JoAnn “Jody” Lee Mitchell, age 92, passed away Saturday, July 01, 2023, in Albuquerque, NM. She was born August 07, 1930, to Alice and Joseph Morrow.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Betty Ferraro; son, Jay Mitchell; husband, Joe R. Mitchell; father-in-law, Ray Mitchell; mother-in-law, Ocie Mitchell; daughter in law, Vickie Mitchell and niece, Peggy Marshall. Her fur babies Patch The Dalmatian, Foxy and Iggy also preceded her in death.
JoAnn is survived by daughters, Jan Sanders (Jim), Albuquerque, NM and Jill Dolch (Dave), Albuquerque, NM. Grandson, Jason Mitchell (Amy); Albuquerque, NM, granddaughter Tiffany Hampe (Lonnie), Wichita, KS, great grandson, Rafael Junior Gonzales; Albuquerque, NM, great granddaughter, Kaitlyn Hernandez (Juan); Los Lunas, NM, great granddaughter, Kimberley Mitchell; Albuquerque, NM, great grandsons Lonnie Hampe III and Logan Hampe from Wichita, KS and one great-great grandson on the way. Her nephews Jimmy Ferraro (Kathy), Larry Ferraro (Judy) and John Ferraro (Nancy).
She attended Albuquerque High School and graduated in 1948 with her high school diploma. She then married Joe Ray Mitchell on July 03, 1948, in Trinidad, CO and were married for 28 years. She worked for Mountain Bell and US West Q West telephone companies for 28 years.
JoAnn’s special interests were fishing, camping, boating, water skiing, traveling, reading and volunteering at the telephone museum of New Mexico. She was also a member of the Solo Club and is remembered as a loving, caring and giving person.
Memorial donations may be made to Animal Humane or St. Jude Children's Hospital.
The family greatly appreciates and thanks mom’s caregivers Teecee Centeneo, Cristina Butz and Hospice nurse Jessica Sanchez R.N.
"She's in the sun, The wind, the rain
shes in the air you breathe with every breath you take.
She sings a song of hope,
and cheer, there's no more
pain, no more fear.
You'll see her in the clouds
above, hear her whisper
words of love.
You'll be together before
long, until then listen
for her song." - Cristy Ann Martine