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Services announced for Marianne Mitchell, mother of Mayor Mark Mitchell

Post Date:05/31/2019

Arrangements have been set for the funeral of Mayor Mark Mitchell’s mother, Marianne Mitchell. She passed away Tuesday at the age of 78.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 2121 S. Rural Road, in Tempe. The family is also hosting a visitation at Mount Carmel for friends and family on the evening of Wednesday, June 5, from 5-8 p.m.   

In lieu of flowers, the Mitchell Family asks that donations be made to Oakwood Creative Care. Donations can be mailed to 247 N. MacDonald, Suite 102, Mesa, AZ 85201, or given online at

A Tempe resident for 57 years, Marianne was born in Illinois and moved to Arizona when she was a child. She married former Congressman and Mayor Harry Mitchell, her high school sweetheart, in 1962. They welcomed Mark and his sister, Amy, and cherished their five grandchildren. Marianne was a teacher for more than 35 years at Coronado High School, Mesa Community College, Tempe High School and Mountain Pointe High School.  


Contact: Nikki Ripley
City of Tempe



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