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KINGSTON, Wash. – Former Walla Wallan Douglas A. Mulhair, 68, of Kingston, died Thursday in Bremerton, Wash. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Mountain View Cemetery. The ritual will be conducted by BPOE No. 287. Friends who wish may meet at the Colonial-DeWitt Funeral Home at 10:30 and proceed to the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Walla Walla Community Hospice through the funeral home. Mulhair, a life member of BPOE No. 287, was bom hi Pocatello, Idaho, on May 15,1918, to Joseph A. and Caroline Peterson Mulhair. He came to Walla Walla with his parents when he was a baby. He attended schools in Walla Walla and graduated from Wa-Hi in 1937. During his high school years, he worked for Duff’s Creamery and for his grandfather at the Natato-rinm Swimming Pool. The natatorium was built by his grandfather. Mulhair married Glenna Driskell on Oct. 1,1940 in Wallace, Idaho. She died on Feb. 10,1978. He married Florence “Flossie” Bynum on Aug. 12, 1978. Mulhair worked for Logan Chevrolet for 32 years as sates manager, parts manager, and general manager. In 1971, he went to work for Teague Motor Co., retiring in March 1979 as sales manager. Upon his retirement, he and his wife moved to the beach on Puget Sound near Kingston. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing. Mulhair is survived by his wife, at home; two daughters, Nancy Schmid of El Paso, Texas, and Sarita Tomlinson of Pasco; three sons, Gary Mulhair of Seattle, Greg Mulhair of Birch Bay, Wash., and Ken Mulhair of Tacoma; two stepsons, Capt. Joe Bynum, UJS. Marine Corps, and David Bynum of Walla Walla; two stepdaughters, Nancy Bynum of Walla Walla and Marilyn Burdick of Anchorage, Alaska; three sisters, Olive Koehler of Tacoma, Mildred Wilson of Walla Walla, and Josephine Roberts of Bremerton, Wash.; one brother, George Mulhair of Spokane; 24 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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