Last updated 9/14/2023 at 8:47am
June 29, 1983 –Sept. 2, 2023
Luke Mallon was born in Ardenvoir, Wash., a charmingly chubby baby with impish blue eyes and a wide smile, one made all the more endearing when a battle of wills over bath time at the age of 2 resulted in the accidental loss of a top front tooth. From toddlerhood, Luke showed a rare capacity for tenderness, always ready with a hug or a soothing, "Aww beebee" as he patted you on the back with a chubby hand. This desire to be of comfort and service was a defining characteristic and one that set the trajectory of his personal and professional life.