Obituary of Anna M. Payton
Gary Samuel Mitchell passed away surrounded by his siblings at his sister’s home where he resided in Grass Valley, CA on May 14, 2016. He was 63.
He was born July 19, 1952 at Jones Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley, CA to parents Glen and Nelda. Gary was born and raised in Grass Valley; he attended Hennessy Elementary School, Empire Jr. High School and Nevada Union H.S. After attending Sierra College and graduating from U.C. Riverside, he taught at Yuba City High School and also became a general contractor. His most recent honor was being accepted into the N.U. Athletic Hall of Fame on April 2, 2016. Gary owned Gary Mitchell Construction. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf.
Gary is survived by his son Glen (Heidi) Mitchell; daughters Kelilu (Ken) Mitchell-Kirby, Morgan Mitchell, Taylor Mitchell; siblings Lennie Mitchell, Terry Mitchell Ferguson, Dolli Honey, Rick Honey; ex-wife Patricia Mitchell; estranged wife Cherece Mitchell; grandchildren Gavin, Coleman, Tyler, Sequoya, Kingdon and Caydence.
He was preceded in death by father, mother and grandparents.
Gary was so appreciative of his friends and family who supported him through his trials and tribulations. Please join in his Celebration of Life Service with a potluck reception to follow, at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5 at The Schrammsberg Estate, 242 Gold Flat Road, Nevada City, CA.
Memorial Contributions may be sent to Hospice of the Foothills, Cancer Aid Thrift or Freed.
Arrangements are under the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.
Penn Valley resident Anna Maude Payton passed away on May 17, 2016, in the care of family, Hospice of the Foothills, and the marvelous staff at Cascades of Grass Valley, where she lived since early 2014. She was 98.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., June 4, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Penn Valley, led by Pastor Dave of the Penn Valley Community Church.
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