Melissa Rose (Kelsey) Murphy

Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy

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Lisa R. Murphy formerly Kelsey aka Ford Dunavan
Born 1970s.
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Melissa was born March 12, 1970 in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, to Frank Ernest Kelsey and Connie Marie Bise.

1973 finds her living with her mother in Spokane, Spokane, Washington.

Beginning in 1974 through 1979, Lisa spent different amounts of time with family. Connie had some times when she could not take care of Lisa and sent her to stay with family in Montana, Canada, Idaho, and Washington.

1980 she is living with Connie again and they are living in a place just off division and part of this time they are in a trailer near Geiger Field Airport. Connie worked at a restaurant as a cook and the trailer park was right next to it.

1981 - 1983 she lived part of her time with her mother in Great Falls, part of it she was sent to live with other family and friends.

1984 - 1985 she lived in foster care in different parts of Great Falls as Connie was still not able to take care of her and keep her safe.

When Connie married Wayne Warren Ford they decided he would adopt Melissa. She was adopted in 1986, in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, USA.

1987 she was emancipated. Connie and Wayne were moving to Oregon and she was staying in Great Falls.

1988 she and Mark moved to Troutdale, Multnomah, Oregon, where Connie and Wayne were.

Mark had the ring for a while and just never asked the question. When he did he just told Lisa that she knew where the ring was, to go get it. She tried to get him to be romantic and at least do the one knee thing but he would not given in. This was in the end part of 1988.

Married Mark Dunavan April 1, 1989 Gresham, Oregon, yes April Fools Day, They could not have flowers on the altar until after lent. Mark said if he was expected to remember the date it had to be on a holiday and that was the first one so he picked it. [2]

1990 she was living with Mark in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas.

Right after her birthday in 1991 they moved to Hiawatha, Brown, Kansas and were living in Grandpa Ralph and Grandma Emma (Bullimore) Dunavan's house as both had passed away. Lisa was helping with half of Uncle Jr's care as he lived next door.

November 1991, lisa left for Ohio to help take care of her best friend at that time, Tracy. While in Ohio, she realized that the baby she was pregnant with, would not be happy if she was not so she moved to Columbiana, Columbiana, Ohio and told Mark, the baby's father to file for a divorce as she could not come back to live in Kansas.

She moved to live near her parents in Salem, Oregon in June of 1992.[3]

Her daughter, Alicia Gayle Dunavan was born July 14, 1992 in Salem, Marion, Oregon. This triggered the final part of her divorce from Mark and it was finalized November 1992 in Brown County, Kansas.

By November of 1993 Lisa had begun dating Robert Murphy. They were invited to bring Alicia over to Wales so everyone in his family could meet her and Lisa. He knew he would be in trouble with the aunties and nanny if they went over there without him having proposed. He said she should be his wife, as they sat in the car after getting hair cuts.

Edna, Spud, Aggie, Christine and Janet flew across the pond, from Wales, for the wedding. They went through California and had Chris and Kenny with them. Everyone had a great time with them around. Alicia was flower girl and kept trying to pick up the rose petals right away after dropping them. She married Robert Murphy July 10, 1994, Silver Falls State Park, Silverton, Oregon.[4]

Christopher was not her birth son but has always been considered one of her children from the second that she married Bob.

Nicolas Brandon Murphy was born November 16, 1994 in Salem, Marion, Oregon. They had just moved to Gresham to assistant manage apartments on the edge of Portland and Gresham, but wanted to keep the doctor she had been seeing so they drove to Salem to have him born there with that doctor.

They were still living in the same place and assistant managing when Cody John Murphy was born October 31, 1995. He was born in Gresham, Multnomah, Oregon though as she had a new doctor.

November 1995 she moved with Bob and the children to Bayshore Estates, Oregon. It is just on the north edge of Waldport. They loved living on the coast for a short time.

At the beginning of 1996, Bob had moved her and the kids to Raleigh Hills, Oregon. They lived there until bob's friend from childhood, Larry, moved his family to Utah in 1997. Bob followed him and moved lisa and the kids to Provo, Utah.

In 1999, Lisa completed and received her Account Tech Certification in Orem, Utah, Utah. She had remained several chapters ahead of the rest of the class and the teacher and requested permission to give Lisa's phone number out to the rest of the class if needed so they could call her after class hours for help. They did call at all hours of the day and night.

Shortly after this, they moved back to Portland, Multnomah, Oregon. Bob had been transferred to the Lloyd Center for his job with Sears and in 2000 they transferred him back to the Provo, Utah, Utah location.

Spring of 2003, she graduated from Provo College in Provo, Utah, Utah with an Associate Degree in Accounting.

May of 2003, Lisa insisted and moved the family back to Portland as Wayne was really sick. He had to have surgery because he had cancer and kept having heart attacks. They moved to Beaverton, Washington, Oregon.

Late 2004, they moved to Lakeview Apartments in Beaverton, Washington, Oregon, right next door to Wayne and Connie.

By April 2005 Bob had once again followed a move by Larry and moved them to Salem, Marion Oregon.

Lisa had been working online to accomplish her Bachelors degree in Accounting and Business Management. May 2005 she finished and achieved it. Graduation was online but she was not able to "attend".

July 7, 2005 Lisa was tired of the abuse from bob. She took the kids and left him. They moved to Beaverton, Washington, Oregon. When the divorce papers were filled out and signed, his witness was his girlfriend that he had been seeing before Lisa and the kids left.

In 2007 they moved in the same apartments to a 3 bedroom that was upstairs. By 2013, Lisa could no longer climb the stairs so they had to move to a downstairs apartment but they were still in the same complex.

January 1, 2014, because all three kids had been accepted to begin classes at Spokane Falls Community College on the 5th, she moved them to the family home in West Prairie Village on the outskirts of Spokane, sort of in the middle of Medical Lake, Airway Heights and West Spokane.


Great Falls public Elementary Schools Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, USA

West Junior High, North Junior High, Paris Gibson Junior High Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, USA

Junior High Fairfield, Montana, USA

Great Falls HIgh School Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, USA

Utah State Community College Orem, Utah, USA

Provo Community College Provo, Utah, USA

University of Phoenix Online

American Intercontinental University

Wikitree Member Relations

  • Alicia (Dunavan-41) is the daughter of Lisa
  • Nick (Murphy-4800) is the son of Lisa
  • Rocky (Lee-8704) and Lisa are first cousins once removed
  • Jonathan (Paull-362) and Lisa are first cousins
  • Robin (Lee-5956) and Lisa are 12th cousins once removed
  • Sally (Stovall-395) and Lisa are 14th cousins 5 times removed
  • Alison (Andrus-373) and Lisa are 15th cousins 2 times removed
  • Becky (Nally-4) and Lisa are 10th cousins 2 times removed
  • Matt (Pryber-1) and Lisa are 21st cousins once removed
  • Mindy (Pitts-33) and Lisa are 5th cousins 2 times removed
  • Dan (Thompson-9019) and Lisa are 16th cousins 3 times removed
  • Doug (Lockwood-1016) and Lisa are 18th cousins
  • Michael (Bissell-517) and Lisa are 11th cousins three times removed
  • Jessica (Hatfield-1242) and Lisa are 11th cousins
  • M. (Gaulden-7) and Lisa are 9th cousins four times removed
  • Larry (Gardner-2412) and Lisa are 10th cousins twice removed
  • Robert (Keniston-36) and Lisa are 17th cousins four times removed
  • Keith (Hathaway-1200) and Lisa are 12th cousins
  • Trudy (Roach-854) and Lisa are 20th cousins
  • Josh (Varnado-69) and Lisa are 20th cousins
  • April (Dellinger-332) and Lisa are 18th cousins once removed

Famous Relations

  • Aaron Burr and Lisa are 9th cousins 10 times removed
  • John Adams and Lisa are 7th cousins 10 times removed
  • James Madison and Lisa are 8th cousins 11 times removed
  • John Quincy Adams and Lisa are 8th cousins 9 times removed
  • William Henry Harrison and Lisa are 9th cousins 9 times removed
  • John Tyler and Lisa are 12th cousins 7 times removed
  • Zachary Taylor and Lisa are 9th cousins 10 times removed
  • Millard Fillmore and Lisa are 9th cousins 8 times removed
  • Franklin Pierce and Lisa are 11th cousins 8 times removed
  • Abraham Lincoln and Lisa are 13th cousins 6 times removed
  • Ulysess S. Grant and Lisa are 10th cousins 9 times removed
  • Rutherford B. Hayes and Lisa are 11th cousins 6 times removed
  • Chester Arthur and Lisa are 12th cousins 7 times removed
  • Grover Cleveland and Lisa are 11th cousins 8 times removed
  • Benjamin Harrison and Lisa are 11th cousins 7 times removed
  • Grover Cleveland and Lisa are 11th cousins 8 times removed
  • William H. Taft and Lisa are 12th cousins 7 times removed
  • Warren G. Harding and Lisa are 14th cousins 5 times removed
  • Calvin Coolidge and Lisa are 11th cousins 6 times removed
  • Herbert Hoover and Lisa are 15th cousins 2 times removed
  • Franklin Roosevelt and Lisa are 7th cousins 5 times removed
  • Lyndon B. Johnson and Lisa are 13th cousins 6 times removed
  • Gerald Ford and Lisa are 14th cousins 4 times removed
  • George H. Bush and Lisa are 8th cousins 2 times removed
  • Bill Clinton and Lisa are 18th cousins 1 time removed
  • George W. Bush and Lisa are 9th cousins 1 time removed
  • Robert E. Lee and Lisa are 13th cousins 7 times removed (up through Cassie Carter side, not Harry Lee.)


  1. First-hand information as remembered by Lisa Murphy
  2. Oregon, Marriage Indexes, 1906-2009
  3. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
  4. Oregon State Library; Salem, Oregon: Oregon Marriage Indexes, 1906-2006: Reel: 1-10

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On 1 Nov 2017 at 16:06 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

With respect, the Find a Grave Memorial you posted on Sarah Ellis Bickley is totally unsourced and if you read the biography, this "fabrication" around her maiden name of Shelton has been debunked by most serious genealogists.

On 5 Oct 2017 at 19:20 GMT Debi (Moseley) Matlack wrote:

I just now saw where I won a prize days ago... oh well.

On 3 Oct 2017 at 23:46 GMT Shirley Davis wrote:

Thank you Lisa! I didn't get as much done as I would have liked. My eyes went computer blurry. Like the others, I cleaned up some profiles as I added the source. You were a great leader.

On 3 Oct 2017 at 18:58 GMT Jane (McManus) McGinley wrote:

Thanks Lisa! I'm not sure what I was doing wrong. I think I may have spent to much time researching. I only have a membership to Ancestry so that was my only option. Instead of giving it a couple of minutes I would not give up till I found something.

On 3 Oct 2017 at 13:25 GMT Debi (Moseley) Matlack wrote:

Lisa, I wish I could have done more, but I'm grateful for the warm welcome, and every newly sourced profile is one that we don't have to worry about later.;-) I took my time and tried to make the biographies nicer too as I went.

On 1 Oct 2017 at 03:12 GMT Jane (McManus) McGinley wrote:

Thanks for you help Lisa.

On 30 Sep 2017 at 22:06 GMT Jane (McManus) McGinley wrote:

Hi Lisa,

Yes it's still happening but as long as the sources are going through that's all that matters.


On 26 Aug 2017 at 12:23 GMT David Schaeffer wrote:

I read your there a typo in the 6th paragraph? The dates 1894-1895 appear to be in the wrong century...I'm guessing it should read 1984-1985?

AAAHH - That's better!

On 11 Aug 2017 at 07:31 GMT Gillian (Platts) Causier wrote:

Thank you for your kind message of thanks, it was very thoughtful of you.

On 19 Jun 2017 at 14:45 GMT Barb (Moorhouse) Campagna wrote:

Lisa, I have no other input on this. I am new to Wiki Tree and not sure what to say. Any suggestions?

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