Obituary: Joan M. Mitchell |

Obituary: Joan M. Mitchell

Joan M. Mitchell, age 86, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at her home in Truckee, California. She was born Joan Winifred Morin on May 17, 1923, in Vallejo, California.

Joan loved nature and camping with her children and husband. She loved her rescue dog, Maggie. Joan was fortunate to have lived in two of her favorite places and#8212; near the ocean and in the mountains. Her career as a teacher was a source of joy to her. In the last weeks of Joanand#8217;s life all her children were blessed to be able to spend time caring for her.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband Charles (Harry) Mitchell and infant son John Charles (Johnny Chuck).

She is survived by her children Robert Mitchell and his wife Bea Armendariz; Kathy Mitchell and partner Jody Ahlstedt; Peggy Wallace and her husband Steve; Betty Mater and her husband Marc. Grandchildren: Nathaniel and Louis Mayer; Felicia and Crystal Mitchell; Peter and Jennifer Call; and great-grandson Noah Call.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Friday April 2, 2010, 11 a.m. at Truckee-Tahoe Mortuary, 10126 Church Street, Truckee, CA 96161.