1945 – 2023
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Murray was 78 when he passed away on July 29, 2023.
He was born in Vallejo on June 29, 1945, to Ruth Ada and Charles Homer Pulse.
He attended Clear Lake High School in Lakeport. After graduation, he joined the Navy and became an electrician onboard the USS Yorktown CVS 10 where he came into contact with Agent Orange off the shores of Vietnam. Possibly due to this, later in life he was diagnosed with Parkinsons.
Fresh out of the Navy, he was hired on by Pacific Gas and Electric, where he built and maintained substations around the state and then years later transferred to work at the Geysers. Thirty-three years later, he retired, only to return to the workforce with Calpine for another 10 years. On his days off he loved to hunt and fish.
On July 3, 1971, Murray married “the girl next door,” Cathy Deacon. They were married for 52 years until the day he died and had two sons, Charles “Jody” Pulse and Jesse Homer Pulse.
Murray leaves behind his wife, Cathy; his sons, Jody (Missy), Jesse (Julie); two grandchildren, Kate and Colin; his sisters, Colleen (Harold) Young and Kathleen Rodello; and numerous other relatives and loyal friends. We all miss him dearly.
As he requested, no services will be held. Donations in his honor may be made to Hospice of Lake County, 1862 Parallel Drive, Lakeport, CA 95453.
Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-262-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com.