Auttis Marr Mullins

Auttis Marr Mullins, 93 passed away on Monday March 26, 2018 at DeSano Place in Jerome, Idaho after a brief illness. Auttis was born on January 28, 1925 in Dyersburg, Tennessee to Lawrence & Tennie (Stephens) Mullins. He was the third of five children. He attended and graduated from Fulgham High School in 1943. After high school he joined the US Naval Reserves in 1944 and served during WWII as a PBY Patrol Bomber. He married Wanda "Wanell" Farmer on November 2, 1946 and to this union came three children. Auttis graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor's in Agriculture in 1953 and a Master's in Agriculture in 1954. He went on to attend the University of Missouri where he graduated with a PhD in Animal Science in 1957. Auttis worked for the Louisiana State University and the University of Idaho in various capacities including Dean of the College of Agriculture at the U of I and retired as Food Science Department Head at LSU in 1993. He was very active in the East Baton Rouge Kiwanis Club. Auttis loved fishing and spent many hours fishing streams, lakes and bayous of Idaho and Louisiana. He is preceded in death by his wife Wanell; son Leroy; his parents and four siblings. Auttis is survived by his daughter Yolanda Yoder of Kimberly, ID; son Brian (Paige) Mullins of Springfield, LA; daughter in-law Fran Mullins of Prairieville, LA; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A private service will be held in Louisiana at a later date with inurnment at the Port Hudson Military Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home Twin Falls, ID.