Dennis Lee Mitchell


Dennis Lee Mitchell of Lorane, Oregon passed away December 16th, 2017 in Eugene Oregon from age related causes. Dennis was born on December 19, 1931 in Stayton, Oregon to Charles B. & Lucille Addison Mitchell. He met his future wife Lorena Evelyn Tew while attending Lorane High School in 1948.   They were married on August 25, 1950.   Dennis graduated from Lorane High School in 1949 and then attended Oregon State University for one year before returning to Lorane to marry his high school sweetheart, Lorena. He always enjoyed playing poker and was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to fish and hunt. He worked with his Father at Chas B. Mitchell & Son Logging before starting and operating Mitchell & Sons Logging. He and Lorena also ranched in Lorane for many years. He volunteered on the Crow Applegate Lorane School board for 15 years, was an active member of the Associated Oregon Loggers where he was named Oregon Logger of the Year in 2002, and was a member of the Eagles on the Green where he and Lorena danced regularly until it closed. In addition to his wife of 67 years, Lorena, Dennis is survived by his 4 children, Robert (Emily) Mitchell of Lorane, Oregon, Debra Mitchell of Anchorage, Alaska, Lloyd Mitchell (Peggy Tindall) of Lorane, Oregon, and Carol Mitchell Reeves (Jim) of Cottage Grove, Oregon, brothers, Gary (Dee) Mitchell and Russ (Linda) Mitchell. Grandchildren include, Cory Mitchell, Callie (Glen) Stern, Cody Mitchell, Jeffrey Tindall, and Jesse Tindall.   He was preceded in death by grandson, Jacob Cunningham Mitchell. A private family burial with be at the Lorane IOOF Cemetery and Celebration of Life will be held at Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Child Evangelism, 834 Monroe St, Eugene, OR 97402.

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