Donald (Don) Edwin Mitchell, 81, passed away on Sept. 21, 2019, after a battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.
Don was born in Altadena, on June 15, 1938. He and his family moved to Yucaipa in 1943.
As a young man Don was a farmer. He raised cows, chickens and hogs. He loved farming. Don also served in the United States Army. He married his childhood sweetheart Suzanne Raine on Nov. 8, 1958, in Yucaipa. Don helped raise his four children. From the very beginning, he dedicated his children and his family to God.
Don worked in the aviation industry with the Rohr Corporation, and Lockheed Martin. Don was kind and outgoing. He loved visiting with his friends before church each Sunday morning. He is dearly missed by his loved ones, who celebrate the fact that he is at peace with his creator.
Don is survived by his wife of 60 years, four children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Don will be buried at Riverside National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held on Oct. 2, at 1 p.m. in the Social Hall of New Life Fellowship Church, 940 Second St., Calimesa.