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Cook-Walden Funeral Home

6100 North Lamar, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Carole King Mullen

September 22, 1939November 19, 2019
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Carole Elizabeth King Mullen was born in Mason, Texas on September 22, 1939, to Max and Maudell King. She married the love of her life, Ron Mullen, on December 29, 1959. They initially settled in San Antonio, where Carole was a school teacher. Ron and Carole welcomed their daughter, Lacy, in 1960. They relocated to Austin in 1966 and welcomed a second daughter, Misty, a few years later. Carole actively served the Austin community as Women’s Symphony League President and Ball Chair, Laguna Gloria Art Museum President, member of the Settlement Club, Junior Austin Women’s Club as well as countless other organizations. She was a driving force in her husband’s political career and an active member in her church, where she served on countless committees and was an integral part of its foundation. Carole also taught school at Casner Christian Academy (formerly Highland Park Baptist Preschool) for over a decade, where she touched and shaped innumerable lives. Carole was the family matriarch, forming family traditions and prioritizing family needs over her own. Her friends will remember her for her faith, sense of humor, and lifelong dedication to nurturing children. Carole left for her heavenly home to join Jesus on Tuesday, November 19th, holding the hand of her husband, Ron. Her legacy carries on through her husband, her daughters Lacy Holcomb (and Lacy’s husband, Jim) and Misty Tate (and Misty’s husband, Drew). Known as Muzzie, The Muz, or Honey to her five grandchildren, whom she adored, her grandsons Taylor Holcomb (and his wife Erin), Drew and Jax Tate, and her granddaughters Haley Holcomb and Libby Tate. She was also the proud great grandmother to Jimmy, John David, and Louisa Holcomb.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Cook-Walden Funeral Home at 6100 North Lamar, Austin, Texas. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Austin Baptist Church, at 7016 Ribelin Ranch Drive, Austin, Texas.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to The Settlement Home for Children www.settlementhome.org or Austin Baptist Church This Mountain is the Lord’s www.austinbaptistchurch.com.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39 NIV

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 21, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 23, 2019

Memories

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Don Roberts

November 26, 2019

Carole was a gracious and lovely lady. She will be missed.
My thoughts are with Ron.

Peggy Kirby Alleh

November 21, 2019

Ron I was saddened to learn of Carol's death. Many sweet memories of her and our friendship.

Lesley Pinckard

November 21, 2019

Carole was a sweet and beautiful lady who many of us strive to emulate. She always had a warm smile and heartfelt greeting for those around her. Ron, my love and prayers go out to you and your family.

Lesley Pinckard

Jason Talley

November 21, 2019

Carole was a beautiful lady full of grace and faith. Michelle and I always enjoyed the opportunity to visit with you and Carole in Austin. Please accept our heartfelt condolences during this time. We will continue to lift you and your family up in prayer. Love the Talley's

Dee Carter

November 21, 2019

Carole was the definition of grace and dignity. Susan and I want to express our sincere and heartfelt love for Ron and the family during this time of loss, but we recognize the faith and peace that they feel due to their love for and peace that they know in the Lord. Carole was genuinely funny and had a sense of humor that simply permeated her being and all of those who had the great pleasure in being with her. While she will be missed by all who knew her, we are comforted by knowing that she will be waiting for us when we all join her in that great heavenly home. Ron, we love you dearly!

Kim Hill

November 20, 2019

Even though I have not seen Carole in quite some time, I will never forget the special relationship she had with my daughter, Courtney. What a warm and loving teacher she was! I still remember all the times that we ran into she and Ron at Luby’s and Bartlett’s (formerly Houston’s) over the years and what a smile she always brought to Courtney’s face. She was very special and we look back fondly at memories we shared. She will be missed!


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