Michael Mallams: Died Dec. 28, 2018



Michael Mallams, aka BluesMan, has left the planet.

On Dec. 28, 2018, Mike finally, begrudgingly, fighting-all-the-way succumbed to a long illness.

He said goodbye to wife, Kerri Hubbard Mallams, daughter Lauren and son Kael as he “returned to the source.”

Mike had a life filled with friends and family.

He was a proud member of the Class of ’68 from both Whidbey Island and Kodiak, Alaska.

His father, Billy Hall Mallams, died in a plane crash during his senior year of high school and his mother, the late Lee Hooper Mallams VanderVoet moved Mike, his sister Susan and brother to Whidbey Island.

He loved playing harmonica and softball, watching the Seahawks, Huskies and Mariners and most of all – making BBQ!

Mike’s work life spanned from iron worker to land surveyor. He retired in 2013 from Snohomish County’s Engineering Services as senior engineering tech, lead. He turned his award-winning BBQ sauce into a business for his retirement – BluesMan BBQ.

Nothing made Mike happier than watching peoples’ reactions when sampling his sauce.

In lieu of flowers, Mike would like donations to go to his favorite charity – Citrine Health in Everett.

A send-off to remember Mike will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Citrine Health, 2940 W. Marine View Dr., Everett.

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