On October 23, 2022, Fay Hopkins Murray passed away surrounded by many of his loving family members. Fay lived a rich and full life. It is hard to summarize a life like his in just a few lines, but this is our attempt. \n\nFay was born May 3, 1942 in Kohala on the big island of Hawaii. His parents, Ralph Murray and Lila Fancher, were adventuresome and had moved to Hawaii years before. Fay’s Hawaiian adventure ended about six years later when his family moved to Nephi, Utah. Despite having to leave one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Fay thrived in Nephi. As a young boy he loved to hunt jackrabbits in the foothills above town. At Juab High School, Fay was a two-time state basketball champion. He also enjoyed football and tennis. \n\nAfter high school, Fay attended the University of Washington, served a mission to the Eastern Atlantic States, and attended BYU. While at BYU, he met the love of his life, Barbara Ann Logan, in a history class. They were married in Hyattsville, Maryland on September 5, 1964 and sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on September 16, 1964. They were inseparable for 58 years. Throughout their married life, they worked together to create a wonderful life for themselves and their four exceptional children. Their exceptional children married exceptional spouses and gave them eleven exceptional grandchildren, who have also married exceptional spouses and have so far given them four exceptional great grandchildren. Fay loved his family and took great joy in them and they loved him in return.\n\nFor work, Fay was a small business owner, an auto mechanic, a teacher at the Utah State Prison. After all this, he finally spent the bulk of his career at the Salt Lake County Health Department. At various times he worked additional part-time jobs at Roy’s Texaco and Gallenson’s Gun Shop. \n\nFay loved the outdoors and beautiful places. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoor photographer. He loved spending time on his boat, especially at Lake Powell, and he was always up for a long drive to visit beautiful and obscure places. In his later years, he was able to travel to Alaska, Hawaii and Scotland. \n\nFay was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and studying the Gospel was a lifelong passion for him. He served in many church callings throughout his life, including most recently as Gospel Doctrine teacher in his branch. He loved the Temple, and he served as an ordinance worker in both the Jordan River and Draper Temples. But the calling he was most beloved for was serving as Bishop to the River Oaks 6th ward. Fay was loved by all who knew him. He was kind, gentle and a trusted friend. People often remarked after meeting him only once on how nice he was. \n\nFay faced a number of health challenges, particularly in his later life. Fay and Barbara worked together to handle these difficulties. Though he was often in pain, he never lost his gentle demeanor.\n\nFay was preceded in death by his mother, Lila Fancher, his father, Ralph Murray, his brother, Fancher Murray, and his sisters, Wanza Christensen and LaRue Sidwell . He was also preceded in death by his in-laws, Charles and Lucy Logan and his brother-in-law, Jeffrey Logan, and several beloved dogs. He is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter Kimberly Rawlins (Mark), son Tyler Murray (Leslie), daughter Jennifer Cooper (Tony), and son Matthew Murray (Maren), brother-in-law Charles Logan (Diane), 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.\n\nFuneral Services will be held Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 at 11 am at the LDS meetinghouse located at 12830 South 2700 West, Riverton Utah with viewings from 6-8 pm Friday, Oct 28, 2022 at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, Utah and from 10:00 to 10:45 am at the meetinghouse before the service.