Lynn Ray Mullenaux, a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ and servant to his fellow man, returned home to our Heavenly Father, on Friday, June 28, 2019. The son of Wesley and Lillian Petersen Mullenaux, he was born on July 20, 1940, in Thatcher, AZ and raised in Mesa, AZ., along with his siblings, Clarene, Martha, Jean, Donna, Kent (all now deceased) and Larry Mullenaux. He attended and graduated from Mesa High School.
An outstanding athlete, Lynn played football for Eastern Arizona College and then on scholarship at Brigham Young University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. He taught high school and coached football at St. Johns High School and later in life, coached track at Round Valley High School. In between, he was president of Mullenaux Concrete and a partner in W. R. Skousen Contractor, Inc. and lived in his beloved Lehi, AZ. He lived one of his dreams for a few years as a rancher on the desert outside Apache Junction. He also became accomplished as a carpenter. He made life-long friends all along the way who shared his joy for fishing, hunting, and playing cards.
Lynn Mullenaux loved people and loved to serve them. He was never ‘too busy” to go to help family, a friend or stranger in need. He could fix and repair about anything. He was a devoted friend who could be trusted implicitly. These skills and life choices served him well as a devoted husband, brother, father, loving grandfather, friend, and missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He, along with his wife of 60 years, Sherrie Ruth Skousen Mullenaux, served in 2 missions: the Jackson, Mississippi and Nauvoo, Illinois. He also served tirelessly in various church callings, including Bishop’s counselor, Young Men’s President and High Council.
Lynn and Sherrie have 7 children, Robert Wayde (deceased), Michele Rae Farr, Devin Keith, Melisha Ruth Brown (deceased), Mark Niels (deceased), Daniel Lynn and Misty Kay Kelly; 26 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. He will be missed greatly.
Services for Lynn will be Saturday, July 13th, beginning with the Interment, at 9:00 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St, Mesa, AZ 85207. The Memorial Service will then commence at 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ on 2265 S. Hawes Rd., Mesa, AZ 85208.