Loris McJunkin

 Loris McJunkinA woman of many names, Loris Amilee Norwood Mulkey McJunkin (A.K.A.: “Amilee”, “Nippy”, Sis, Love, Mom, Memma) was born on May 22, 1936 in

Cane Hill, Arkansas.

She meant so very much to so many people, her passing on September 11, 2021 has left a huge void in the lives of many of us.

Loris was born on her Grandparents farm, into a LARGE, loving family.

At a young age, she and several extended family members were transplanted to California where war-era jobs were plentiful.

After graduating high-school early, “Nippy” married

“Ike” (E.F. Mulkey) in 1953. They had 3 children together: Rick Alan, Jeffrey Lynn and Kelly Ann.

After marrying George McJunkin in May of 1975, the phrases: “George and Loris”, “Mom and Geo”, “Memma and Popas” became common in the

community. Just as those word duplets were inseparable so too was the couple.

The two of them continued raising her 3 children together (well into the children’s 30’s), until the two retired and became travelers and grandparents.

They traveled to many Canadian Provinces and 48 of these United States together (missing only Hawaii and Delaware).

Loris is predeceased by her husband George, her sons Rick and Jeff Mulkey, and grandson Vince Mulkey.

She is survived by her brother Gary Norwood; daughter Kelly (Curtis) Sarad; grandchildren Curtis, Kevin (Nikki), and Dalton Sarad, Samantha (Kyle)

Hirsch, Ezekiel (Amy) Mulkey.

Please join the family and community in celebrating a life well lived on: Saturday November 6th at 10:30 A.M. At Ridgecrest United Methodist Church

Sanctuary 639 N Norma St, Ridgecrest, CA 93555

If you are unable to attend but wish to contribute in some way; please donate to your local food bank or meals on wheels program. Loris took great

delight in providing nourishment to multitudes of people and this would be the most fitting commemoration.

Story First Published: 2021-10-15