Friday, January 28, 2011

Cousin Tia's Obituary

Tia Lee King Murtaugh, 35

HERRIMAN, Utah — Tia Lee King Murtaugh, 35, passed away unexpectedly in her home on January 25, 2011. She was born April 22, 1975, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

She married Michael Matthew Murtaugh on June 26, 2010. They were extremely happy and excited about their new life together.

Tia was a very compassionate and loving person who often thought of others needs before her own. Hard work never intimidated her and she tackled every task whole-heartedly. Tia loved being with her family and enjoyed spending time outdoors in the mountains. Some of her hobbies included camping, 4-wheeling, going to the beach, spending time in California with the family of her husband, and learning and trying new things.

Tia had a great love for children, especially her nieces and nephews. She volunteered time working in elementary classrooms in high school and throughout college.

Tia graduated from Centauri High School in 1993. She continued her education at Adams State College, earned a degree in marketing, and worked as an operations manager at Home Depot. Tia had recently finished her student teaching at North Point Elementary as one of the last phases in completing her Master’s Degree in Education.

Tia was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings. She loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ and served in the Alabama Birmingham Mission.

Tia is survived by her husband Mike of Herriman, Utah; her parents Gregory and Terri King of Manassa, Colo., in-laws Rick and Kathy Nelson of Westminister, Calif.; grandparents Harley and Janice Gilleland of Manassa, Colo., Coreda Adams of Santa Ana, Calif., James Murtaugh of Mesa, Ariz., and Mary Nelson of Huntington Beach, Calif.; siblings April (Patrick) Galan of Lehi, Utah, Kile (Nate) Carling of Lehi, Utah, Keith (Jamie) King of Manassa, Colo., Ashley (Andrew) Gray of Orem, Utah, Jordan (Kella) King of Hereford, Texas, Bryce (Brooke) King of Orem, Utah, Elder Tate King Philippines Olongapo Mission, Mike’s sister, Michelle (Brett) Beale of Corona, Calif., and numerous other relatives She was preceded in death by her grandparents Horace and Lavern King.

A viewing will be held on Monday, January 31, 2011, at the Manassa LDS Church beginning at 5 p.m. and again on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at the Manassa LDS Church beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Manassa Cemetery.


Mandy said...

This is so shocking Melissa! Thank you for sharing it! I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with all of her loved ones!!

natalie said...

Wow. I had no idea. I'm so sorry.

The Hasletts said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Tia. She was so kind to everyone and always so happy. We're thinking and praying for you.

Marcie said...

I'm sorry to hear about Tia.

GO Gray's said...

Wow my parents just told me about that. I am so sorry Melissa.