Norma June was the 13th of the 14 children of Cyrus and Blanch (Leas) McGowan. She was married several times and her last/current last name is not known. She had 5 children, the first she gave up to her sister Willie, the second was taken from her and adopted by Willie also, the last three she abandoned when they were teenagers. Her whereabouts have been unknown since the 80's. Her mother assumed she was dead rather than think her baby girl wouldn't visit her mother and the rest of the family agreed. Her memorial is here where her parents are buried.