Harry Mullikin

Harry MULLIKIN 1927 ~ 2011 Harry Mullikin passed away April 30th at their winter home in Tucson, Arizona. He was 84 years old. Harry was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas to William and LaVerne Mullikin. The family moved to Wenatchee, Washington when Harry was a teenager. It was there that he began his long and much loved career in the hotel business, where he worked as an elevator operator at the Cascadian Hotel. After a stint in the Air Corp during WWII, he attended Washington State College (University). He managed the Davenport Hotel in Spokane and The Washington Plaza in Seattle, before moving to Los Angeles, where he was instrumental in building the Century Plaza Hotel and became it's Managing Director. He later moved to the Westin headquarters in Seatttle as vice-president. He served on the boards of directors of United Airlines, SeaFirst (Bank of America) and The Virginia Mason Hospital. He retired from Westin Hotels, as Chairman and CEO. During these years, he and his wife of 40 years enjoyed sailing in the waters of the NW and they traveled the world for both business and pleasure. Harry is survived by his wife, Judi, his children Michael, Trisha (Don) Diers, Scott Mullikin and Kelly Mullikin Silva. Also four grandsons, Jason, Blake (Trish and Don), Travis and Jake (Kelly Silva) and his brother, Walter (Jan) and many nieces, nephews and good friends. Harry was much loved and will be sorely missed. At his request, there will be no services. Memorial donations may be sent to The Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA, PO Box 909, 98257 or the charity of your choice.

Published in The Seattle Times on May 4, 2011