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1939 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
MERLE MITCHELL Merle A. Mitchell, known as "Mitch," passed away peacefully January 16, 2018, at Homestead Assisted Living, in Boulder City. He was born July 31, 1939, in Clinton, Oklahoma, to A. U. and Verna Mitchell. They settled in Fullerton, California during World War II, where Merle grew up. He graduated from Fullerton High School in 1957 and promptly joined the U.S. Marine Corps. While serving in Okinawa, he was a member of the Marine Corps boxing team and was honorably discharged after four years of service. Merle was a true "Renaissance Man." He returned to Orange County and worked for Standard Oil as a rig mechanic on and off shore, owned bars and became successful in the swimming pool/spa service and repair business prior to relocating his business to Boulder City, serving the entire Las Vegas and Henderson area. He loved living in Boulder City and was a true outdoors man. Merle enjoyed tournament bass fishing, hunting throughout Nevada, Arizona, and Utah and driving his VW Baja bug off road. Merle and Hope, his wife, of 21 years, spent a great deal of their retirement years living on their rural ranch near Springfield, Missouri and raised horses. They loved the beauty and laid back life style in Missouri, but eventually returned to their home in Boulder City. Merle is survived by his wife, Hope Mitchell; son, Michael Mitchell of Los Angeles, California; daughter, Kathryn Yateman of Boulder City; brother, Don Mitchell of Fallbrook, California; nephew, Matt Mitchell of San Clemente, California; niece, Lindsay Mitchell Hastert of Winchester, California; and his loyal dogs, Megan and Cody. There will be a private family get together to celebrate his life. Family and friends can sign an online memorial guestbook at www.bouldercityfamilymortuary.com
Published in Boulder City Review on Jan. 25, 2018
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