William Reece “Bill” Mitchell

Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Death 26 Jun 2014 (aged 78)
Runaway Bay, Wise County, Texas, USA
Burial Body donated to medical science, Specifically: Donated to Southwest Medical Center.
Memorial ID 132281025 · View Source
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William Reece "Bill" Mitchell passed away on June 26 in Runaway Bay, Texas. Born to Finis and Emma Mitchell Oct. 11, 1935, in Rock Springs, he spent his school years in Rock Springs. Bill began to yearn for the life in the mountains of Wyoming, and in a few years, he was packing his bag and hitchhiking to his uncle's ranch, where he spent his early years learning the ranching business.

He served in the army from 1955-57. He and his wife began ranching in the mountains of Wyoming, where they raised two children, Kevin and Alvin Mitchell. They enjoyed boating, camping and water skiing. During that time, he also made a reputation with his snow machine by winning the Jackson Hole Hill Climb race and numerous cross-country races.

They left the mountains in 1965 to settle in Pinedale and to work for a phone company owned by a friend. That work took him to many places and gained him many new friends in the phone business until he retired in 1995. Having been divorced during that time, he married Lynn Usher and lived in Colorado and Wyoming. Upon retiring, they began their trailer life, traveling between Pinedale and Phoenix.

While visiting a Wyoming friend who lived in Runaway Bay, they decided to make their home in the Bay area. After buying a home there, they traveled back and forth, as long as Bill's health permitted.

Bill is survived by his wife, Lynn; his sister, Anna Dew; two sons Alvin (Dawn) and Kevin (Susan); five grandchildren, Miranda, Savannah, Jacob, Thomas and John; niece Sandra Snow and special cousin, Alta (Sis) Faler. Various nieces, nephews, and Lynn's family and many friends also survive.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 132281025
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