Clyde Leon Mitchell, 88, of Colorado Springs, passed away 2:55 AM on October 13, 2016 at the Cheyenne Mountain Care Center due to complications of a stroke.
Clyde was born March 20, 1928 in Gravette, Arkansas to Luther and Naomi (Bailey) Mitchell. He was the eldest of four brothers: Levi, Ken and Don Mitchell and one sister, Dona Lu Mitchell, all who have predeceased him, and two half siblings, Max Moss and Earlene Moss Allen.
On November 15, 1947, Clyde married Jo Nell Wittenbach in Raton, New Mexico.
Clyde was a graduate of Littleton High School and the University of Colorado. He was Past President of the Board of Realtors South Denver and Salida/Buena Vista. Clyde was responsible for the creation of three different realtor services in Harlingen, Texas, Salida Colorado and South Denver. His residences included: Anderson, Missouri, Pasadena, California, and Littleton, Englewood, Salida, and most recently, the Myron Stratton Home in Colorado Springs. Clyde loved his real estate work and being a realtor. Home sales were his pride and joy, and he was a Realtor Emeritus. He also enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, football, golf and the Republican party, where he served actively since 1950, and was a party member for 61 years. He was also an Elks Lodge Lifetime Member.
Clyde had many friends and even more acquaintances and was often remembered for his classic one liners and sense of humor.
Clyde is survived by his wife of 69 years, Jo Nell; son, Rohn (Nancy) of Franktown, Colorado; granddaughter, Meridith (James) Hatterman of Kiowa, Colorado; sisters and brother in laws: Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Bourne of Harlingen, Texas, Ms. Georgia Mitchell, Ms. Barbara Mitchell, Ms. Ann Mitchell and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A gathering of remembrance of Clyde’s life will be held at the Myron Stratton Home in Colorado Springs, 2525 St Hwy 115, in the Administration Offices Centennial Room from 1 PM until 4 PM on October 29, 2016.
We would like to express our gratitude to the staff of the Myron Stratton Home and to Ms. Mary Wallander for her dedication and loving care of Clyde during this difficult time, and special care and compassion for Jo Nell.