Georgia Grace Mitchell "Nan" July 1, 1927 - May 4, 2012 Georgia Grace Mitchell, age 84, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, May 4, 2012. Born July 1, 1927 in Bakersfield, California, she graduated from East Bakersfield High School. In the early 70's Georgia and husband Jerry Moved to Corona and ran a quarter horse ranch and it was a great gathering place for their growing family. Georgia returned to Bakersfield in 1984 and enjoyed an active life with many years of tennis and endless hours of crossword puzzles. Georgia supported her home town by volunteering with numerous charity organizations. For years a well known family fact was that no phone calls were received during Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Her greatest joy was time spent with her seven grandchildren; playing tile rummy, dressing up for tea parties and attending their games and performances as their biggest fan. Georgia appreciated that her two loving children raised each of their kids to believe they were an only child. A day with Nan was always unique and a life long memory for both. Survivors include daughter Kathy McJunkin and husband Dirk, son Jay Mitchell and wife Paula, both of Bakersfield, seven grandkids; Bryan (Pyeatt) Taylor, Brandon (Serena) Taylor, Kimber (Mike) McCarn, Jared (Amy) Mitchell, Jake Mitchell, Joe Mitchell and Kelsey McJunkin. Georgia was blessed with nine great-grandkids; Jaden, Makena, Reagan, Mitchell, Christian, Quinn, Hunter, Skylar and Lucas; her niece Geraldine and Pete Rodriguez, nephew Doug and Valerie Anglen and niece Susan Bowman all of Bakersfield. Georgia was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Mitchell, her bother-in-law Bill Anglen and her best friend and sister Norma Anglen. She will be missed by her family that cherished her everlasting love and support and the many caring friends who shared her life. Private services will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park & Cemetery. The family would like to thank Alternative Care for the wonderful care they provided especially; Christina, April, and Lena and to her daily visits from a very special pill lady, Irene. The family would ask that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to California Living Museum (CALM) or Bakersfield Assistance League "Operation School Bell" in Georgia's name. www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on May 18, 2012