W/O Mulualem Gebre Tsadik, was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1943 to parents
Gebre‑Tsadik DeJene and Gete Wolde‑Giorgis. Although she lost her father early in life, she
grew up in a nurturing and extended family as she attended and completed her schooling at
Etege Mennen High School. She continued and inished her post‑secondary education at the
Commercial School of Ethiopia, where soon thereafter she met her future husband to be.
On December 1962, she got married to Ato Mulugeta Estephanos and followed him to
Stockholm, Sweden as his wife. While in Sweden, the newlyweds had their son, Samson
Mulugeta. Almost two years, they had their daughter Yemisrach Mulugeta in Athens, Greece.
W/O Mulualem committed herself to fully raising her children, while following her
husband’s diplomatic career in Europe, China, and Ethiopia. W/O Mulualem was able to
reenter the workforce, once her children were of age, and worked as an accounting clerk at
NCR and Ethiopian Beverage Corporation. She later joined her adult children in the U.S. for
the primary purpose of helping raise her grandchildren Robel Samson and Blaine Elias.
Along the way she easily connected and developed formidable relations with the relatives
of her in‑laws by cooking for them and inviting them for hearty meals, an obvious trait she
was known for and remembered by.
Sadly, however, for approximately the past decade, she dealt with an illness that she
resisted but one that she finally succumbed to on May 14, 2019. W/O, or “Eteye Mulualem”
as she is fondly remembered, leaves this earth having made a positive impact and beloved
by many; and survived by her husband and children. She will be missed!
A Funeral will be Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9:00am at Re'ese Adbarat Debre Selam Kidist Mariam Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
1350 Buchannan St NW District of Columbia, 20011. A burial will follow at Columbia Gardens Cemetery 3411 Arlington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201.
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