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Mary Idanell Nunlist

Aug. 6, 1943 -- Jan. 26, 2021

Mary Idanell Nunlist 77, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 26, 2021, at home in Shafter, with her loved ones by her side.

Idanell was born Aug. 6, 1943, in Torrance to Ollis and Lorene Prickett. A godly woman whose favorite pastime was doting on her family, whether they be blood related or her next-door neighbors; she fiercely loved all. She had a heart for teaching children. which was exemplified in her career choice as a teacher's aide for special education students and by serving in children's church at the Shafter Church of Christ, where she was a member for many years.

Idanell was a scholar in Bible history, a member of the Shafter Historical Society and always reveled in a good book.

Planning road trips was as enjoyable for Idanell as being on the trip. She loved singing hymns in her beautiful tenor voice and eating pistachio ice cream while watching Hallmark movies. Idanell was dearly loved by all who knew her.

Idanell is preceded in death by her parents, Ollis and Lorene Prickett and her husband, Richard Holliman, and brother Kermit Prickett. She is survived by her husband Ron Nunlist; sons Brian Holliman (Christine) and Kevin Holliman (Trina), stepdaughters Beth Rumbo (Rick), stepson Ron (Crete); and granddaughters Brittany Kiser (Andrew), Breonna Robinson (David) and Dakota Holliman, step grandchildren Matthew Khamneli, Eric Rumbo (Wendy), Angela Rumbo, Mindy Rumbo Chelsea Nunlist; great grandchildren Emma Grace and Lincoln, step great grandchildren Jaden, Lucas, Axel and Calix; sisters Shirley Johnson and Barbara Craig; and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Shafter Cemetery on Jan. 30.


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