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 Glenn Robert Mitchell

Glenn Robert Mitchell

Bend, Deschutes County, Oregon, USA
Death 7 Jan 2009 (aged 82)
Kennewick, Benton County, Washington, USA
Burial Kennewick, Benton County, Washington, USA
Plot Mausoleum: N W Niches, Level 4, H
Memorial ID 120889424 · View Source
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GLENN ROBERT MITCHELL written as remembered by his sister, Grace.

My brother Glenn and I were 15 months apart, and he was a "handful", as our mother used to say. He had a very inquisitive and active mind, and loved reading and taking things apart to see what made them work.

When he was old enough to tease, I was his usual target. I never knew what he would do next, like hiding my things or coming up behind me and poking me in the ribs to see me jump - then he'd laugh and laugh. He was always in trouble at school. One of the many times, when we were in the 6th grade together, he was caught talking - again. For punishment he had to draw a circle on the blackboard and stand on tip toes with his nose in the circle for several minutes. When his time was up, he came away smiling! That was Glenn.

He loved sports of all kinds: fishing with our dad, swimming, skiing and playing marbles. He was called "Lefty" by his friends. He did everything with his left hand, except write. His first grade teacher made him use his right hand. It was also the year he fell from a swing at recess and broke his collar bone.

He was 13 when we lost our dad and four years later, our mother. It was a very depressing time and he drifted between family and friends. He went into the Army in 1945 and was discharged in 1947, coming to see us after our son was born. Then he went to visit other family in Oregon.

He worked for a while in Seattle, then at McNary dam in Umatilla, Oregon, and then in California where he stayed until 1967. He came back to Washington to visit all his brothers and sisters before moving to Moses Lake. There he met the love of his life, June Dillon. Glenn married her on the 3rd day of March, 1973.

We had brother and sister reunions at our cabin for eleven years: all six of us with our spouses. They were fun times and it kept us together. He never gave up teasing, and by then he had help from two other brothers!

Glenn was fun-loving and caring. I miss him and will always love him.

~Grace (Mitchell) Fortier ��

Glenn was the brother of:
Clara Ellen Mitchell (1910 - 1991)
Pearl Cressy Mitchell (1912 - 1988)
Emma Amelia Mitchell (1914 - 1997)
Clarence Ivan Mitchell Winship (1917 - 1940)
Joseph Francis McElfresh (1922 - 1924)
Grace Irene Mitchell (1925)
Dorothy Mae Mitchell (1928)
James Howard Mitchell (1930 - 1996)
Lois Marie Mitchell (1933 - 2017)
Jack Lynn Mitchell (1935)
Lynn Thomas Smith (1941 - 2016)

Glenn Mitchell passed away January 7, 2009. His stepdaughter Linda lovingly cared for him in his final years. He expressed amazement at her unexpected attention to his well-being, telling me that he was forever grateful for her help. Thank you, Linda.

Obituary, Columbia Basin Herald

Glenn Robert Mitchell of Moses Lake died peacefully on Jan. 7, 2009, in Kennewick, Wash. He was 82 years old. Glenn was born in Bend, Ore., Oct. 10, 1926. He was the second child of William Earl Mitchell and Etta May Mitchell. He grew up in both Weiser and McCall, Idaho, where he attended school. He loved to play marbles as a kid and learned his life long passion for fishing from his dad. In 1942, Glenn and his family moved to Yakima, Wash. Enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1946, he served as a rifleman in the infantry until his honorable discharge in 1947.

Glenn returned to the Northwest after his discharge from the U.S. Army to work on the construction of McNary Dam before moving to California in 1951. After 10 years in California he returned to Moses Lake, where he would spend the rest of his life. He worked at Basic American Foods for 24 years in a variety of roles and positions. Moses Lake is where he met the love of his life, June Dillon, and they where married in March of 1973. Both Glenn and June retired in 1989. His wife of 35 years, June passed away on June 13, 2008. Her passing was very hard on him and he missed her very much.

Glenn lived life to its fullest, he loved all sports and was very active in his community. It was very hard to go anywhere in Moses Lake without someone saying, “Hi Glenn,” he had so many friends. He also was a member of VFW, Moose, Eagles and American Legion lodges in Moses Lake. Glenn spent all the time he had with grandchildren and great-grandchildren golfing, fishing, going to fairs, and visiting friends and family. He was very giving of his time to both family and friends.

Glenn was preceded in death by his wife June, both of his parents and one brother, James Mitchell of Chehalis, Wash. Glenn will be missed and always loved by all of those who survive him. Those who love him include his three sisters and two brothers. Glenn has four stepchildren and six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services were held at Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Home, Kennewick, WA. Inurnment followed at Desert Lawn Memorial Park’s Mausoleum.




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