Member of Masonic Temple; devout Christian Friday, August 15, 2003
Donald H. Mullis graduated to the next level on Aug. 7, 2003, at
Carson-Tahoe Hospital after a massive heart attack Aug, 3.
He was born Sept. 13, 1914, to Frank and Belle Wallace Mullis in
Port Angeles, Wash. He grew up in Friday Harbor, Wash., and
graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in
He had a career of 33 years in Alaska and Seattle in the fishing
industry and was manager of Fishing Vessel Owners and Marine Ways
in Seattle for 10 years.
After raising two daughters, he and his wife, June Van Slyke
Mullis, loved to travel. In later years he enjoyed woodworking and
jigsaw puzzles. He was a member of the Masonic Temple, Shrine,
Scottish Rite and was president of the Tuxedo Club.
Because of his strong Christian faith he was looking forward to
passing as a great adventure, a celebration, and reunion with
family and friends, especially June, who preceded him in on Feb.
Those celebrating his life, yet missing his strong presence on this
side of the door, are his daughter and son-in-law, Risa and R.J.
Hearn, of Minden; daughter, Ina Mullis, of Boston, Mass. and Friday
Harbor, Wash.; granddaughter, Katie Mullis Lyon, of Los Angeles,
Calif.; sister, Ina Gustin, of Seattle, Wash.; brother, Wally
Mullis, of Friday Harbor, Wash.; sister, Flossie McRae, of Gig
Harbor, Wash.; extended family and people special to him and his
loved ones; Marianne Matthews and Houston Morrison.
No services were scheduled.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Mullis Senior Community
Center, Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 951, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.
Cremation was at FitzHenry’s Crematory in Carson City. His ashes
will reside next to his wife’s at Eastside Memorial Park in
FitzHenry’s Funeral Home in Minden was in charge of arrangements.