Joseph “Joey” Hussein Murray, 69, of Fairview, Montana, passed away peacefully Friday, December 30, 2022 at his home of natural causes. He was born February 25th, 1953, at Saint Andrew’s Hospital in Bottineau, North Dakota at 5:47 am. Joey was the 7th of 11 kids to Delphine Warren and Hassen Murray. Joey was quarter Native American Pembina Clan of Ojibwe of the Turtle Mountain Agency in Belcourt, North Dakota and various other nationalities including Lebanese on his father’s side. He grew up in Belcourt and Dunseith, North Dakota, living on the family farm and attending school. After graduating in 1972 from Dunseith, North Dakota, he joined the US Army and served 2 years while stationed in Colorado and Germany. After the military, he lived in several places including Fargo, Butte, Denver, Sidney, and Glendive before finally ending up in Fairview.
Joey lived with his brother, Hassen, and enjoyed traveling. They managed their vacation time and savings to visit famous tourist sites in Colorado like Cave of the Winds, Royal Gorge, and many other sites. They also visited family in Montana and Idaho especially their brothers Kenneth and Abe and their sister Joyce. Once Hassen passed away, Joey moved back to Montana where he lived out the rest of his days near his brother Kenneth.
Joey loved to watch WWE wrestling and if you were a fan and he knew it, he would surely talk your ear off about it.
Though he never married and didn’t have any children of his own, Joey stayed in touch with his many nieces and nephews - always keeping them informed about what was going on in the family.
Joey is preceded in death by his parents, Delphine and Hassen Sr.; and 9 of his siblings, Sylvester “Gary” Murray, Lois Marie Murray Durand, James “Bill” William Murray, Abraham Murray, Hassen Murray, Jr., 1st Ahmad Warren Murray, Kenneth A. Murray Hassen Murray Jr. and Joyce Anderson (Murray).
He is survived by his sister, Esther Fleming (Murray) and many nieces and nephews.
Jan 17, 2023