Olive “Kitty” Dennis Mullis 91, a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Monday, February 18, 2013.
She is predeceased by her Father, Richard M. Dennis and Mother, May Townsend Dennis, Husbands, W.B. McRorie, J.K. Safrit, and J.M. Mullis “Jink”.
Kitty is survived by her daughter; Johnnie M. Rosile of Jax., FL., son; Dennis Safrit of Bullock, N.C., grandsons; Philip P. Phipps, Jr. of Jax. FL, W. Richard Cain of Jax., FL., Dennis M. Safrit, Jr., of Bullock, N.C., granddaughters; Danielle L. Allen of Colorado, Kristen Truman of Colorado, and Ricki D. Freeman of Florida, great-granddaughters; Corley Truman of Colorado, and Pele’ Truman of Colorado, great-grandson; Gabril A. Truman of Colorado, and a new great-grand baby soon.
For two years Olive was a leader of a camp fire group of 15 girls. During WWII she worked with the U.S.O. Kitty is a member of The Woodmen of The World, Lodge 3.
She took a course in engineering drawing sponsored by the University of Florida. She went to work as an engineering draftsman with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District. Olive was loaned by the Jax. District to several areas for special work. Two years as illustrator for the Florida Military District Third Army to Ocala for work on Cross Florida Barge Canal. She drew many of the plans for the Space Center at Cape Canaveral and off shore bases. She was a proud member of The Institute for the Certification of Engineering Technicians as a Senior Engineering Technician. Kitty was transferred to the Savannah, GA. Corp office and soon to the Corp Real Estate office in Cary, North Carolina as a cartographic Technician. One of the most interesting jobs was moving graves, some that were more than 200 years old. At that time she was the only woman in the country supervising the moving of graves and designing new cemeteries.
Olive enjoyed jigsaw and crossword puzzles and working in the yard. She was always ready to help her neighbors. She always enjoyed being in North Carolina with the mountains and especially in Franklin, North Carolina where you could look for gems such as ruby or sapphires. Being a native of North Carolina her late husband “Jink” Mullis was as pleased as she was.
After 30 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the last eight years in North Carolina, she retired and moved back to their home in Jacksonville, FL.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home located at 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32205. Graveside service will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 3 pm. Pastor David Lawson officiating.
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