John Mitchell

John Curtis Mitchell, formerly of Enumclaw, died September 12, 2017 in Laurel, Montana.

John Curtis Mitchell

John Curtis Mitchell

John Curtis Mitchell, formerly of Enumclaw, died September 12, 2017 in Laurel, Montana. He was born in Everett, Washington on June 4, 1946 to Walter Glenn Mitchell and Mary Angeline Stiles (nee Mitchell). He attended school in Enumclaw and graduated from Enumclaw High School. After attending Community College he served in the Air Force, then went to work as a draftsman on the Boeing 737 project. He next worked for the Milwaukee Road railroad and finally for Montana Rail Link before retiring.

He is predeceased by his mother, Mary Angeline Stiles, father Walter Glenn Mitchell, step-father Irwin “Gene” Stiles, sister Mary Angeline Holm and son, Robert “Bobby” Mitchell. He is survived by his daughter Pam Smith of Jerome, Idaho, Tim Mitchell of Arizona, Dale Mitchell of Idaho and Jenny Mitchell of Montana. He is also survived by his nephews Jeff Holm of Seattle, Jack Billingsley of Buckley and Greg Nelson of Seattle.

John enjoyed his career on the railroads in Washington and Montana, motorcycling and farming in his 20s in South Prairie, and being outdoors in Wyoming and Montana in his later life. Any donations can be given to the Enumclaw Historical Society. Further information can be obtained by emailing his nephew Jeff Holm at

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