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Leslie Ray (Les) Mullikin


1937 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Leslie Ray (Les) Mullikin Obituary
Leslie Ray Mullikin
1937 - 2016
Leslie Ray Mullikin was born March 5, 1937, in Orofino, Idaho, to Margaret and Alvin Mullikin and passed away April 26, 2016, at his home, in Emmett, Idaho.
Leslie grew up in Orofino and attended Orofino High School, where he was awarded an official "O" in football. After he graduated, he left to work on a dam near Noxon, Montana, where he met the love of his life, Mildred Raynor. On June 7, 1958, Leslie and Mildred, whom he affectionately referred to as Sam, were married in Wenatchee, Washington. Shortly after that, he was drafted, and they moved to Hawaii. Dad would often joke about how he took Elvis Presley's spot in the Army.
In 1962, they moved to Walla Walla, Washington. In 1963, their daughter Deborah was born. His son, Samuel Allen, was born on March 20, 1975, at Saint Luke's, in Boise, Idaho.
In 1965, they moved to Boise, Idaho and lived in the North-end for over 40 years before moving to Emmett, Idaho. He worked as a cement mason, building various dams, and many buildings in downtown Boise. He was a very creative man and loved wood working. His main passion was the mountains where loved to fish, camp and hunt. The whole family spent almost every weekend up in the mountains.
Les was proceeded in death by his parents; his wife, Millie (Sam), of 54 years; and his grandson, Stephen. He is survived by his brother, Lyle Mullikin, and his wife, Lura; his daughter, Debbie Mullikin; and his son, Sam Mullikin. He will be missed by those who knew him best.
Published in Idaho Statesman on May 1, 2016
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