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Pearl Allred Mullenaux

Pearl Allred Mullenaux, a lifelong resident of Thatcher, entered into life eternal Thursday afternoon, May 20, 2021, at the Haven of Safford with her family at her bedside. Pearl was 93.

Pearl Mullenaux was born on December 8, 1927, the eighth of ten children born to Joseph and Maybelle Allred. She had five brothers and four sisters. Pearl is a life long resident of the Gila Valley. She married her high school sweetheart, Jim Mullenaux, on April 19, 1945, and together they raised seven children, five girls, Susan May, Melanie, Camalee, Alexa Ann, Jan and two boys, Cory and Randy. Her posterity has grown steadily over the years with 32 grandkids, 114 great grandkids and 23 great great grandkids. She had to become very independent at an early age, when she was just 9 years old her mother died from surgical complications. 11 years later her father passed away.

Pearl was always busy serving others. She was a loving and caring mother for her 7 kids. Having lost her mother at such an early age she made sure her kids were well cared for. Each year she would sew 5 new dresses for each of her 5 girls before school started and again in the spring. She was her children’s biggest fan and always attended school and sporting events when they were involved. Pearl was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings but her favorite by far was her service as an ordinance worker in the Mesa Arizona Temple.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 54 years; two daughters; five brothers; three sisters; a son-in-law; and a daughter-in-law; three grand children; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Graveside services for Pearl will be conducted Saturday morning, May 29, 2021, at 9:00 a.m., at the Thatcher Cemetery by Bishop Wayne Nelson of the Thatcher Fourth Ward.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, May 28, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the Vining Funeral Home.

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Adding my sympathy's to Pearls family. It was my pleasure to serve with Pearl in the Stake Relief Society under President Leolla Lundell. Pearl was always so sweet and kind any time we met. May you of her family be blessed with love and comfort.

Anna Jane Jarvis May 28 2021 1:12 PM

I will always remember Sister Mullenaux and her sister faithfully showing up at the Gila Valley Temple each Tuesday morning to do ordinances. They never missed. Please know that you have my sympathy for her loss, but the reunion on the other side will be sweet one day.

Doris KEMPTON May 26 2021 9:40 PM

Many many years ago when TG&Y first opened in Safford Pearl and I were in the same check out line. It was Christmas and the cashier, a young lady, was pretty frazzled from the rush. After Pearl checked out and walked out of the store I watched her stop very suddenly and look intently at her receipt. As I exited the store I stopped and asked her if she was ok and she said the cashier only charged her for one pair of jeans and she had two pairs. I said well maybe they were buy one get one free. She said no they weren't and I have to go back and make it right or I won't be able to sleep.
I was only 13 years old but that lesson of integrity, honor and truthfulness has always stayed with me. To this day I love by the same rule. Thank you Pearl for being a great example.

Pam Hancock May 25 2021 11:20 PM

So very sorry for your loss. She will definitely be missed by all who knew her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Brenda (Barquin) Figueroa May 25 2021 7:47 PM

Very sorry for your loss, sincere condolences to all the family.

Robert and Diane Allred May 24 2021 9:08 PM

All the best to the Mulleneaux family. Pearl Mulleneaux was such a grand lady. What a shining light for so many generations to come!
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Bill Richardson May 24 2021 12:52 PM

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