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Byron "Mitch" Lee Mitchell

Mar 15, 1962 Oct 14, 2020

Byron Lee Mitchell passed away on October 14. 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah, from the effects of cancer. He was born on March 15, 1962, in Palm Springs, California to Earle L. and Betty Mitchell.

He converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the age of 13 and served a mission to Padova, Italy. He loved the Italian people and spoke their language at every opportunity. He was man of devout faith and held many different positions of service in the church. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and worked in various sales capacities during his career.

With a booming voice Byron had a gift for expressing himself and would often say what others were only thinking. He was a talented speaker and felt obliged to share his beliefs of the gospel and often bore witness to the gratitude and love he felt for his savior.

Byron said that one could consider every day a holiday, and every meal a feast. He maintained this optimism and gratitude for life through times of trial and steadfastly overcame a previous bout with cancer 14 years ago and became an advocate for the Livestrong organization.

Byron was an avid BYU football fan and collected sports memorabilia. He also collected coins, paintings and was an aficionado of fine shoes, clothing, crime novels, historical fiction, and musical ballads. Some of Byron’s traditions were dinner and a movie out with the guys, front row seats at Kurt Bestor Christmas concerts, road trips to Palm Springs, or to Idaho to see friends and family.

He is survived by his brothers Marcus and Lonnie Mitchell, and was preceded in death by his brother Scott, and parents Earle and Betty Mitchell.

Byron will be laid to rest with his parents in Palm Springs California.

A memorial celebration for Byron will be organized in the coming spring. For now his wish would be recognition from those who knew him. Please leave comments in the guestbook with a memory, a story of Byron, or how you first met.

Personal Information

Palm Springs, CA US
Cause of Death
Salt Lake City, UT US
Religion and Beliefs
Latter-day Saint
Brigham Young University

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Post Date
Oct 22, 2020
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