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Mitchell, Arla Renee, 1931-2015

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1931 - 2015

Biography

Arla Renee Mitchell (1931-2015) was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Samoa, teacher and counselor for public school children, and faithful caretaker of her family.

Arla Renee Mitchell was born on November 22, 1931 in Provo, Utah to Charles W. Mitchell and Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell. She grew up in the Provo area and attended Brigham Young University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Education, a master's degree in Counseling and Guidance and a MA as a School Psychologist. Arla served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Samoa from 1955-1957. Her professional career was 36 years of dedicated service to the public school systems of Oregon and the Utah areas of Salt Lake, Alpine and Provo, as a teacher and counselor.

Arla had a deep love for her family and became a caretaker for several of them before their deaths. Arla cared for her mother until her death at 100 years old, her aunt until her death at age 98, and even her sister, Nadine, who preceded her in death. Arla Renee Mitchell died July 14, 2015 in her hometown of Provo, Utah.

Citation:
UPB files, Jan. 30, 2018 (Arla Renee Mitchell; b. Nov. 22, 1931 in Provo, Utah to Charles W. Mitchell and Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell; d. July 14, 2015 in Provo, Utah; two siblings: older sister Nadine and younger brother, Charles Ray; went to BYU and got BS Degree in Education, masters in Counseling and Guidance and MA as a School Psychologist; 36 years she taught in Oregon, Salt Lake and Alpine, Utah and was a counselor/psychologist in Provo area; mission from 1955-1957 in Samoa; cared for her mother until she died at age 100; helped care for her aunt until she died at 98; took care of her sister Nadine until she died; both her siblings and parents died before her)

Berg Mortuary, via WWW, Jan. 30, 2018 (Arla Renee Mitchell; November 22, 1931-July 14, 2015; counselor at Edgemont Elementary School; worked at Dixon Middle school; member of the 3rd ward)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Arla Renee Mitchell papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 9017
Scope and Contents

Arla Renee Mitchell's letters to her parents, journal, and ephemera from when she was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Samoan mission. Materials written about and collected while in the Samoan islands from 1955 to 1957.

Dates: 1955-1957