||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."