Helen Louise Mitchell
August 24, 1924 - November 21, 2014
She Will Be Missed By All Who Knew Her
Helen L. Mitchell, 90, died peacefully November 21, 2014. Her husband, Myron R. Mitchell, preceded her in death. A long-time Seattle resident before moving to Marysville, Helen was born in Anaconda, MT to Horace (McKay) and Dorotha (Bartlett) Lane.
She is survived by her daughter Dianne (Les) and son Dirk (Judi); grandchildren Bradley, Mikki and Lily; great grandchildren Madison, Kacie, Linnea, Jasper and James; Siblings Robert Lane and Barbara Vogel; many nieces and nephews.
Helen enjoyed painting on canvas and china and her affiliations with Quad-A, Gallery North and the Art Stall at Pike Place Market where her work was shown and sold. Some of her post cards are still sold at the Art Stall.
Most of Helen's schooling was in Olympia although she graduated from Roosevelt High school in Seattle. She loved sewing, cooking Chinese dinners, camping at their lot in Goldbar Nature Trails. She also loved ballroom dancing and acted as crew and dance instructors on cruise ships. She worked for Diesel Oil sales and Colonial roofing when she wasn't painting.
The Courage of Life
The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of the final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
John F. Kennedy
Love Lives On
Those we love remain with us,
for Love itself lives on.
Cherished memories never fade;
because one loved is gone.
Those we love can never be
more than a thought apart,
for as long as there's a memory
they live on in our heart.
Think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched,
for nothing loved is ever lost,
and she was loved so much.