Ada Velma Murray, 94 years of age, of Alma

Courtesy/Nelson Bauer Funeral Home

Graveside Services for Ada V. Murray will be held at the Alma Cemetery in Alma, Nebraska on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Rod Vaughn officiating.

Ada Velma Murray, 94 years of age, of Alma, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Colonial Villa Good Samaritan Center in Alma. Ada was born October 9, 1919 at Van Buren, Arkansas, the eldest of nine children born to Richard N. and Velma R. (Farrell) Tomlinson. She received her primary education at the Tucker Rural School in Stephens County, Oklahoma, and then attended Comanche High School in Comanche, Oklahoma, graduating with the class of 1936. She then pursued her passion for nursing, and received her Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) credentials from the Mathania Hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Ada was employed as a LPN through the years in civilian hospitals and also Travis AFB and Mather AFB in California for many years. Prior to making her home in Alma at the Villa, she resided in Bellevue, Nebraska for 35 years.

Ada was a member of the Southern Baptist faith and was active within churches wherever she resided. She was also active with the Women's Missionary Union within the Southern Baptist faith, opening new churches and traveling with friends as missionaries for many years.

Ada was united in marriage to John B. Forrestor and to this union three children were born: Richard F., Emmitt D. and Ada C. In 1943, Ada was united in marriage to John B. Murray and to this union two children were born: John M. and Ellen V. John B. Murray preceded her in death in 1968.

Besides her parents and her two husbands; Ada was preceded in death by one daughter, Ada Carroll Scoggin, three brothers: Alvin Tomlinson, Richard "Nick" Tomlinson, and Holmes Tomlinson; and one sister, Carolyn Peas.

Her survivors include her four children: Richard F. Forrestor and his fiancé, Arlene Eledge of Bellevue, Nebraska, Emmitt D. Forrestor and his wife, Nancy of Shelbyville, Tennessee, John M. Murray of Spokane, Washington, and Ellen V. Stokes of Spokane;14 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Margaret Ann Aaron and her husband, Bill of Arkansas City, Kansas, Silvia Cunningham and her husband, Robert of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Shirley Sibel of Ft. Worth, Texas; one brother, Walter Edward "W.E." Tomlinson and his wife, Carrie of Duncan, Oklahoma; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 19, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with the family greeting from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Bauer-Torrey & Mach Funeral Home in Alma.

A memorial has been established in Ada's honor and will be designated at a later date.

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The Bauer-Torrey & Mach Funeral Home in Alma is in charge of the arrangements.

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