Marie-Louise McMullen 6/21/1916 ~ 5/2/2006 "I was born June 21, 1916 in Fremont, Ohio, the fourth child of Ralph R. and Estella Nickel Strehlau. After my mother's death when I was 8-years-old, I was reared by an older sister who was a musician. She saw to it that I learned piano and acquired a musical education. During my high school years at Cuyahoga Falls High, I had a weekly radio program on WADC in Akron, and another accompanying a violinist on WJW. After graduating from high school during the depth of the depression, I moved to New York City and got a job with a photography chain. I was promoted to "field girl," enabling me to travel between New York and Chicago. A mutual friend introduced me to the Rev. Horace "Mac" Martin McMullen and it was love at first sight. We enjoyed 55 years together which included 11 years in Lebanon and Syria where Mac was President of the Near East School of Theology in Beirut, and later President of Aleppo College in Aleppo, Syria. We later returned to Beirut, where he served on the faculty of the American University of Beirut. While living in Beirut I attended Beirut College for Women. I served as Adult Services Director for the YWCA of Salt Lake City for eight years, and served as a Caseworker for Congressman Wayne Owens and Congresswoman Karen Shepherd, handling Immigration and Veterans Affairs. I've loved dolls all my life and was an avid antique doll collector and member of the Olympus Doll Club. I was privileged to serve as President of the Salt Lake Doll Council. I've been an active member of PEO Chapter D since 1969, where I met many of my dearest friends. I am survived by my four wonderful children, Garrett Yarwood McMullen of Aurora, CO; Deedee Corradini (John Huebner) of Salt Lake City; Laura Martin McMullen of Greenville, SC; and Daniel Whitman McMullen (Marina) of Seattle. My grandchildren, Andrew, Andrea, Matthew, David and Katya, my two great-grandchildren Savannah and Ford, my son-in-law John, daughter-in-law Marina, David Brown, and Valerie Petrone have all brought me special joy. I'd like to thank the wonderful doctors and staff at the University of Utah Medical Center and the Huntsman Cancer Hospital for the years of excellent medical care, especially Dr. Barry Stults, Dr. James Kushner, Dr. Stephen Bekanich, Dr. Roger Freedman, and Dr. Randall Olson. In addition, many thanks to the wonderful staff at Christus St. Joseph's Villa, especially Flora and Claudia." She told the family gathered that "above all, love unconditionally and forgive." A memorial service to celebrate the life of Marie-Louise "Tayta" McMullen will be held on Saturday, May 13th at Wasatch Presbyterian Church 1626 South 1700 East at 12 noon. Condolences may be sent to Deedee Corradini, PO Box 684424, Park City, UT 84068 or to email: [email protected] Her ashes will be sprinkled near her beloved Mac's in the garden at Holladay United Church of Christ and at her mother's grave in Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to the PEO Continuing Education Fund, Chapter D, c/o Treasurer Jean Call, 1400 E. Saxony PI. #D, Salt Lake City, UT 84117, or to the Music Fund at Wasatch Presbyterian Church, 1626 South 1700 East, SLC, UT 84108.