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Mullis, Merle Francis

Reporter Herold

Loveland, Colorado

MULLIS, Merle Francis, of Florence, formerly of Loveland. Widower
of G. Elaine Mullis. Graveside inurnment 2 p.m. Friday, May 16,
Loveland Burial Park.

Publish date: 5/11/2008

Merle FrancisMULLIS departed this life on May 9, 2008, in Florence,

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hix Thomas and Callie
Mae Mullis, his wife, Georgia Elaine, three sisters, Maxine Mullis,
Fern Adams, and Velma Thomas, and two brothers, Clifford and
Leonard Mullis.

Merle was born in Worland, Mo., on Feb. 11, 1922, and graduated
from high school in Rich Hill, Mo., and attended the Worland
Baptist Church.

He worked on the family farm with his dad until he enlisted in
the U.S. Army during World War II. Merle proudly served with the
13th Armored Division as an amphibious tractor driver and was
involved in seven assault landings in the Pacific Theater.

Merle married Georgia Elaine Richards on Feb. 14, 1959. They
spent most of their married life in Denver and he retired from
Samsonite Corporation with 30 years of distinguished service. They
moved to Loveland in the fall of 1998.

Throughout his life he enjoyed gardening, was an accomplished
woodworker, and an avid fan of the Denver Broncos and the Colorado
Rockies. Merle spent his last few years in Florence, Colo., at the
Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home.

Merle is survived by several nieces and nephews, and a dear
friend, Trudy Barnes of Loveland.

Graveside services are planned for 2 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the
Loveland Burial Park.

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