It is with a heavy hearts that we share the passing of our friend and colleague, DeAnn Murphy. She passed away on February 15th after a brief illness.
As the Product Manager for Echo’s ShareCare product that is based in California, DeAnn was well known for her intelligence, respect, and devotion to her job and those she worked with. Following is a Memoriam of DeAnn, written by her fellow Echo colleague, David Allen:
I have known DeAnn for approximately the 9 years she has been with the company. Although we worked three thousand miles apart, in different time zones, we worked very closely together as she progressed through her Support, QA, conversion, implementation, and product management roles. She was an extremely hard worker who was quick to pick up new skills and willing to go the extra mile for both her co-workers and our customers. I often commented to her and others that she had “a memory like a steel trap.” I also have fond memories of conversations we had at times after she had gone home from a full day’s work to catch up on matters needing attention.
DeAnn was well-liked by our California customers who appreciated her intelligence and commitment to meeting their needs. She had an active role with them and truly exemplifies our commitment to our partnership with those we support. I have already received many thoughtful comments from different customers who appreciated their relationships with her and were very moved by our sudden loss.
I cherish the memories of picking DeAnn up from the airport when she made a trip west, the attendance together at a conference in Southern California, or meeting on-site with customers the rare times we were able to do so. Her voice on the phone was more the norm on an extended basis. I will miss that so much… —David Allen
Even at work, DeAnn’s devotion to her family was very evident as she was always sharing their accomplishments and proud moments. Our greatest condolences are with her husband Tom and her children, Joe and Reagan.
DeAnn’s obituary can be found here. Please add your thoughts or memories in the comments below to share with her colleagues and family.