Obituary: Larry Joseph Mitchell Nov. 11, 1936 – Feb. 25, 2015

LARRY JOSEPH MITCHELL Nov. 11, 1936 – Feb. 25, 2015

Larry Joseph Mitchell, 78, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at his home in Los Lunas, NM.

He was born the youngest of five in Kilgore, Texas on November 11, 1936 to Jesse Coleman Mitchell and Chloe Etta (Patillo) Mitchell. Larry was a quiet man who was willing to help with thoughtful logical advice at any time. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and photography.

Larry lived most of his life in New Mexico, where he worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 26 years. Prior to working at LANL, he worked for the Albuquerque Police Department and A.C.F. Industries in Albuquerque. After retiring, Larry accomplished his goal of learning to fly and obtained his private pilot’s license.

He is survived by his son, John Mitchell, of Los Alamos, NM; his daughter, Debbie Mitchell, of Alice Springs, Australia; his grandson, Lincoln Via, of Alice Springs, Australia, and his granddaughter, Cheyenne Via, of Alice Springs, Australia. Larry is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Louise; his brothers, John W. (Wesley), Jesse W. (Woodrow), and his sisters, Francis (Charlene) and Luella L. (LaFerne). He will be sorely missed.

A Graveside service with be held Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE.