McMullen, Louis Arthur, a current resident of Yorba Linda, former 35 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2010 in Yorba Linda. Born in Butte, Montana, Louie was 88 when he died. Louis served in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Machinist's Mate and served aboard both the USS Salt Lake City and the USS Lexington during World War II earning the Asiatic Pacific Area Citation with 15 stars along with several other citations. His naval journeys took him to several battles throughout the South Pacific. During his time in the Navy, he met the love of his life Helen and together raised three sons Richard, Bill and Tom. Helen and Louis were inseparable for over 30 years. Louie loved the UCLA Bruins and Notre Dame football. He loved to fish and when possible would toss a line when and wherever he could. He explored all areas of California and even went to Canada and Alaska with his surviving wife Alice. Louis was passionate about life, family, food and friends, never missing the opportunity to share a smile and a kind word to everyone fortunate to have met him along life's highway. Louie is survived by his wife Alice of Bridgewater, Ma., son Richard (Karen) McMullen of Modesto, Ca. son Bill (Cindy) McMullen of Long Beach, Ca., son Tom (Eileen) McMullen of Yorba Linda, Ca. 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Beatrice and George McMullen, his siblings, George, Beatrice, Jack and his first wife Helen. A gathering of family & friends will be held at White and Day Mortuary in Manhattan Beach on Wednesday March 10, 2010 from 4 to 8pm. The Service will be held at the mortuary the following day at 9:30am. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. I pray that you are all well, we send our prayers and condolences to your family. It has been so long, we will be in touch. May God Bless you and give you comfort & peace. Jan & Sharon

  2. I would like to express my condolences to the McMullen family. Lou was a pleasure to be around and one of the kindest people I have ever met. I enjoyed taking him out twice a week when he was living in Bridgewater, we shared a lot of laughs together. He will be forever in my thoughts and prayers.

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