Remembering Steve Mullet’s contributions to city’s history | Tukwila’s Story

The Tukwila Historical Society membership was saddened by the recent passing of longtime Tukwila icon, Steve Mullet.

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 1:00pm
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Lifetime Tukwila resident, former mayor and Tukwila Historical Society member Steve Mullet died July 23. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Tukwila Archives

By Louise Jones-Brown

Tukwila Historical Society

The Tukwila Historical Society membership was saddened by the recent passing of longtime Tukwila icon, Steve Mullet. He was not just the former mayor of Tukwila. He and his wife, Bonnie, are members of the historical society.

There have been many tributes written that show what he meant to everyone who knew him. I first met the Mullets in 2005 during an event at the Tukwila Community Center. Steve was very gracious and gave a great first impression of Tukwila’s government.

During preparations for the city of Tukwila’s centennial celebration in 2008, Steve attended numerous historical society meetings and was instrumental in facilitating arrangements for the Walt Wagner Concert, which was at the Foster Performing Arts Center on the Foster High School campus.

Steve and Bonnie were also members of the Japanese Sister City Program and traveled to Japan as participants in the cultural exchange. Once we established the Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center, the Tukwila Historical Society was asked to set up a permanent display of gifts that were presented by the Japanese Sister City hosts. Steve graciously donated one of his prized gifts to be part of our exhibit.

We will miss his presence and support of the Tukwila Historical Society. It is our hope that his contributions to the history of Tukwila will be remembered for many years to come. Rest in peace, our friend.

Louise Jones-Brown is president of the Tukwila Historical Society.

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