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August 17, 2012
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Obituary: Foster Kent Mullen

Foster Kent Mullen, 58 years old, of Crystal Bay, NV, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2012, with his family at his side. He died doing what he loved, training at Lake Tahoe for his annual bike rides and races in the Alps of Switzerland, France and Italy.

Foster was born Nov. 13, 1959, in Palo Alto, CA raised in Squaw Valley, attending Lake Tahoe Elementary School which set the stage for his love of the Lake. He met Janet (Roberts) Mullen and married in Glenbrook, NV; she was undeniably the love of his life. They have 2 sons, Larry Roberts and Jordan Mullen.

Foster was the owner and President of QM Corporation, a multifaceted resort and development company. He considered his staff his family. Most of all he was a loving and generous man and we will miss his brilliance, his wonderful sense of humor, and that great smile.

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Deloris Mullen and his brother Brian Shane Mullen. He is survived by his wife Janet Mullen; sons Larry Roberts, and Jordan Mullen; brother Gary (Laura) Mullen; sister Karen (Ray) Mullen-Ehly; niece Jessica Mullen; and nephew Daniel Mullen.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 20, 2012, 2:30p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1776 Highway 50, Glenbrook NV.

We would like to honor our beloved Foster by harnessing the power of your memories and celebrate his joy of biking in the Tahoe region. In lieu of flowers and gifts, we would like your help ensuring that there are safe bikeways and wonderful vista points along the bikeways for the Lake Tahoe community and visitors to enjoy. Memorial gifts will help support the Tahoe Bikeway Project of the Tahoe Fund.

Please make a tax deductible contribution to: Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation; Tahoe Safe Bikeways - Mullen Memorial; P.O. Box 366; Truckee, CA 96161

You can also make your memorial gift on-line at; select “Make a gift in honor or memory” and include - Tahoe Safe Bikeways - Mullen Memorial.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Aug 17, 2012 12:47PM Published Aug 17, 2012 12:47PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.