OBITUARY

Gary Campbell Mitchell

March 17, 1952March 21, 2018
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GARY CAMPBELL MITCHELL March 17, 1952 - March 21, 2018 Gary was born to Gordon and Juanita Mitchell in Seattle, WA and raised in Kennydale, Renton, Washington. He graduated from Hazen High School in 1970 and graduated from the University of Washington in 1974 with a B.A. in Business. Upon graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy both active duty and reserve for over 20 years as a staff mine warfare officer and retired in 1996 as a Captain. Gary also worked for Boeing for 35 years as a manufacturing engineer on the 737 and 777. Gary was an avid skier and a volunteer for the National Ski Patrol from 1992 to 2012. He loved to be on the open road with his Harley Davidson, wife and friends. They traveled together across the Pacific Northwest, Wyoming, Nevada and South Dakota. Gary had an infectious smile and a caring and giving heart. He was a devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Terry Mitchell; son, Stuart Mitchell; daughter, Allison Northrop; and sister, Patty Kelleher. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust (www.dav.org).

Services

  • Viewing & Visitation Wednesday, March 28, 2018
  • Shelter Committal Service Thursday, March 29, 2018
  • Celebration of Gary's Life Thursday, March 29, 2018
REMEMBERING

Gary Campbell Mitchell

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donna zumoto

March 29, 2018

My deepest sympathy to Gary's family. I worked with Gary for many years and he always had my back. As I went thru my usual panic, he was there to tell me it was all okay. He'll take care of it. And he did. He was a very calm, humble, superhero. I always enjoyed hearing him talk about his upcoming Sturgis and Vegas outings. I don't think he always told us what happened there..but he had a good time. I remember going out to one of our group holiday lunches at a buffet. I was treating. Gary was first and told the cashier that he should get the senior rate. The cashier asked me how many of the group got the senior rate. Gary answered for me, "all of us". I think Sarah was in her twenties at the time. I just a "little" older. The cashier smiled and rang us all up as "seniors". I remember having that half happy half mortified feeling but its funny to think about it now and, he DID save me a bunch of money! Gary, I miss you so! Thanks for all the smiles and laughs!

Sue Hagbrandt

March 29, 2018

I liked Gary the first time that I met him; he rolled with the punches. I liked him even more once I met Terry. The two of them had something very special.
Gary and shared a birth date; March 17th will be a little lonelier from now on.
Peace to my friend.

Kara Mitchell

March 28, 2018

From the first day I met him (and took his side regarding Stuart's chores), I knew I was going to like Gary. He was the best father in law I could have ever asked for.

Terry Mitchell

March 28, 2018

The first time I saw Gary he could not find the front door to our duplex, so he climbed the fence. I laughed and always remembered that moment. He was the best brother-in-law and I'll think about him always.

Aunt Margaret

Yeside Olaniyan

March 28, 2018

Am truly at a loss for word, will miss your smile and expertise at work. May our prayers for the family bring comfort to all at this time.

Ann Levin

March 27, 2018

I am so sorry for the family's loss. I worked at Boeing with Gary for at least 15 years. While I never did meet him in person, as I work for Interiors in Everett, I was always happy when his name showed up as the person I needed to contact for 737 Interior issues. He was wicked smart, had a great sense of humor and incredible work ethic and attitude. I will miss him a lot.

Allison Northrop

March 26, 2018

He was the best dad a girl could ask for. My dad acted like a tough guy; especially when I was younger. But as I got older, I was able to see the softer, kinder side of my dad that he always had but as a child, I overlooked. We will miss his smile, laughter and warm hugs.

“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
-Winnie the Pooh

Terry Mitchell

March 26, 2018

I will miss my best friend and life partner. He was a devoted husband, father, son and friend to many. Your loving wife Terry.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY