthony Church and School, holding office in CCW and PTO. Marion served as a member of Bishops Guild, Fatima Shawl Ministry, Benedictine Oblates and a Eucharistic Minister. She published the St. Anthony Monthly Message, served as a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader, Welcome Wagon Hostess and Teacher’s aide at Dean Morgan Jr High School.  She was an officer of Cana Club, Maverick Square Dance Club, and Casper Water Ski Club.  Marion served the community of Casper as a member of ESVP at the Senior Center, participated in the Chorus, Tap, Hawaiian, Line Dance, Tip Top Tappers and sang with Meadowlarks.

Alpine and Nordic skiing, water skiing, hiking, needlepoint, quilting, and sewing were her favorite activities.  She was particularly proud of the Gold medals she won for swimming in the Senior Olympics for 17 years; as she swam daily at the YMCA.  She enjoyed RVing with her husband, traveling all through Wyoming and the US.

Internment will take place at Oregon Trails State Veterans Cemetery.

She is survived by her three children:  Mary Lynch of Fairfax, VA; Pat Harshman and Chris Naughton of Casper; her brothers Joseph and Harry Murrell, nine grandchildren; Sean, Emily, Brian, Sandra, Justin, Janet, Stephen, Danielle and Tia;  eleven great-grandchildren; Zoey, Miley, Alec, Ben, Issac, Delanie, Keeley, Brooke, Levi Y, Levi H, Emma; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She enjoyed having her grandchildren and great-grandchildren over, taking them on hikes and to Alcova Lake.

She was preceded in death by her son John, her parents, and her husband of 64 years.

Memorials may be made to:

Holy Cross Center, Seton House or St. Stephens Indian School.

Donations may be made to:

Holy Cross Center
1030 N. Lincoln Street, Casper WY 82601

Seton House
919 N. Durbin, Casper WY 82601

St. Stephens Indian School
128 Mission Road, St. Stephens WY 82524
Tel: 1-307-856-4147

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