Interested in and capable of so much, he was a true entrepreneur and visionary, but most of all he was truly an intellectual caring about the unknown ---in the classical Greek tradition. He was my mentor and friend! He leaves such a wonderful legacy! Skip Porter
A few months after parents have left, it seems more difficult to beleive that they are not present to hug or to answer your questions. But they are present in the great visible gifts that they gave to Houston and Galveston. Their historic preservation work in Galveston impacted so many lives of people of all ages. Several years ago, I remember talking with your father on the phone, telling him about our challenge of trying to save the National Register Historic District of Freedmen's Town-4th Ward for future generations, for archaeology field schools, and for tourism. He patiently listened and encouraged us to do our best. A few years later we called again with an emergency plea for assistance to stop the demolition of two historic homes that were first purchased by two Freed woman in 1860's immediately after Emancipation. He quickly responded and sent us the balance that was needed to finally purchase and save the property to become dedicated Museum houses in honor of the 1st Black Attorney's and his wife, a teacher who worked in the Carnegie Colored Library.
You dear children have some large footsteps to follow. But after hearing Lorenze speak at Amigos de las Americas, I was convinced that you will all do great work in your lives. Your parents will be proudly watching you.
Catherine Roberts, The Rutherford B H Yates Museum, Inc.
I had the opportunity to meet your father on several occasions and as you well know, he was a most generous man. His and his wife's contributions to the Houston/Galveston and the world are remarkable. I enjoyed your obituary very much and it is obvious that you understood your parents well. May the Lord bless and keep you, Respectfully submitted, Arly Nelson, Retired Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Cntr.
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. George Mitchell. I'll never forget that joyous glow he had when my band played "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" for him every year during the Galveston Mardi Gras celebration.
Dr. Michael White and the Michael White Quartet
We in Galveston appreciate what Mr. Mitchell has done for us, and we will always thank him for generously sharing his life wisth us. He was down-to-earth, more than generous, and never mean-spirited or demanding to strangers or friends. Thank you, Mitchell family, for sharing him with us. Bless your hearts, and bless George's heart.
May the God of all comfort help your family to endure during this time of grief.
May the bereaved family of Mr. Mitchell, be comforted by reflecting on a time when all causes of death will be no more.
To the entire Mitchell Family, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy in the loss of this wonderful, humble, and caring man. He was such a dear person, and I, like so many others, will never forget him. I went to high school with Mark, and I knew some of the other boys as teens, and all of them were extremely nice and caring, even then. It was clear they were raised well. I pray for peace and comfort as well as joy in the memories, as it was a blessing to have him in their lives as long as they did. Sincerely, Carol Jamail McAliley
I just now became aware of George Mitchell by watching a Televised lecture by James Woolsey at the Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Advanced Int'l Studies on July 8 2013. Mr. Woolsey talked glowingly of what Mr. Mitchell went through to develop fracking and how he was derided for chasing a seemingly impossible dream. But George Mitchell succeeded and changed the energy landscape. He is a real-life, modern-day, American-made superhero! I was researching how to contact him to write of my admiration and was saddened to learn of his recent passing. What a tremendous National Resource he was! The Industry in which he played such a major role will undoubtedly miss him. Everyone in the Country owes this remarkable man a debt of gratitude.
A man from your mom's city
Many years ago I owned a restaurant in the clear lake area, I would go shopping for my Sunday Brunch each Sunday morning, being of European decent I would stop and have cappuccino at the coffee stand inside the store, Each Sunday morning and have casual conversation with the fellas sitting there, Not till years later did I find out who Mr, George was...not that it mattered. . Like my dad of 93, hes of the greatest generation the world will ever know,... The world has lost a great,honest, humble, class act..
Dearest Mitchell Family, my mother (Nancy Greene Fisher) never had the opportunity to meet George but we know he was a true Texas icon. Our sincerest condolences are with you. May God watch over George and your family.
I did not know this man personally but knew of him as I went to Rice Institute in Houston. Quite and man and Quite a reputation. The World has lost a Maker. A Man who could make so many things happen and he did! God bless this man always. God bless all that he did for so many! So many. He will be remembered always!
Our country has Mr. Mitchell to thank for many generations to come. Thank G-d for his genius and dedicated efforts to see his technology through, it's what sustains our country and its promise of tomorrow. Rest in peace, dear soul.
Another example of the kindness of Mr. Mitchell: In 2005 he gave me, a resident of The Woodlands since 1975 who he did not know, had never met, an hour-long interview to support The Woodlands Oral History Project.
I was told by someone who had been in many meetings with Mr. Mitchell that, “Wherever the meeting, whoever was there George was always the smartest man in the room”.
It is difficult to conceive how one person could accomplish so much, so well in so many areas and with such modesty and grace. Hamlet said it best, “He was a man. Take him for all in all. We shall not look upon his like again”.
We extend our sincere condolences to The Mitchell Family and all those saddened by this loss.
Thank you for the vision and development of The Woodlands!
It is so lovely here ...Amazing!
Thank you Mitchell Family for sharing George with us. He did so many GREAT things for Galveston. We are all grateful for having known him. Mardi Gras isn't going to be the same without him.
The Mitchell Foundation has helped the University of North Carolina Wilmington create a scholarship through the legacy of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell and their generous children. On behalf of the chancellor and all of us at UNCW, thank you for the deep philanthropic spirit that will carry on to help others!
Houston and Galveston lost a lion!
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.
What a man! What a life, What a legacy!
May the comfort of God sustain the entire Mitchell Family during this difficult time.
I loved working at Pirate's Beach and visiting with George. He would come to the sales office with crab traps on top of his caddy and give us pep talks. Galveston and Texas has lost a great son. Deepest sympathy to his family
MY FIRST JOB OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AT AGE 17 WAS AT "CHRISTIE, MITCHELL AND MITCHELL" THERE WERE 35 EMPLOYEES AT THAT TIME. I HAD THE HONOR TO WORK FOR THE COMPANY FOR 10 YEARS. I MET MY HUSBAND THERE. WHAT A FANTASTIC WAY TO START A CAREER. I LEFT THE COMPANY TO BECOME A FULL TIME MOM. THE MITCHELL FAMILY ARE PRECIOUS PEOPLE. I USED TO BABY SIT GRAND-DADDY MITHCELL WHEN CHRISTIE MITCHELL WOULD BRING HIM TO SEE JOHNNY AND GEORGE. WHAT PRECIOUS MEMORIES I HAVE OF THAT TIME IN MY LIFE. WHAT AN EXAMPLE WE HAD TO FOLLOW, OUR LEADERS WERE THE ULTIMATE, NOT ONLY AS EMPLOYERS, BUT FATHERS WITH STRONG FAMILY VALUES, AND JUST GOOD PEOPLE. MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 54 YEARS AND RETURNED TO THE GALVEZ HOTEL FOR OUR 50TH. WE ARE SAD THAT WE MISSED GEORGE BY AN HOUR THAT DAY. THANK YOU GEORGE MITCHELL FOR THE INFLUENCE YOU HAD ON OUR LIVES. I WAS THINKING ABOUT SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT WORKED THERE: BENNETT YOUNG, JOYCE GAY, PEGGY LEWIS, JIM HARRISON, OSCAR BRUMMETT, WONDERFUL PEOPLE. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. COOKIE (WOODS) AND GEORGE POE
My deepest sympathy to the entire Mitchell family on the loss of their loved one. I did not know Mr. Mitchell but from what I have read in recent days about him,(the obit was awesome) Texas has truly lost a "Great Man", with all his wealth he never forgot his humble beginnings and set such a great example of how we should live our lives, helping those in need and giving back to the community. This world is certainly a better place for having George Mitchell pass through it and will be for many generations to come. May his soul rest in peace in God's loving care and he enjoy his heavenly reward he so richly deserves. God Bless and Thank You, Mr. Mitchell!
Mr. Mitchell is deserving of our admiration for his vision, design, and implementation of The Woodlands. As Woodlands residents since 1981, we are the beneficiaries of his genius. Many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell for their contributions to Texas and the world. Our sincere condolences to the Mitchell family and loved ones.
My heart goes out to Mr. Mitchell's family and my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am truly blessed to have known and worked for Mr. Mitchell. Upon arriving in Houston in 1981, fresh out of college and looking to start my career, a friend told me of Mr. Mitchell and his "new" Woodlands community. He sounded like a man I could trust and believe in. Mr. Mitchell gave me my first job and I worked for him and his Mitchell Energy "family" for the next 22 years, until the sale of MEDC to Devon. I will always be grateful to Mr. Mitchell for that opportunity. He was a man I greatly admired for his unrelenting determination and for the visionary he was. His foresight was incredible and his ability to make his visions and dreams come true still amaze me today. He will be truly missed. What a great and wonderful man!
My condolences to the Mitchell Family, and a special message to Sheridan. Mrs. Lorenz, I was the Limo Driver who took you and your parents to the 30th Anniversary Gala for the Woodlands honoring your parents. It was a real pleasure to get to meet you and Mother and Father. Let me just say that I'm sure that if you look up at the stars at night he will definitely be looking down at you and the other family members. He was truly a great person for our community and our world. We will all miss him. Sincerely, Dale R. Miller
The obituary is a beautiful, heartfelt story of a special human being. I never met him, but I feel like I know him. I am only one of the thousands of fellow Aggies who know his name and his legend, but I am proud to be associated with him in even such a small, distant way. My condolences to the family, having lost my own father last week, I truly feel your pain. I pray you soon find the comfort that comes from knowing his life was so magnificently lived, and you are blessed to be part of his legacy.
What a great man who had vision that continues to benefit Houston and citizens throughout the world! Like Texas, he was bigger than life, thought big, and made big things happen. Truly an inspiration to all.
The first time I met Mr. Mitchell I was coming out of The Tremont House after applying for a job. The doorman was helping some else & I saw this older man & woman getting out of an old yellow Cadillac. So I held the door for them and the man said "thank you young fella" are you our new doorman. I had no idea who he was but I said "no, I did just fill out an application but I haven't been interviewed yet". He stuck out his hand & said my name is George Mitchell & this is my wife. I still did not know who was. He then said "why don't go back in side and have a talk about you coming to work here". I said thank you so much, do you know the manager? He chuckled a little and said "I have a little influence on the hiring that he does". Guess who was starting their new job at the Tremont House. This guy was. I worked there until I left for the Army. Such a kind & humble man. It was my honor & pleasure to have known him. Thank you Mr. & Mrs Mitchell for your kindness & generosity. May the lord keep & bless you both!
Mr. Mitchell was Galveston. He did so many wonderful things for the Island. I have fond memories of seeing him at the Tremont listening to Oma play the piano. A part of Galveston has died. He will be truly missed.
Thank you Mr. Mitchell for the summer roustabout work and bunk at the south Houston Blue Ridge lease without which I could not have returned to UT in 1962.
To the Mitchell family, my condolences on the passing of this good man.
To the Mitchell Family: Your Dad has been a heroic figure in my life. And I don't exaggerate. There've only been two: Francis Coppola, and George Mitchell. Everything about what he accomplished, and even moreso, what he dared to do, has been very inspirational to me. My curiosity started way back at UT Austin when Kirk spoke of a “Limits To Growth” conference, and I dug deeper to understand what exactly that was. I am so glad that I got the chance to chat with him 5 or more years ago in Galveston, when Kirk invited me to interview him, saying "here's your window”. I immediately flew into Houston then drove to Galveston with a small video camera in hand. Watching his routine from easy chit chat at Kroger's, to then accompanying him to his weekly meeting, then seeing him check out the status at one of his hotels, I saw a man who could mix with anyone at all, and see & extract value there.
Your dad was a great man, and he raised some super bright children, inculcating early habits like reading the NEWS in the newspaper in the morning at breakfast. Those habits paid off in all of you I have known, because I'm quite sure that your awareness of the world pulsing around you influenced the wide diversity of career industries each of you chose. I'm lucky to have met him.
George Mitchell was truly a great American with a vision that will benefit all of mankind for generations.
What a wonderful man and an incredible legacy that he and Mrs. Mitchell leave behind. I knew him as a child as the neighbor across the street who was always cheerful and kind. I send my thoughts and prayers to all the Mitchell Family. Mimi Topper Stinson
So blessed to have known him. He was a real Icon in all ways. It is with deepest regrets that I mourn his passing.
Cecil and Karen Parker send our sincere condolences.
One so accomplished and blessed, who was truly a self-made man, of course with Mrs. Mitchell's as his partner. Both such incredible people, who were so unpretentious. I worked for MEDC in the early 80's and I so remember that yellow shirt and brown tie (squared off across the bottom) with the orange stripes. That and the fact that as other officers of the company updated their cars, he stayed with that 1979 Caddy...... He stayed such a normal person to all. May the blessings of God stay with that whole family.
America, Texas and Galveston is a better place because of George Mitchell.
He will surely be missed.
God Bless the Mitchell Family. He and his brothers (especially Christie) were well known in Galveston when I grew up there in the 50's and 60's. Christie owned a fun place on the east beach called "Christie's". They had food, live music, showers for the beach goers and always lots of fun. Christie was always seen there with his customers having a good time. Often George was there as well. They were wonderful and generous people. I have such fond memories of them both. Rest in Peace Mr.Mitchell. Say hello to Johnny, Christie and Mrs. Cynthia as well.
Such an (awesome) being in the midst of those whom dwelt or dwell in the Woodlands of Texas. I agree, what a giant of a man through His works. And, so America has pumping wells of gas & oil by fracking, we have provision. Some gur'ipe while others rejoice...go..figure. "Lol." However this man did what he knew to do. May he rest in peace, now. And, may his families carry on his well known for (generosities) on behalf of his calling. Everyone has one but his is well spoken of right into the moment of eternity. "May God Bless," those whom seek Him in their time of need.
An original "BOI" --Born on Island---which he loved with all his Heart. My brothers and I have known Mr. Mitchell for tha past 45 years. He was a warm, loving and caring Man. He and his brothers were one of a kind. Mr. Mitchell and his brothers (Christie and Johnny) will be missed but never forgotten. My prayers are with the Mitchell family.
To a great man, great American, great Texan, warm and lovely man. We all here in The Woodlands and whomever was touched by Mr. Mitchell say thank you. Our sympathy to his family and his millions of friends. Bill and Nancy Kennedy, The Woodlands since 1977.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
My sympathy goes out to the Michell family. I worked for over 20 years at MEC and always loved every minute,of how approchable Mr. M was.
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Roy and I worked for him for many years. He was a very kind man and always greeted us warmly wherever we met. God bless your family.
Condolences to the Mitchell family for their loss. Mr. Mitchell was an old friend of my grandfather, O.W. Hill, when grandpa was working with George in the early years. Sorry for the loss of a true giant and leader in the Houston Galveston area for so many decades.
Mr. Mitchell was a kind, modest and brilliant man who led an exceptional life. He was a visionary whose economic and philanthropic achievements helped dramatically improve the quality of life in our community and in our nation. His legacy includes contributions that will be felt for generations in fields such as education and environmental sustainability. Our family had the greatest affection for and admiration of Mr. Mitchell and our love and sympathy goes out to each member of his family.
May God give comfort and peace.
Goodbye Mr. Mitchell. It was wonderful working with and for you.
John and Linda Connor
Mr. Mitchell, because of who he became, affected the lives of SO.....MANY....and so many of us have lived a 'lifetime' under the Mitchell 'umbrella' called The Woodlands. Mr. Mitchell, sir......you changed the coarse of our family because of your vision....and for that, will affect our family for generations. A 'heart felt'--Thank you sir....
I worked for George and was amazed over and over at his goodness, kindness and humility. He was a great man. I feel so honored to have known him.
We'll miss you !
My sincere sympathy to the family. George and my father, Bob Kamrath, were good friends. They loved playing tennis, as well as hunting and fishing with the guys. Daddy thought so much of him.
Shirley and Cabell Brand say good bye to one of oue lef's best friends
Sending much love and peace to GPM family. He was an amazing man regardless the case.
We spent our 2012 Christmas dinner at the San Luis. Of course, lovely as always...so many memories of George, Cynthia, Johnny and Allie and families remain with us......Certainly we love and cherish our visits to everything known to man he and his family have done and refurbished for/on Galveston Island. In December 2012 I had great visit with Elana/owner of the Kite Shop on the seawall. Her father visited weekly with George and friends. This did our hearts good. I am happy to know GPM spent his last days at the Tremont. Pure beauty. Bless his sweet heart. Each member of his family remain in our hearts and our prayers.
God bless. Grace and Peace.
Donna Schielack and family La Grange Texas
So sorry for this loss. My last encounter with Mr. Mitchell was in Galveston this year at Mardi Gras in Galveston. He hosted a wonderful Texas themed party. He sat at our table and said" this is a hell of a party". He thoroughly enjoyed himself as well as my husband and I enjoyed him
May he rest in peace. My prayers, deepest sympathy and sincere condolences go out to his family and all who knew and loved this great man.
I wish I could have known Mr. Mitchell and had the opportunity to personally express to him my gratitude for all of his innovative work in the oil & gas industry in Texas and elsewhere. Not just for my own pennies from Heaven, but for everything from which our whole country has now greatly benefitted.
God willing and the wells keep pumping. And thank you, George P. Mitchell.
My heart goes out to George Mitchell's family. Please find comfort in Eccl 9:5 where we read that our loved ones who have died are peacefully asleep.
I offer my sincere condolences to the family of this wonderful man. I had the privilege to know and work for Mr. Mitchell years ago when The Woodlands was only a vision. Mr. Mitchell was the most brilliant, genuine and compassionate person that I have ever known. To my life he has been a positive influence and a true inspiration. I shall forever remember him and hold him with utmost respect.
May God Bless
Mr. Mitchell did alot for Galvesotn, in ways big and small. In the early 80s, he hoasted a party for Galveston's Ball High School alumni. My father, born in 1915, attended with me and my mother. It was wonderful, and Mr. Mitchell was very gracious. You were a great man, Mr. Mitchell.
George Mitchell was a living legend in the Texas oil fields for nearly 70 years and he personally probably did more to innovate the production of oil and gas than any other living Texan before his death. Mr. Mitchell was also a tremendous humanitarian and a courteous gentleman, to boot. In my only encounter with him many years ago in an office building lobby, he surprised me with his immediate familiarity with my family business and activities. A nicer oil tycoon one cannot imagine. With deep sympathy and condolences to Greg, Sheridan, Kirk and the entire Mitchell family and their many friends, associates and supporters.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
My sincere condolences to the family of GPM, with whom I had the pleasure of working -thru Bill Wells and Gene Sparkman- during the 80's and 90's on digitizing and enhancing old seismic paper records; little did I know it was for fracking. Any time I ran into GPM in the elevator, he always asked "Are my boys treating you well?"
What a great man he was,George P Mitchell!!!
May the God who gives peace be with you all in this time of sorrow. Rom.15:33.
Everyone is praying for the Mitchell family. God will help during this time.
I would like to offer my condolences to the Mitchell family. May you be comforted by fond memories and many prayers. Phillipians 4:6,7
He was a kind and generous gentleman.
Please accept my sympathy for your loss. May all be comforted by the wonderful promise: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away"
I never knew him personally, but did kow some of the family. Inspiring story --- good family. I lived in Houston until 5 years ago....miss Texas and special friends.
I worked for Mr.GM He was a good man I remember what he said when I got to know him He said Lear as much as you can then make as much as you can. and never forget its not how you lived your life its about the journey, be somebody, that is all you will have at the END Thank You Mr,G,M ....Joe Guillen. (Houston).
My condolences on the loss of such a wonderful man.
Our prayers for your family. I fondly remember fishing off Galveston with George and my father, Rush Record, many years ago. I also remember our two families attending St. Francis.
in God's care rest in peace
What an amazing and giving man. He has done so much for so many. He will be remembered for many years to come as his legacy lives on. May your family find peace and comfort at this time.
Please accept my condolence.May the family have peace and comfort from the one who gives it freely.Happy are those who mourn,since they will be comforted...matt.5:4...~~~
I worked for George over 50 years ago at Christie, Mitchell & Mitchell. He & Cynthia were just building a new home off Memorial lot of glass & steel.. so long ago yet like yesterday! I was very young, had a sick baby, starting a new job & no insurance..George saw to that the bill at Texas Children's was paid in full, without me even knowing about it. He was a fine, fine man, always a giver!
So sorry for your loss, our prayers to all the family.
We moved here from New York in 1976 to the Woodlands area, we were facinated by the master plan of "The Woodlands", enclosed in glass on display at the Woodlands Warf by the ice skating rink, on occation I would bump into the very modest George Mitchell coming out of the bank. A very pleasant man with an amazing gift and vision !
My prayers and condolences to your loved ones. You were kind to me when I was a tiny girl and my parents, J. Scott and LouCille Scoggins adored you.
In the "twinkling of an eye" we shall all be reunited with you in God's Paradise. Tracy Scoggins
I am sorry to hear of the family's loss. Please accept my condolences.
As he did many, he took time with me when I know he had so many other very important things to do. He will be a part of my Special Houston Memories God Bless this Great Man.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
I was lucky enough to be associated with Mr. Mitchell when I was the GM of the San Luis in Galveston. I had lunch with GPM as part of his lunch routine evey Saturday for nearly eight years in Galveston. What an experience! My favorite story about Mr. Mitchell was when he instructed me to book entertainment for the Maximillian Ball at the San Luis during one of the earlier Mardi Gras events in Galveston. I booked the Four Tops and when I told Mr. Mitchell their fee...he paused and asked...How much for Two Tops? A great man who I will always remember fondly.