Michael Mitchell, age 68, of Grants Pass, died Thursday, October 14, 2010 at Three Rivers Community Hospital.
Services are pending. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Remembrances may be made to Josephine Community Library, PO Box 1684, Grants Pass, Oregon 97528.
Michael was born December 11, 1941 in Palo Alto, California. In 1960 he graduated from Poly High School in Long Beach, California and served for four years in the United States Marine Corps. He then graduated with a Master’s degree from Cal State University Long Beach. On September 29, 1984 in Orange County, he married his wife, Patricia. He was an archaeologist in both the private sector and for the Department of Interior.
He served on the board of the General George Patton Museum and the City of La Quinta Historical Preservation Board.
He especially enjoyed reading, football, and Native American culture.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Mitchell of Grants Pass; a daughter, Kira of Grants Pass; a sister, Michele and her husband Steve of Grants Pass; two half-brothers, Dick and Travis; a half-sister, Julie; and his stepmother, Bettye.