Amy J. Murdock

Amy J. Murdock

Amy Murdock age 47 passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center.

She was born August 9, 1968 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Bennard and Ellen (Ort) Pickett. Amy was an Otsego High School graduate and enjoyed reading, travel and playing with her dogs. She was a very kind and caring woman and loved her family more than anything. On December 9, 1989 at the First Congregational Church of Otsego she married Donald Murdock who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Matthew (Amber) Murdock and Nathaniel Murdock all of Otsego; mother, Ellen; sister, Deborah Pickett of WA; father-in-law, Bob Murdock of Otsego; several nieces, nephews and extended family members and her dogs, Winston and Maddie.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bennard and mother-in-law, Ann Murdock.

Friends may meet with Amy’s family from 6-8PM Thursday, March 24, 2016 and starting at 1:00 PM until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 PM Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, with friend Tom Oldham officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Amy may be made to the SPCA of Kalamazoo.

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  1. Dawn Dines Ogden says:

    So very sorry to hear of Amy’s passing. She was a kind person and alway’s had a smile on her face.

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  3. Jim & Bonnie Hoffman says:

    Don, Steve and the entire Murdock family. We are so sorry for your loss. She was always such a kind and pleasant young lady when I would come to your house. Our daughter told us she just met her and she was just so pleasant. She is no longer in any pain and in the arms of our LORD. Remember all the good times with her. Keeping you and the entire family in our prayers.

  4. Jim & Kathy Stewart says:

    Matt – We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Please know that our prayers are with your entire family.

  5. Melanie (Figel) Rice says:

    Don and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Amy. She was always so friendly. I want you to know that I am thinking of you!! You are in my prayers!!! May God give you strength during this sad time!! ❤️❤️

  6. Debbie Pickett says:

    Amy, you were the best sister and Aunt anyone could ask for. You were always so thoughtful, loving and made us all laugh. I will miss your smile so much. You loved Jenni and Kimmie as if they were your own. You brought joy to everyone who knew you and you lived life to the fullest. RIP sweet sister.

  7. amy tetzlaff says:

    sorry about amy she was a kinded person I got to know her and her smile from amy tetzlaff

  8. Shirley Wesler-Brown says:

    Ellen, So very sorry for your loss. Just hold on to your memories they will help get you thru. And she will always live in your hearts. May God give you peace and comfort . Love Shirley

  9. Craig & Joan Shook says:

    Don & family, So sorry to hear about Amy. We are Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Tim and Laurie Andrus says:

    Don and family – please accept our heartfelt condolences at Amy’s passing. Her gentle spirit will continue to be with all of you in your memories. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Jamie & Zach Radcliffe says:

    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Amy, just meeting her briefly I could sense what a sweet and wonderful lady she was. Zach and I will keep your family in our prayers.

  12. Kathy Martin says:

    Ellen and family: So shocked to hear of you loss. Please remember that everyone at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is thinking of you and keeping you close in our hearts.

  13. Mike & Lori Laughlin says:

    Murdock family–we were so saddened to hear of Amy’s passing. She was a sweet lady, great mom, and ardent Bulldog fan! When I told Elli about it, she immediately recalled her bell at the football games and how nice she was. Seems so long ago–time sure flies, we never have enough of it, do we? We will all keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Hope you find peace and comfort in your days ahead.

  14. Ruth Stauffer says:

    I have such fond memories of Matt and Nate in my second grade class at Allegan St. Elementary School. That is when I met Amy, and Don. She was so sweet, fun and encouraging. She was your biggest cheer leader! She leaves wonderful legacy and will be deeply missed.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Carman ( Weiss ) Merriam says:

    I am so very sorry and give you my deepest condolences.

  16. Cheri Munenge says:

    My deepest sympathy to Amy’s family. Amy was my best friend throughout middle school and high school. We were inseparable. Amy has always been so caring and loving and her smile could take away any sadness…She was the best friend anyone could have. May peace and comfort be with your family.

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