Norma Jo McJunkin, 88, passed away suddenly June 5, 2020, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She will be greatly missed by all of us who knew and loved her. Norma was born December 31, 1931, in Treece, Kansas; she was the first-born child to Ansel and Hazel Quick. After graduating from Homedale High School in 1949, the family moved to Arkansas where she met Clarence McJunkin. They married on August 15, 1950, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. They lived and worked in Siloam Springs, Arkansas for one year before moving west to Ridgeview, Oregon in 1951. They eventually settled in Huston, Idaho, where they enjoyed farming together for several decades. This is where they raised their two children, Karen and Randy. During their retirement years, they often enjoyed camping and fishing at Horsethief. Norma and Clarence were blessed to have celebrated nearly 66 years of marriage.
Norma was vibrant and full of life. She loved going to yard sales, tending to the flowers in her garden, and spending time with her family and friends. Norma loved a quick trip to Jackpot, nights at the Bingo House, and the occasional “lucky” lottery ticket. Beginning at the age of 15, Norma faithfully kept a diary. Amazingly, she never missed a single day of writing in it. She always worked diligently to be an immaculate housekeeper. One of her greatest joys was entertaining others in her home, and she never failed to have something delicious prepared to share with company. She was the perfect hostess and homemaker.
Norma is survived by her sister Margie Shenk and her brother Bill Quick; daughter Karen Smyth (Jim) and son Randy McJunkin (Terri); four grandchildren: Kristin (Doug), Clint (Heidi), Kelly (Jeremy), & Aaron; five great-grandchildren: Ryan, Zachary, Kaitlyn, Ilsa, & Axel; and three step-grandchildren: Crystal, Michael, & David. She is preceded in death by her husband Clarence McJunkin, father Ansel Quick, mother Hazel Quick, sister Mary Pearl, brother-in-law Dick Shenk, and nephew Curtis Quick.
A graveside service will be held at the Marsing-Homedale Cemetery at 2:00pm, Monday, June 15th, 2020 under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel. A memorial fund will be set up at the Deer Flat Free Methodist Church for Children’s Camp Scholarships in loving memory of Norma.
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