Janet Elaine Mules


Dr. Janet Elaine Mules died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on March 19, 2014.  Dr. Mules is survived by her stepchildren: Michael J Gerber, Gabrielle M Gerber (Dr. Richard Belkin), Stephen P Gerber (Theresa Spencer), Judith M Gerber (Bruce Goss); by step-grandchildren Jori E Belkin, Lauren E Gerber, Christyn T Gerber, and by many friends and colleagues.

She was the only child of Russell and Ruth Mules, born in Baltimore on January 19th, 1935.

Dr. Mules led an amazingly adventurous life.  She attended Friends School in Baltimore, Bryn Mawr College, School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and the University of Washington.  She practiced psychiatry in Washington, Kansas, Colorado and Alaska.  She spent more than a decade serving as a psychiatrist for the US Foreign Service, and was stationed in South Africa, Mexico, India, and Austria.  She was called back to Africa for special services following the US Embassy bombings of 1998.  Her last medical practice was in Coupeville, WA.

Janet traveled extensively as a State Department psychiatrist, and for leisure.  She had many friends and acquaintances all around the world who will miss her wit and wisdom.

6 Responses to “Janet Elaine Mules”

  • Kathy Stallman says:

    All of us at the Linds’ pharmacies (Freeland and Coupeville) enjoyed and appreciated working with Dr. Mules. She was a colleague and patient of ours. Our condolences to the family.

  • Thank you Dr Mules says:

    Outstanding caring doctor. Her wisdom will live on in the hearts of those who knew her.

    Condolences to family and friends.

  • Austin and Sharon Moede says:

    Janet Mules was an esteemed and valued colleague. We were stationed together in New Delhi and again in Pretoria. We enjoyed her friendship, love of life and humor. We will miss her.

  • Prabhakar Oli says:

    I am so saddened to hear about demise of Dr. Mules. She was a great human being and an excellent professional. I worked with her from 1993 till 1995 in old Health Unit (New Delhi, India). May her soul rest in peace.

  • Jeannie Hucko says:

    So sad to hear about Dr. Mules. She was a wonderful doctor. I remember her saying she came out of retirement to fill a great need on Whidbey. What a selfless woman and caring provider. God Bless her.

  • . Donna Marold, Ph.D. says:

    Dr. Mules saved my life after a near fatal suicide attempt-over twenty years ago. I have recently learned about a missing or mutated gene that is highly correlated with suicidal thinking and behavior.
    I am once again facing the monster and beating it with an angel on my shoulder.
    Thank you Janet,I will never give up.

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