Buell Mulkey

September 09, 1931 - August 27, 2016

Buell Mulkey

September 09, 1931 - August 27, 2016


Buell (Red) Mulkey was born September 9, 1931 in Waverly, Ohio. He was called home to be with his Lord August 27, 2016 in Lynden, Washington. He was the second eldest son in a family of 7 children. The family travelled between Ohio, Kentucky, Utah, and Washington while his father sought work. Settling in Cashmere, Washington in 1946, Buell graduated from Cashmere High School in 1950. The Korean War began in July of 1950 and Buell enlisted in the United States Navy leaving for Boot Camp after the safe delivery of his baby sister, Donna. He was honorably discharged in March 1955 after serving on the USS Union out of Sasebo, Japan. Returning to Cashmere he was introduced, by his sister Phyllis, to her friend Janice Kay West of Entiat. Buell proposed in April and the couple married July of 1955. He began working for the Burlington Northern Railway, travelling throughout the state of Washington while Janice stayed home with their growing family. They raised 4 children and he was “Uncle Red” to many more.

Buell’s life was centered by his relationship with Jesus, his relationship with his family and working hard at whatever task needed doing. Often working 6 days a week, 16 hour days, his only day off was Sunday. The day was spent at Church and with family. Buell was a faithful, helping hand to family, friends and neighbors. He could offer sound advice and a strong back to most any project. He was a man you could rely on.

Buell is preceded in death by his parents, Belva and Ernest Mulkey, brothers Sam and Johnny Lee and infant sister Linda Lou, his son Steven and wife Janice. The Reunion is joyous and sweet! Buell is survived by brother Harry (Billie), sisters Phyllis (Don Parker), and Donna (Danny O’Brien), 3 children Jim, Glen (Pam) and Brenda (Stan Browne), daughter-in-law-Bev (Rodger), 9 Grand-children: Nathan (Nayely), Erin (Jesse), Levi (Elizabeth), Glen Jr., Chelsea, Nick, Dalton, Delaney, Dawson and 7 Great-grand-children: Sophia, Steven, Ophelia, Atlas, Christopher, Aviela and Anna, and well as many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held September 10, 2016 at 2pm at Christ Fellowship 1208 E. Main St in Everson, WA 98147. Remembrances may be made in Buell’s name to Child Evangelism Fellowship.

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: Sep 10, 2016 (No Time)
  • Venue: Christ Fellowship
  • Location: 1208 E Main St Everson, WA 98147 - (Get Directions)

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1 responses to Buell Mulkey

  1. Kelly Isfeld says:

    Red will be missed by everyone at Christ Fellowship Church in Everson. But he will be very very missed by my 10 year old grand daughter “Kestin” who thought the world of him. He would greet her every Sunday with a great big bearhug and ask her if she could guess what color hair he used to have when he was her age? And then tell her it was he same color she has. (Which is very very RED!) She loved his greetings and hugs. I can not wait to tell her that his hair is the same color as hers again now. May God wrap his loving arms around each and every person in his family at this time and give them a hug as hard as “Red” could give…He was such a special person.

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