La Grande, Oregon
Lois E. Mitchell, 80, of Redmond and formerly of La Grande, died April 1. A celebration of life will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, La Grande. Committal and burial will follow at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Baker City.
She was born April 21, 1926, to Harold B. and Nancy B. (Luster) Doherty in Baker City. In September 1946 she married Earl “Bob” Mitchell in Baker.
Mrs. Mitchell spent her entire working years in banking, including more than 30 years at First Interstate Bank in La Grande, retiring in 1991.
She was active in the Soroptimists, the Emblem Club #840, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Ladies of the Elks and the La Grande Country Club. She enjoyed playing bridge and gardening.
Before moving to Redmond a year and a half ago to be near family, Mrs. Mitchell lived in La Grande for more than 50 years.
Survivors include her children, Bob Mitchell of Eatonville, Wash., and Janis Montreuil of Redmond; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother and a sister.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending April 7, 2007 Published: April 7, 2007