Marlys Jean Mitchell, an Oakhurst resident since 2001, died Dec. 13, 2013, at the age of 73.
Born in Pipestone, Minn. at March 6, 1940, she married Marlo in Sioux City on August 16, 1959. The family relocated to Southern California in 1968, and later to the Mountain Area in 2001.
What she loved doing most was spending time with family and friends.
Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her husband of 54 years, Marlo; by her half-sister Janice Gilbert; her son Marlon and wife, Cindy of Chatsworth; her daughter, Marsi and husband Glenn Bennik of Oakhurst; and grandchild, Brandon Bennik.
Memorial services were held on Dec. 20 at Oakhill Cemetery. Donations can be made in her name to the Methodist Church on Crane Valley Road (426).