James W. Mitchell

Born: Sat., Sep. 29, 1928
Died: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017

Graveside Service

10:00 AM Wed., Aug. 09, 2017
Location: Fairview Cemetery

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James W. Mitchell, 88, died Aug. 7, 2017, in Salida.

He was born Aug. 28, 1928, in Keokuk, Iowa, to James M. and Dorothy V. Mitchell.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He attained his advanced education in Atlanta, Ga., on the GI bill at night while raising a family.

He worked at Union Electric of Missouri (Ameren) both in Illinois and Missouri and worked his way into a career management position.

On Aug. 27, 1988, he married Elke M. Mitchell on Longs Peak.

Survivors include his children, Michael Mitchell, Melinda Passmore, Karin Rountree-Varney and Dagmar Wood; grandchildren, Zach, Ryan, Cory, Tyler, John Kyle, Joshua, Jacob, Rachael, John and Jenna; and great-granddaughter, Josephine.

His graveside memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 9, 2017, at Fairview Cemetery. Friends are encouraged to attend.

Cards with thoughts and special memories may be mailed to Elke Mitchell, P.O. Box 447, Salida, CO 81201.

Arrangements were with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home in Salida.

Online condolences may be offered at lewisandglenn.com.

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Rebekah McCallie
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
Dear Elke and family
I remember meeting this man at the hospital party a good number of years ago you both were so sweet to my mom and I. Thank you for the wonderful party you had my mom and I at your house and your cooking was great Jim was a good man had a heart of gold my prayers are with you all

Alen and Debbie Passmore
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
Elke and Melinda,
Prayers for God's comfort and peace for you both.
Alen and Debbie

Sue Passmore Gregory
   Posted Wed August 09, 2017
Elke, Melinda, and family. Gary, myself and my boys send our love and our condolences to all of you. Jim was a wonderful man and we all loved him. May God wrap his arms around you all and bring peace and comfort to your hearts during this sorrowful time. You are in our thoughts, hearts and always in our prayers. Sending love and hugs to you all.

Bill Mehos
   Posted Wed August 09, 2017
Dear Elke--So sorry ab out your recent loss. Although I didn't know the two of you well, you were always so friendly. I did take care of his parents and I did get to know him that way and he was always a very attentive son. Frankly I was always sorry I wasn't Jim's Doctor. He will be sorely missed by you , his family, and his many friends. With sincere sympathy------Bill Mehos

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