Herbert Edward Mitchell, of Stonyford, Calif. passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Windsor Chico Creek Rehabilitation Facility in Chico, Calif., after a long battle with health issues related to diabetes.|
Herbert was born in Colusa, California on August 10, 1928 to Ethel Baker and Bert Mitchell. Herbert was a member of the Cortina Rancheria Band of Wintun Indians. Herbert attended Indian Valley Elementary School, and then went on to work as a ranch hand for the Gilman Ranch in Stonyford to help support the family. After several years, he entered into the Armed Forces and served September 1950 -1956. He spent time stationed in Germany before returning home to Stonyford and going to work for the Louisiana-Pacific Logging Corporation, where he worked up until 1982 when the mill closed down.
Herbert was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and also spending time with family.
Herbert is survived by his brother Clyde McDaniel of Stonyford; sisters, Eleanor Bill of Stonyford and Claudina Shockley of Alturas, Calif. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and his many friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Ethel McDaniel, father Bert Mitchell and stepfather Oscar McDaniel, brother, David Mitchell, Sr., sisters, Alphonsine Kirk and Katherine Mitchell.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on January 18, 2014 at the Stonyford Community Center in Stonyford, CA. Interment to follow at the Stonyford Cemetery, where graveside services will be officiated by Bud Langford.
Reception will be held at the Stonyford Community Center immediately following internment.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
Services entrusted to the Neptune Society of No. Ca., Chico Branch.
Published in Willows Journal from Jan. 15 to Jan. 22, 2014