Thomas G. Mitchell
October 28, 1943 – November 27, 2019
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, Thomas George Mitchell, passed away November 27, 2019 due to cardio respiratory failure. Tom was born October 28, 1943 to George & Selma Mitchell in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the 2nd of 4 children. He attended Onequa Elementary, Jackson Jr. High, and graduated from West High School Class of 62. He married his high school sweetheart, Rae Kellogg in 1963. They have been inseparable from that day forward. Together they raised 2 children and enjoyed 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Tom started working at age 12, delivering newspapers to the Marmalade District. At age 13 he began working for Orson & Penny Beeny at the Poor Boy Cafe were he washed bakery pans and later became a fry cook. At 19, Tom followed in his fathers footsteps and joined the print industry starting with Rocky Mountain Bank Note and retiring 47 years later from IC Group. The friendships he gained from this time of life will never be forgotten.
He had a special love for the outdoors. Tom enjoyed fishing, camping, golfing and patio parties with all his family and friends. If he could be outside, he would. He liked to sit outside with coffee in hand watching the birds and singing a tune. There was never a dull moment when we were all together. He always had a joke in mind and never failed to make you laugh. He looked forward to Wednesday Beer Night with his buddies Brian, Andrew and Jerry, despite not being able to drink. He also was a clean freak. He had the cleanest garage, vehicles and yard. You always knew if you ever used something of his, you better return it to the exact spot and make sure it was clean.
Tom was a good friend to all that knew him.
We are so lucky to have such wonderful family and friends. Thank you all for loving us and taking good care of us.
Tom is survived by his wife Rae, sister Cicely (Merill), son Tom (Chris) and daughter Lisa (Brad). Preceded in death by his parents, brother Roy, and sister Cindy. Services will be held at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary 3401 South Highland Drive, Friday December 6th at 11:00 a.m. Friends and family may call Thursday December 5th 6-8:00 p.m. and Friday 1hour prior to services. To view complete obituary visit www.dignitymemorial.com Til we meet again!
- Rae Mitchell, Wife
- Tom Mitchell (Chris), Son
- Lisa Kooyman (Brad), Daugther
- Tom will be missed by 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
- Kellin MItchell, Pallbearer
- Brennen Mitchell, Pallbearer
- Brandon Manchego, Pallbearer
- Rob McDaniel, Pallbearer
- Andrew Kooyman, Pallbearer
- Luke Kooyman, Pallbearer
- Derick McLam, Pallbearer
- Brad Bonell, Pallbearer
- Tom Mitchell, Honorary Pallbearer
- Kelly Cowlishaw, Honorary Pallbearer
- Gordon Cowlishaw, Honorary Pallbearer
- Dale Robinson, Honorary Pallbearer
- Brad Kooyman, Honorary Pallbearer
- Doug Robinson, Honorary Pallbearer
- Brian Tedesco, Honorary Pallbearer