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Obituary: Mitchel, Helen J.

Sun., Dec. 9, 2012

Age 88


Our precious mother, Helen J.

(Young) Mitchel left us to join our father December 5, 2012.

She was born February 6, 1924 in Spokane, Washington, and was the fifth child of six, born to Margaret and Eugene Young.

Helen was raised in Dalkena until the age of 10, when her mother, sister Ruth and she moved to Spokane.

It was a year later that her brothers moved from the farm and joined them.

She went to Regal grade school and then on to Rogers High School, graduating January 1942.

She went to work at the saw mill until she started nurses training at Sacred Heart Hospital in 1944.

Helen met and married Clarence (Mitch) Mitchel in April of 1947.

They had three daughters and she had the privilege of being a stay at home mom.

She was dedicated to her family and will be deeply missed.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 48 Ă‚Ë?

years; her sister Dorothy; and brother, Earl.

She is survived by her sister and best friend, Ruth Cummings; brothers, Bob and Jim Young; her three daughters, Molly (Gary) Pearson, Sally (John) Gregerson, and Patty (Terry) Cameron, seven grandchildren and their spouses and 15 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Thank you so much to Hospice of Spokane, your team has been wonderful.

A Celebration of Life will be held beginning at 4:00PM on Friday, December 14, 2012 at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME 4305 N DIVISION SPOKANE, WA.

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