Wakefield '60 Classmates: In Memoriam

Carol Sue Perry Mullen
b: 4/11/1942     d: 3/5/1992

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Carol Sue Perry picture CAROL SUE PERRY, Homeroom Secretary 2, 3, Treasurer 4; Secretary of Public Relations 4; Activity Letter 3; Spanish Honor Society 3, 4; Quill and Scroll 4; Guides Secretary 2; Kappa Tri-Hi-Y Chaplain 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader JV 2, Varsity 3, 4; STARSTONE Activities Editor 4.
Patty Mullen Cook, Carol Sue's sister, wrote:
After graduation from high school, Carol Sue spent her freshman year at the University of Virginia, Women's branch.  Then, she moved to Hawaii to attend the University of Hawaii where her father was stationed on Oahu.  While there she enjoyed surfing and a lot of sun.  Both her parents agree that Carol Sue had too much fun in Hawaii and she soon left school and moved back to the mainland (California) to work.   There, she met and fell in love with Bob Mullen.  In June of 1967, Carol Sue and Bob were married in Pasadena, California.  Their first daughter, Patricia, was born in 1969. They followed with another daughter, Colleen, in 1970. Two years later Bob and Carol Sue decided they wanted to move to the city of Dana Point in Southern Orange County to raise their family.  They found a house near the beach and down the street from Carol Sue's parents, Susie and Manley Perry.  Carol Sue had always wanted to finish her college education so she enrolled at Saddleback College and Cal State Fullerton and took night courses while raising their two daughters.  In 1973, a son, Timothy Sean, was born making the family complete with two girls and a boy.  After Carol Sue earned her degree, she worked as an accountant.   After a few years working with a tax attorney, she started CS Mullen and Associates, which specialized in personal tax preparation,  While Carol Sue worked extremely hard and long hours, she spent many days on the beach with friends and her family.  During her free time, which was limited, Carol Sue was always volunteering to serve on school boards or home association boards.  In 1990 at the age of 47, Carol Sue was diagnosed with Stage 3 lung and brain cancer. After a long and very hard fight, she passed away in Laguna Beach on March 5, 1992 at the age of 49.  Carol Sue will always be remembered for her infectious smile and engaging personality. She was a friend, a wife and the best mother.  Carol Sue's husband, Bob, passed away in 2000.  Her daughter, Patty, lives in Dana Point with her two children and husband.  Colleen, lives in San Francisco with her husband and stepson and is expecting her first child.  Tim lives in Danville, California with his wife and two children.  Carol Sue's father, Manley, passed away in 2009.  Susie still lives in Dana Point as well.

Suzanne Perry, Carol Sue's mother, wrote:
They had three Librarians at the school (Wakefield) and I was in charge of circulation.  We had a wonderful principal, Dr. Wilson, who came in to see me one day.  He said that he had run into Carol Sue in the hallway and asked her how she liked having her Mother work as a librarian.  Carol Sue replied, "oh, that's alright, I don't ever go into the library anyway."

2011 Wakefield Class of 1960 and Wakefield Education Foundation (information@wakefieldalumni.org)