Cover photo for Carol Murphy-Smrt's Obituary
1946 Carol 2023

Carol Murphy-Smrt

March 15, 1946 — February 19, 2023


Carol Murphy-Smrt, 76, of Brainerd, passed away at Essentia Health-Duluth on February 19, 2023. A Celebration of Carol’s Life will be held on Saturday February 25, 2023 at 12:00pm at the Oak Street Chapel in Brainerd. Family and Friends are invited to gather beginning at 10:00am until the start of the service. Lunch and fellowship following the service at the Chapel.

Carol was born to Albert and Jean (Leatherman) Cook on March 15, 1946, in Humboldt, Nebraska. She moved to the Brainerd area in 1980, and was self employed as a hairdresser for many years.

She owned a Harley Davidson motorcycle, and that was her pride and joy. She loved attending motorcycle events, and riding in the nice weather. She loved all things Betty-Boop and Mickey Mouse, enjoyed crafting and knitting, and was a fantastic bowler-being on several leagues for several years in Crosby, MN.

Carol is survived by her sister Lisa (Joe) Hynes, her daughter LaTisha Murphy, her grandchildren Britny Murphy, Savanah Whipple, Peyton Whipple, Zane Peterson, Jenna Murphy, and Sean Murphy, great grandchildren MaryJane and Raylee Murphy, her nephews Kyle (Brandy) Fletcher, Dylan (Katie) Halvorson, Mark Halvorson, Jason (Angela) Cook, James (Daphne) Cook, and her nieces Tiffany (Jon) Neely, Amanda Cook, and Marya Cook.

She is preceded in death by her husband Jerry Smrt, her son Tony Murphy, her parents, sister Jody and brother in law Bruce, her brother Bradley Cook and sister in law Joyce Cook, her brother Larry Cook and sister in law Randi Cook, and her nephew Jeremy Cook.

Arrangements are entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter.

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Saturday, February 25, 2023

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