Sarah Murphy, a resident of Eagle River, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Milestone Senior Living. She was 79. 

She was born Nov. 22, 1940, in Milwaukee, to Francis and Jane Purtell.

Mrs. Murphy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Murphy.  

She is survived by one daughter, Melinda Murphy of Denver, Colo.; and three sisters, Susan Kullick of Hamilton, Mont., Liz Purtell of Westlake, Ore., and Kate Purtell of Vancouver, Wash.

A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2020.

Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.