September 22, 1962 – October 4, 2022
Dwight Emaurois Murphy, 60, of Parkville, MO passed away unexpectedly and suddenly on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at North Kansas City Hospital. He was born in Oka Tamuning, Guam; his family and his heart was on the Islands of Guam and Palau.
Dwight attended St. Anthony Catholic School in Guam and graduated from Father Duenas Memorial High School, Guam in 1980. He had continued his education at the University of Guam, St. Louis University, Missouri, and University of Hawaii. The majority of his working career was in IT for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, where he played a major role in establishing their data center in Kansas City, MO.
It was during his time in Kansas City that Dwight made several life-long friends, including Renee and Aaron Johnson and his bestie, Matt Hutson.
Dwight loved his desserts, cooking, photography, and had a great passion of creating his own artistic drawings and paintings of people & places he visited. He loved playing basketball and volleyball, always sharing fond memories of playing with Guam Teams during his young adult life. He looked forward to swimming in the warm oceans of the islands of Guam, Palau, or Zanzibar in Tanzania. From ocean to land, he took pleasure walking in English Landing Park especially close to sunset, exploring Parkville Nature Sanctuary, Missouri, watching movies, traveling for concerts and the Saturday nights at home filled with laughter watching “B” rated movies. Dwight will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, infectious laughter, having a ready smile as well as that devilish grin and dimples when he is being a bit mischievous. Dwight’s great passion, integrity, kindness, and generosity to those he loved was always unwavering (including his cats).
He is preceded in death by his Parents: Akiwo Ngirutoi and Kimiko Ueki Murphy; Brother: John Yekar Murphy; Brother-in-law: Wayne Paul Ralston; Niece: Renee Ueki Ralston; Best friend for life, John M. Pickett, Jr.
His love and memories will always be treasured in the hearts of his 8 surviving siblings and their families.
Paul Wade & his wife Naomi Ueki: Paul Jr. & Edna Carabit (Raven, Karsten); Donald & Sharrise (Mekuruul Jr, Bungy); Raisha (Elsau); Paulette; Wade Jr.; Lisa; Weber.
Laura Ann Beluong Murphy: Kevin; Tricia.
Kenneth Ngirutoi & his wife Elizabeth Murphy: Michael.
Ernest Akiwo Murphy: Raychel & James Gargarita (Jasmine, Reinen).
Audrey Kubarii Ralston: Renata & Roy Hoggard (Keturah, Andrew, Peter); Joshua; Nathaniel; Alison; Selena; Thaddaeus; granddaughter Olive Monroe.
Lauren Kukong & her husband Dale Weaver: Jerusha; Hana & Aidan Charlery (Jordan, London); Chance & Abigail (Harper, Olivia).
Nancy Brai & her husband Mike Foy.
Sophia Betikrarengud Murphy.
He will also be missed by his numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, many relatives, and many dear friends in Guam, Palau, Missouri, Washington, Oregon and California to just name a few.
The family would like to thank the following for all of their support and prayers: the Ngirutoi family; the Ueki family; Matt Hutson; Aaron & Renee Johnson; Rod Leon Guerrero; Dennis Sakamoto; Flori Sanchez, and all of Dwight’s and the Murphy families’ amazing relatives and friends.
A “Celebration of Dwight Emaurois Murphy’s Life and Memorial Service” will commence at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 30, 2022 at the American Legion 11 Main Street Parkville, MO 64152. An additional Celebration of Life and Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Guam and Palau. The Meyers Northland Chapel will update the Service information as it becomes available with dates, times and locations. Family and friends are invited to come and share fond memories and stories.
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville, Missouri. Memories of Dwight and condolences may be shared at MeyersFuneralChapel.com.