It is with great sadness that we share the news that the world has lost a wonderful, loving, and compassionate man. On Sunday, May 9, 2021, Jeff Mitchell passed from this earthly life after a long hard-fought battle with brain cancer. He peacefully and comfortably crossed over while holding his wife’s hand.
Jeff, affectionally known to his family and close friends as “Choli” or “Mitcholi”, was born in Crescent City, California on February 28, 1953, to Margaret Winnifred Syme and Cyril Stith Mitchell. He lived in Crescent City his entire life until he left to attend Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo where he received his architectural degree. He returned to Crescent City to establish his career and what a career he had. His legacy is evident throughout Del Norte County and beyond in the hundreds of residential homes and building structures that started out as a blank piece of paper on his drafting table and ultimately became someone’s dream home or business.
If Choli were not at his drafting table, you would find him at Del Norte Golf Course playing the game he loved with his friends. He was an accomplished golfer and extremely proud of his four (4) handicap not so long ago. Winning the Del Norte Men’s Club championship on more than one occasion were his most valued golf victories.
Choli leaves behind his cherished family; wife, Debbie, son Chris (Stephanie), daughter Monica (John) and four grandchildren; Colton Carmona, Dylan Cabral, Kaitlyn Cabral (to whom he referred to as “my favorite granddaughter” – since she is the only one) and Cayson Carmona.
Life will never be the same without Choli, but we are so thankful that we were able to share a wonder life with him. His was a life well-lived.
We are celebrating Choli’s life on July 3, 2021, at Del Norte Golf Course, 130 Club Drive, Crescent City, CA starting at 11:30 a.m. Please join us and share your memories.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made toward the purchase a memorial bench to be placed at Del Norte Golf Course. Mail to Christian Carmona, 1227 Riviera Drive, Redding, CA 96001, or contribute to a charity of your choice.