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Charles Steele Mullen

Charles Steele Mullen died peacefully at his home on December 27th, 2013, he was 85. Chuck grew up in the Broadmoor neighborhood and graduated from Lakeside High School. He travelled to Princeton University where he completed a degree in radio in 1950, and next was off to pursue a law degree at Stanford University. His time at Stanford was interrupted by a stint in the Army, but he was able to return to Stanford and complete his degree before moving back to Seattle. He passed the Bar exam in 1954, and soon found work at the law firm of Graham and Dunn, where he later became managing partner. It was through his active social-life in the Seattle area that he met, courted, and ultimately married Susan Wyckoff in August of 1959. His work at Graham and Dunn was primarily focused on banking and corporate law, and later in his career, environmental law. He was also very proud to be involved in Smith and Greene Company, a foodservice equipment and supply business he established with his friend Jim Smith. Chuck valued academic and professional achievement, and the intellectually curious mind. He was always active, enjoying tennis, skiing, golf and his Labrador Retrievers. He loved a lively conversation, and he fervently expressed and defended his principles at every opportunity. But primarily, Chuck will be remembered for his generosity and for his deep love of his family and friends. Chuck is survived by his wife of 54 years, Susan Mullen, sons Garrett Mullen and John Mullen, niece Ann Lyda Rogers, nephew Peter Lyda, and grandson Grant Mullen.

Services will be held Tuesday, January 7th, 3pm, 2013 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Remembrances can be sent in Chuck's name to Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation, M/S S-200, PO Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98145-5005
Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 5, 2014
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