Zora Jean Spear was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on December 7, 1918, to Seventh-day Adventist teachers. She graduated from Southwestern Junior College at the head of her class in 1938. After graduation she worked at the local Adventist conference office, where she met Raymon.
Raymon Wesley McMullen was born in Boise, Idaho, on May 1, 1920, to second-generation Seventh-day Adventists. His grandfather, Elder T.W. Field, pastored for a time at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. Raymon's father resigned as a bookkeeper/treasurer for the Church and took a job in the Grounds Department at Southwestern Junior College so his sons could attend Adventist schools. Later Raymon attended La Sierra College for one year before he was accepted by the Loma Linda School of Medicine, and he celebrated by marrying Zora Jean. He graduated from Loma Linda in the class of 1944. He and Zora Jean had three sons, Ronald, Dennis, and Arthur.
After Raymon became a family doctor and surgeon, he and Zora spent time as missionaries to China, where they were trapped behind Communist lines. They escaped after a harrowing, 40-day refugee trip. They later moved to Ngoma Mission Hospital in Rwanda shortly before the tribal war between the Hutus and the Tutsis started. Raymon left Ngoma (now Mugonero) after falling ill. In later life they were active in prison ministry. Raymon died on April 7, 2005, and is buried in his beloved Texas at Pioneer Memorial Cemetery. Zora died on December 29, 2011, and lies next to him.
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