Murdo Girl…The family roots

  1. Bowers, Margarete, 1926
  2. Bowers, Robert, 1929
  3. Bowers, William (Bev), 1933
  4. Francis, William, 1937
  5. Francis, John, 1934
  6. Francis, Charles, 1942
  7. Francis, William, Billy, 1962
  8. Francis, Mary, 1970
  9. Sanderson, Wayne, 1930
  10. Sanderson, Ella, 1933
  11. Sanderson, Jeff, 1933
  12. Sanderson, Helen, 1935
  13. Sanderson, Loretta, 1938
  14. Sanderson, Elna, 1944
  15. Sanderson, Terry, 1959
  16. Sanderson, Jeff H., 1965
  17. Sanderson, Mark, 1970
  18. Sanderson, Rhon, 1986
  19. Sanderson, Len, 1987
  20. Miller, Andrea, 1967
  21. Miller, Stephanie, 1971
  22. Miller, Greg, 1973
  23. Miller, Renee, 2003
  24. Miller, Jordon, 2007
  25. Miller, Matthew, 2011

This is a list of all the people in my family who have graduated from MHS/JCHS

The years range from 1926 to 2011. The list doesn’t include family members such as Irma Bork Sanderson, or those in our family who taught in the Murdo Schools, such as Vava Bowers, or Margaret Anderson Francis. I’m sure there are families with more members among the Graduates, but I am very proud that the list of 25 well represents a heritage that is both meaningful and lasting.

I’ve been to Horse Creek, where my Grandparents farmed and ranched when they first moved to the area.

The Family Businesses..  My Grandfather John Francis, owned Francis Hardware in Murdo. After his death at the age of 36, My Grandmother, Constance Francis ran the store until it was sold to the Thune family. My Father and his two brothers moved to the Murdo Depot when Connie married William Bowers (the Depot Agent), in 1928. They were still living above the Depot when my Dad’s youngest brother Charles graduated high school in 1942. Sanderson’s Store was first owned by my Grandfather M.E. Sanderson, then Jeff Sanderson.  My Father, Bill Francis owned Francis Plumbing and Heating. The Chalet Motel, owned by my parents, was part of what is now The Range Country Motel, owned by Greg Miller. The LandMark Country Inn is owned by Mark Sanderson, and of course Jerry Miller built countless Homes and Businesses in the Murdo Area. Wayne Sanderson had a dirt moving, and road construction operation.

The School Days

Murdo Elementary School – All six grades in 1930

Not enough room for the memories


7 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…The family roots

  1. scoper07 July 23, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    What an impressive family with each generation obtaining success Murdo Girl. Murdo certainly would be a different place if your family were not involved. Something to really be proud of. Congratulations to all.

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  2. sanjuan831 July 23, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Proud of our families and 07 is right- – impressive and successful generations. Most proud of you, Girl, for writing and renewing all this! To steal from Bob Hope, “Thanks for the memories.”

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  3. Sherri Miller July 23, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    Very impressive! Can’t wait to show this to my dad to see if he recognizes any of your relatives. You were blessed, Murdo girl!


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