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Mary Lou Mitchell

Died: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Age: 82
Mary Louise Mitchell

Aug. 6, 1930 - Nov. 21, 2012

Mary Lou Mitchell died on Nov. 21, 2012, at the age of 82 years in San Diego, Calif.

She was born on Aug. 6, 1930, in Rockville Center, N.Y., and was a graduate of Evanston Township High School, class of 1948. A longtime resident of Chicago’s North Shore and Fontana, Mary Lou proudly enjoyed her adult life as a homemaker caring for her family. She had a great love for music, animals and her family and had recently located to Coronado, Calif.

She will be deeply missed by her four children, Katherine J. Mitchell, David E. Mitchell, Charles T. Mitchell and Mary M. Carlson; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and extended family and friends.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Mitchell.

The family will have a private service. Remembrances may be sent in the memory of Mary Lou Mitchell to Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin, at www.grrow.org/donate/donate-process.

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