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 Donna May <I>Lloyd</I> Mitchell

Donna May Lloyd Mitchell

Preston, Franklin County, Idaho, USA
Death 30 Oct 2012 (aged 88)
Burial Emmett, Gem County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 100127637 · View Source
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Donna May Lloyd Mitchell, 88, of Emmett, Idaho, "took her dolls and dishes and went home" on October 30th, 2012, at 1:45 PM after a courageous fight with lung disease.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 am Saturday, November 17th at Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett.

Donna was born May 7, 1924, in Preston, Idaho, daughter of Joseph Hyrum Lloyd and Harriet Wells Lloyd. She was raised and educated in Downey and Preston, Idaho.

She married Clarence Mitchell September 27, 1944 in Pocatello, Idaho. Their marriage was solemnized on Aug 16, 1957, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Donna and Clarence began their life together in Dayton, Idaho. In 1945 they moved to Vale, Oregon, where they farmed together. They moved to Emmett, Idaho, in 1959 and worked together as independent grocers for more than 20 years, owning the West Side Market, C&J Foodland, and Mitchell's IGA Foodliner.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Clarence, brother, Lynn, two sisters, Lorean and Thelma, and granddaughter, Angela Chapman Butler.

Donna loved to read, "cut a rug," cook from scratch, give gifts, and hug babies -- and there have been many to hug. Her very favorite thing was her family.

Survivors include: sister, Glenda Mitchell, of Davenport, WA; daughters, Marie (Duane) Barrett, of Albany, OR, Pam (Ron) Noble, of McCall, ID, Fran (Art) Goldsmith, of Lake Stephens, WA; son, Jim (Kathy) Mitchell, of Oak Park, IL; grandchildren: Teresa Noble, Tina Noble, and Todd Noble (Beth Vawter), of Boise, ID, Shannon (John) Stephen, of Albany, OR, Sharlene Thomas, of Philomath, OR, Mike (Shelly) Barrett, of Tualatin, OR, Stacy (Jim) Stewart, of Bel Air, MD, Andrew (Christine) Mitchell, of Oak Park, IL, and Kevin Jacobson, of Edmonds, WA; great-grandchildren, include Cody (Ashley) Rood, Jenny Rood, Ashley Butler, Sydney Amigo, Tyler Thomas, Amaya Amigo, Haley Thomas, Samantha Wright, Mitchell Thomas, Danielle Fenison, Jacob Stephen, Rachael Stephen, Kinzie Jacobson, Bryan Thomas, Allison Stewart, Jack Barrett, Flynn Mitchell, Gabrielle Barrett, Fiona Mitchell, Grady Noble, Chloe Stewart, and Ellery Noble; great-great-grandchildren, Austin and Afton Rood; and niece, Vicki (Rob) Morcom, of Davenport, WA, and their children, as well as numerous other special nieces and nephews throughout the country.

At a family reunion about five years ago, Donna took a look at the more than 50 family members present and said, "Look what I've done…all of mine and all of those they have chosen…. and there's not a bad one in the bunch!"
We miss her already.

Many thanks to the wonderful staff of Summerwind for all the kindness, love, hand-holding and hugs. Donna's family will be forever grateful.

If you would like, donate to the charity of your choice in Donna's honor.

Published in Idaho Statesman on November 14, 2012

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100127637
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Donna May Lloyd Mitchell (7 May 1924–30 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100127637, citing Riverside Cemetery, Emmett, Gem County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Barb (contributor 46936813) .