Gloria S Mitchell, 82, went to be with our Lord on Friday, January 11, 2019.
She was preceded in death by her parents Antonio Sanchez and Adelina Duran, her brothers; Alfred, Felix, Johnny and Rudy Sanchez and sisters; Gloria and Elisa Sanchez.
She is survived by her sisters; Carmen Chavez (Jose Chavez) and Shirley Boettger,her daughter Darlene Alvarado, sons; Ken Mitchell (Jill) Jerry Mitchell (Jen Dunham) Jeffrey Mitchell (Victoria Hermosilla), grandchildren; Brianne Alvarado, Victoria Alvarado, Heather Nath (Mike), Michael Mitchell, Brian Mitchell (Kelsey), Crystal Williams, Gerald Mitchell (Mariana), Matthew Mitchell, Melissa Mitchell, Jordyn Mitchell and mother of grandchildren, Corine Williams. She is also survived by ten great grandchildren, who brought her new joy in life; Dominick Finnearty, Alexis and Andres Montalvo, Annalise Herrera, Aiden and Zooey Mitchell, Leonidas, Teagan, Peyton and Joelle Mitchell.
Gloria worked as a waitress for Mountain View Officer’s Club for 42 years, which she dearly loved. Her words of wisdom; if you feel good, work, if you feel bad, work and you’ll soon forget why you felt bad. After 42 years of service she received a service pin to which she replied; “This pin and $3.00 will buy me a beer”. Friends who knew her described her as a jokester who liked to make people happy. She loved being around family and friends, laughing, teasing and having a great time. In the last few years of her life, after winning her battle with breast cancer, and losing most of her sight, she still enjoyed meeting new people at her favorite spot, the casino. If not at the casino, Gloria could always be found at home, sitting in her favorite seat watching old game shows and of course her Dallas Cowboys. Her door was always open to family and friends to sit and enjoy a beer, food and good conversation.
Gloria will be dearly missed by her family, friends and those who were lucky to have met her. May she rest in peace in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Gloria's Life Celebration will begin with a Visitation on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM.at Salazar Mortuary. Rosary will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 8:15 AM at St. Josephs with Lee Romero praying the Rosary. Mass will follow at 9:00 AM with Father Bill officiating. Burial will be held at Mount Calvary Cemetery following the Mass. A reception will be at Gloria's house (315 61st. Street NW) following all the services.
Pallbearers will be Gerald Mitchell, Matthew Mitchell, Michael Mitchell, Mike Nath, Felix Chavez and Steven Boettger.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Mitchell, Jose Chavez and Tommy Degrano.