Lucille Gale Mitchell

Monday, February 6, 2012

Lucille Gale Mitchell, 88, of Boise (formerly Glenns Ferry), passed away peacefully Feb. 2, 2012, following a courageous battle with ALS.

A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 at the Glenns Ferry VFW Hall, and burial will follow at Glenn Rest Cemetery in Glenns Ferry.

One of 10 children, Lucille was born Aug. 9, 1923, in Nampa to Joseph and Anna Janousek. She is preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, three sisters and one grandson.

She married V.O. Freeman on Jan. 16, 1938. She was widowed June 30, 1958. Lucille later married Clifford Mitchell on Dec. 16, 1960. They recently celebrated 51 years of marriage.

Lucille enjoyed bowling, ceramics, crocheting and card club with life-long friends. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, and early jobs included driving school bus in Glenns Ferry and working as a cashier in the Merc. Volunteer activities included many years spent placing flowers for Memorial Day.

She had an adventurous spirit, wicked sense of humor and loved to travel. Travel abroad included Europe and the Caribbean. More recently, she and Cliff spent time traveling to Jackpot, Nev. -- a favorite destination. She is described as a good Mom, family and community historian and true Matriarch.

Lucille is survived by her husband, Clifford W. Mitchell, her brother Clarance Janousek, two sons Lawren and Wilton Freeman and daughter Marilyn Jackson as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A special thank you to the staff at Valley View Assisted Living, Guardian Hospice and the many friends and family members.