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Allan C Mitchell

June 14, 1954 ~ May 7, 2022 (age 67)

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Allan Clifford Mitchell (67) passed away May 7, 2022 after along battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Allan was born in Jerome, Idaho the third son of four boys to Lynn and Louise Mitchell and grew up in the Murtaugh and Twin Falls, Idaho Valley.

His father worked for ranchers and farmers in that area so he had the privilege of being raised out in the beautiful countryside which he loved, especially since he could step out his front door and go bird hunting. Allan knew at an early age that he wanted to be an architect so after High School he went to Idaho State University In their architectural program. His freshman year he met his future wife Margaret and also was converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which brought him great joy throughout his life. He received his Bachelors Degree in Architecture, after which he had the privilege of working for different architects In different locations in Idaho and Baker City, Oregon. A year after living in Baker, he and Margaret decided to open their own Design and Architectural office and fell in love with Historic Preservation work. Allan had a hand in many of the restorations and renovations in Baker and other areas of Oregon in which he received numerous preservation awards. After nine years of self-employment he was hired as an Architect for the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, which he did for several years until his Multiple Sclerosis forced him into early retirement.

Allan enjoyed living in the Baker area because of the easy access to the mountains and beautiful fishing streams. He loved to fly fish and spending time in the mountains but his favorite was probably the times he spent at the Oregon coast with his family.

After retirement he and his family moved to Caldwell, Idaho. He became very active in family history work, serving many years for the church Family History Center. He loved and was active in the Church and his favorite calling was teaching in Primary and enjoyed singing the primary songs.

Allan loved his family very much and they brought much joy into his life, they were the most important thing to him along with his Testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints . He was known by family and friends as somebody that always had a smile on his face and a good attitude even with all the challenges that he faced in life.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Margaret and children Douglas Mitchell (Stacy), Katharine McDougall (Andy), Marie Shurtliff (Brian), Elisha Clark (Brandon) and 17 beautiful grandchildren.
 

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