Mitchell, Mary L.
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May 3, 1929 - Jun 8, 2014
Born May 3, 1929 to Clifford and Hulda (Carlson) Miller, the 4th of 6 children delivered at home in Omaha, NE. Mary had 4 brothers and one sister, Howard, Verne, Harold, Kenneth, and Bonnie (McEachern). She attended Benson West, Miller Park, and Saratoga elementary schools and graduated from North High School where a friendship with Robert (Bob) Mitchell blossomed into a romance. Bob and Mary were married on August 27, 1949 and they enjoyed 65 years together. They had many lifelong friends with whom they enjoyed dancing, skiing, golf, and having outdoor fun. They enjoyed spending summers with their family and friends at their Hansens Lake cabin. Mary loved to entertain and did so often. Mary attended Omaha University for one year following high school and was proud that she later entered the University of Nebraska, College of Nursing earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1972 and then later in 1978 a Master's of Science in Nursing from UNMC. She loved working as a Public Health Nurse at the Visiting Nurse Association. After completing her Master's Degree she became a Professor of Nursing and taught at Midland Lutheran College for 17 years.
Mary was active in many organizations over the years as a willing volunteer and leader. She was a Member of Sigma Theta Tau, a National Nurse Honor Society, Chi Omega Sorority, Life Member of Mrs. Jaycees of Omaha, Professor Emeritas of Midland Lutheran College, and Daughters of the Nile. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bob and sons, Gregg (Donna), Ken (Ann) and David (Kim) Mitchell; grandchildren, Molly Slater (Scott), Kimberly, Logan, Merrill, and Ryan Mitchell; great grandson Liam Slater.
VISITATION with Family Wednesday 6-8pm at 108th Chapel. MEMORIAL SERVICE 11am Thursday at Lutheran Church of The Master, 2617 S 114th St. Private Family Interment. Memorials to Lutheran Church of The Master or Tangier Shrine Transportation Fund. ROEDER MORTUARY - 108th St. Chapel
2727 North 108th St. 402-496-9000
Roeder Mortuary - 108th Chapel
2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, NE 68164
Published in Omaha World-Herald from June 9 to June 11, 2014