Dorris “Dorrie” Jane Nunley
On July 27, 2022, Dorris “Dorrie” Jane Nunley, nèe Mahony, passed away at the age of 82 surrounded by family in Ogden, at South Ogden Post-Acute.
Dorrie was born on May 19, 1940 to Dorris Riggin Mahony, née Bau, and Cecil Patton Mahony, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1942 her mother gave birth to Dorrie’s younger brother Richard Cecil Mahony. Her family was a transient one, military in nature. She grew up in many places across the contiguous United States, until they eventually settled in Reseda, California. Soon after she turned 17, she was accepted and enrolled in Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. However, before long, she became homesick and returned to her Mother and Daddy.
In 1969, Dorrie was married to Roy Nunley on August 8, after her first marriage ended, though she left that relationship with two children, Rick and Connie Weir. Dorrie and Roy were sealed in the Ogden Temple soon after marrying. Two years after her marriage to Roy, Dorrie gave birth to her third child, Kathleen Nunley.
Dorrie had a successful career with the Internal Revenue Service in Ogden, Utah, eventually taking a job with Gardner’s Sew and Quilt before retiring at 65. Dorrie enjoyed many hobbies including embroidery, crochet, and quilting. She loved few things more than her children, gardening, and her pets.
As a converted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she loved to read and study scripture, her bible and Book of Mormon often found with notes in the margins. As Dorrie grew older and her children began giving her grandchildren, she shifted much of her attention to them, loving them more than anything.
Dorrie was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Patton Mahony in 1963; her mother, Dorris Riggin Mahony in 1972 and most recently by her brother, Rick Cecil Mahony.
Dorrie will live on through her children, Rick Weir, Connie Weir-Ortegel, and Kathleen Nunley; her grandchildren, Christopher “Chip” Weir, Megan Slobodan, née Weir, McKenna Haug, nèe Weir, Matthew Weir, and Caitlin Ortegel; her 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
On Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 10 a.m. there will be a graveside service for Dorrie at Evergreen Memorial Park in Ogden, Utah. Arrangements entrusted to Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary.
A special thanks to Eric Moyes at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary for his time and effort in making a difficult time more manageable. Thanks also to Rick and Kelli Weir.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” - 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
“And if Christ had not risen from the dead, or had broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory, and that death should have no sting, there could have been no resurrection. But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ. He is the light and the life of the world; yea a light that is endless, that can never be darkened; yea, and also a life which is endless, there can be no more death.” - Mosiah 16: 7-9