Saying Farewell to Leland Mullins
Leland Mullins’ Farewell Service will take place at River of Life Fellowship on
Monday, May 16th
11:00am-12:00pm PDT: Open-casket viewing
12:00pm~ Memorial Service
Live streaming will be available on this page starting with a video tribute shortly after 11:00am PDT, and the service will begin at 12:00pm.
Obituary from Marlatt Funeral Home
Leland became the 4th born son of Perry and Jean Mullins, who both proceeded Leland in death, in April 1962. Leland joined brothers Jerome (Nancy), Keith (Lynn) and David (Joy) with sister Pamela (Dan) joining seven years later to make the family complete. Leland was a happy child who grew up hunting, riding motor bikes, camping and fishing.
After his high school graduation he attended Highline College. During his second year at Highline he met a new student, a girl from Michigan. He went home that day and told his family that he found the girl he planned to marry, only she wouldn’t go out on a date with him! Leland set out to win her heart and started doing sweet things for her and three months later she finally consented to a first date. That night was the last 1st date for Leland and the love of his life, Rosalene. Three years later they started their married life together. Nine years later they expanded their family with the birth of their son Kyle and son Kevin joined the family three years later.
The family did everything together from game nights at home to day hiking, camping, geocaching, scouts and so much more. As the boys grew up they also grew to be Leland’s greatest pride and joy and he was beside them and cheering them on through every sport, boys scouts (all the way to Eagle Scouts!) and anything else they wanted to try. Leland loved spending time with his sons and sharing his love of building and creating things, which lead to some interesting hobbies and moments! They enjoyed building things like Jacobs ladders, VandeGraff generators, carrot/veggie canons and of course high powered rockets and even parade floats! Leland loved his sons unconditionally and was quick to tell anyone who would listen just how proud of them he was.
After Highline College, Leland went on to get his degree in Electronics from Renton Technical College and put it to good use working at The Boeing Company for 31 years where he was an Electronic Engineering Technician Designer and worked on many planes and projects in both commercial and defense.
Leland served his community through volunteer work, with Rosalene and their boys by his side, with Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra, Kentwood Band Boosters, Boy Scout Troop 453 and the Kent Lions Club and Foundation, where among other things he enjoyed building floats, planning parades and playing Santa Claus at the annual Winterfest event.
Leland and Rosalene built an amazing life together for over 40 years and enjoyed spending time with each other, their 2 sons, and family and friends. On Easter Sunday their life together on Earth would come to an end when the Lord called Leland to his Heavenly home relieving him from End Stage Renal Failure and other medical issues that he had been dealing with for many years.
Leland’s infectious smile, unconditional love, capacity to forgive, keen and quick wit, quirky sense of humor, ability to think outside of the box and willingness to jump in and help when and where needed in any situation will certainly be missed by all. We loved him and miss him and take comfort in the fact that one day we will be reunited.