Timothy Joseph Murphy

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATimothy Joseph Murphy, 50,  was taken much too early from us all on Saturday August 24th, 2013.


Tim was born on June 10, 1963 in Mt. View, California to Donald and Carol Murphy.  His family moved from San Jose, CA  to Bellevue, WA in 1971.  He graduated from Newport High School in Bellevue in 1981.    Tim received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University in 1985.  He was very active in the Delta Upsilon Fraternity and maintained many lifelong friendships. 


Tim met Stacy Susanne Kulaas while both were attending WSU and she became “the love of his life”.  They were married on May 23, 1987.  They had their first home in Kirkland and in 2000 moved to Duvall.  She preceded him in death on February 21, 2011.


He was last employed by SNC Lavelin in Bothell, WA  where he enjoyed his work and made many good friends.


Tim’s passion was the restoration of classic cars.  He loved to spend time in his meticulous garage and tinker on his projects.  There could never be too much chrome. 


He is survived by his daughters, Mali and Shannon; parents Donald and Carol Murphy; brothers Kevin (& Lynette) Murphy of Fall City; John (& Jamien) Murphy of Bothell and Mark (& Laura) Murphy of Portland; his father-in-law, Richard Kulaas; all the Kulaas family; nieces, nephews and countless more family and friends.


Tim was larger than life and had a perpetual smile and happiness that lit up any room. Rest in peace and be with the Lord and your love, Stacy.

The funeral service was held at Holy Innocents Catholic Church in Duvall on Saturday, September 21st at 10am. He was buried on September 28th at Novelty Cemetery in Duvall, WA with several family members present.

4 Responses to “Timothy Joseph Murphy”

  • Carol and Don Murphy says:

    Tim, We miss you and love you forever but know you are at peace.
    Love, Mom and Dad

  • Patty Poole-Roop says:

    Carol and Don – just learning of Tim’s passing today. Very sad news!! Tim was an amazing friend – did light up lives of so many – he had a truly kind and giving heart. My thoughts are with your family. xxoo, Patty

  • joe galant says:

    Shock dosent say enough when i found out that such a good friend had passed away. I will miss him dearly

  • Tim & Dayna Woods says:

    Both Dayna and I are deeply saddened to find out this news, we will always cherish the time that we spent as neighbors owning our first house many many barbecues and many many beers and Tim and Stacy we will miss you forever

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