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Marjorie H. Mitchell


1939 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Marjorie H. Mitchell Obituary
Mitchell, Marjorie H. SAN DIEGO -- Marjorie H. Mitchell died peacefully at her home on July 6, 2014. She was 92 and had been in declining health for four years. Marjorie was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Hunt. Her father died in 1939. She moved to San Diego with her mother, Irene, in 1940. She earned a BA degree at San Diego State University. Marjorie, along with her late husband, Richard C. Mitchell owned and operated Merkley-Mitchell Mortuary in Hillcrest, Beardsley-Mitchell Funeral Home in Ocean Beach, and Pinkham- Mitchell Mortuary in Imperial Beach. Marjorie was an active volunteer in many philanthropic organizations. In February 1998, she received the "Women of Dedication" award by the Salvation Army. She was a member of the following: The Thursday Club, Social Service Auxiliary, San Diego Lions Club, Honorary member of the Executives' Association, Circle Member San Diego Zoo, LUV St. Paul's Senior Homes, Mercy Hospital Foundation, ICF Branch #246, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Voices for children, Children's Action League. She was a passionate patron of the arts. She is survived by her son Arthur Mitchell (Nati), daughter Victoria Nilsen (Ted), and grandson Richard Mitchell. Visitation Monday, July 14, 4-8 p.m., with Vigil Service 6:30 p.m., at North Chapel-Liberty Station. Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 15, 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4080 Hawk St., San Diego. Entombment to follow at Cypress View Mausoleum, 3953 Imperial Ave., San Diego. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, San Diego Zoo, or the Timken Museum of Art. Legacy Funeral and Cremation Care, (619-337-1400)
Published in U-T San Diego on July 13, 2014
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