Eileen Ann Lawyer (Murphy) was born December 2, 1960 in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from Pacific Palisades High School in 1979. She also graduated from Humboldt State University with a BA degree in Anthropology (with an emphasis in physical anthropology). And she graduated to glory June 2, 2016 at her Moscow home surrounded by family and friends.
Besides living in various places in California, she also lived in Colorado, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Missouri, Washington, and Idaho.
Eileen was the treasured wife of Mike Lawyer for 23 years, married in Eureka, CA on May 1, 1993.
As a member of Christ Church in Moscow, ID, Eileen strove to glorify God by loving everyone she came into contact with. As a pastor’s wife, she gave wise and godly counsel to those who were suffering. She provided meals for those in need; she prayed for the sick and dying; she was hospitable those who needed a meal or a place to stay. Most of all, Eileen was an incredible helpmeet to her husband, and wonderful mother to their daughter. Eileen was a true Proverbs 31 woman.
Eileen won the race to glory before her husband Mike and her daughter Rachel. They survive along with brothers, Dennis (Mary-Ellen) Murphy in Alaska, Tom (Carolyn) Murphy, and Don (Linda) Murphy, her sister, Kathleen (Dennis) Willett and her parents, Jack and Geraldine Murphy all in California.
A graveside service will be held at the Moscow Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016, followed by a memorial service at the Moscow Church of the Nazarene at 11:30 a.m. A reception will be afterward in the church fellowship hall.
If anyone would like to make a memorial donation, please give to The Center for Biblical Counseling, PO Box 8741, Moscow, ID 83843.