Eloise (Albrecht) Mitchell, 82, a former Baker City resident, died Aug. 28, 2005, after a brief struggle with a blood disorder.
Informal services will take place in September at her daughter Victoria’s home in Martinez, Calif.
Eloise was born Oct. 6, 1922, at Pocatello, Idaho. When she was a young girl her family moved to Baker City. She went to school in Baker City and still has many area friends who will remember her. She was active in band, chorus, and Rainbow Girls. She was active in the First Presbyterian Church. She was proud that she never missed a class reunion until this year.
She met and fell in love with Grant Mitchell. She knew she had chosen her lifetime dancing partner. They married in 1945 and moved to Boise, where they spent their married lives. They owned Mitchell Plumbing.
They had so many wonderful friends and they enjoyed playing pinochle, bowling and golfing with them. They also danced on television as the Star Lighters. Eloise and Grant were active in the Southminster Presbyterian Church. Most of all they loved being together and now they are once again together.
Eloise is survived by her devoted and loving brother, Frank Albrecht of Portland; her daughters, Linda Stiller of Augusta, Ga., and Victoria (Vicky) Oleson of Martinez, Calif.; her grandson, Steven Stiller; her granddaughter, Brenda Glenn; her grandson Peter D. Oleson; and her great-grandsons, Michael, Ritchie and Brady Glenn. She will be missed by her two sons-in-law, Harry Stiller and Peter A. Oleson.
Eloise was and will continue to be a wonderful mother, friend, counselor and role-model to all who knew her. We will miss her and are looking forward to reuniting with her.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 2, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor