Obituary of Merlin John McMullen
Merlin (Mert) McMullen passed away July 13th at home surrounded by his children Merlin McMullen Jr, Marcie McMullen-Avila and her husband Pico Avila.
Merlin was born in Adrian, Ore to Orren and Belle McMullen. As a small child the family moved to Hornet Creek above Council Idaho and shortly after the family relocated to Weiser Idaho where he was raised and lived his entire life.
In 1948 he met Mildred Averett and married her and they were together for the next 65 years until her death in 2014.
Merlin served in the 6th Infantry Division of the US Army stationed out of Fort Ord Calif.
After the Army Merlin worked sheep and cattle with his dad and brothers, later he bought his own ranch and worked cattle alone.
Merlin worked for Ryder Ford and Rathbone –Woodson Chevrolet doing mechanics and body work.
Mechanics was a passion for Merlin and he became the auto mechanic teacher at Weiser Idaho High School. He was proud of his students and for the abilities and skills they learned from him earning themselves several awards and trophies.
Merlin was preceded in death by his parents Orren & Belle McMullen, brothers Orren Jr (Mac), June, Jean, and John. Sisters Clara Kuntz and Mary McMullen.
Merlin is survived by his son Merlin Jr and daughter Marcie McMullen-Avila (Pico). 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren also numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
We’d like to thank Canyon home health care and hospice for their help, also Ron Frank who helped care for dad, made his days a bit brighter and became a good friend.
Due to potential health concerns to family and friends because of Covid-19 Virus and our parent’s final wishes there will be no viewing or graveside services.
Arrangements under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home.
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