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Margaret Jane McMurtrie Lay Carrington
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 10 at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, 600 Hobson St., in Bishop for Margaret Jane McMurtrie Lay Carrington. Burial will follow at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop.
Born Dec. 23, 1932, long-time Bishop resident Janie Carrington died March 5, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was the first child of six, born to Angus R. and Minnie McMurtrie. Janie was raised in Bishop and graduated from Bishop High. Her family was one of the pioneering families in the valley. Her parents owned Lake Sabrina Camp and the McMurtrie Brother’s Dairy.
Janie was a dedicated nurse for 54 years and a hospice nurse for 25 of those years. Her dedication and love of nursing was evident in her long and distinguished career. During her life, Janie touched the lives of all she met, not just through nursing, but through her loving and caring ways.
As important as nursing and caring for others was to Janie, family was the most important thing to her. Her love for family is evident and honored by all those she left behind.
Janie’s lifelong dream of going to Scotland was realized when she was able to travel through Scotland with her best friend, DJ Clough. She visited the Isle of Man, where her father was born.
Janie was a devoted and active member of St. Timothy’s Anglican Church for many, many years. Her family was also one of the founding members who also helped build St. Timothy’s.
Janie married Leon Lay in November 1955; they were blessed with five children. Leon died in February 1978.
In October of 1978 Janie married Woodrow “Woody” Carrington, whose son, Mike, then became Janie’s second son. Woody died in July of 2003.
Janie is survived by her six children and best friend, D.J. Clough; son, Mike and wife, Paula Carrington; grandson, Damon and wife, Wendy Carrington; grandson, Derek and wife, Denelle Carrington; daughter, Patty (Lay) and husband, Rick Holaday; grandson, James and wife, Teresa Holaday; grandson, Andrew Holaday; granddaughter, Kimberly and husband, Michael Tooma; granddaughter, Chantel and husband, Jake Sivils; daughter, Peggy (Lay) Feigner; grandchildren, Heather and Jeff Keathley; grandchildren, Anne and Jason Feigner; daughter, Betsy (Lay) and husband, Steve Young; grandsons, Zachary and John Young, Robert and wife, Teresa Lay; grandchildren, Kendra and Wesley Lay; daughter, Mary Lou (Lay) and husband, Steve Cobbett; granddaughter, Melissa and husband, Sean Mountjoy; granddaughters, Shannon and Katelyn Cobbett; sisters and brother, Beth, Andy, Mary Ellen and John McMurtrie; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Owens Valley or St. Timothy’s Anglican Church.