Information for Marie
Bernadine Wissel Mitchell
7 November, 1905 – 20 December, 1983
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Rosary for Marie W.
Mitchell, 78, of 1000 N. Liberty, Boise,
who died of natural causes Tuesday, Dec. 20, in a
Boise hospital, will be recited Thursday at 7 p.m.
at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Home, Boise.
The Rev. William C.
Dodgson of Bishop
High School will
of Christian Burial will be celebrated at
St. Paul's Catholic Church,
1515 Eighth St. S., Nampa,
at 11 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. James L, Pratt, S.M. as
Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in
She was born in Mattoon, Ill.,
Nov. 7, 1905, the daughter of John F. and Nora V. Wissel. She
moved to Nampa with her parents in
1911. She attended Lone
Star grade school, graduated from
Nampa High School and received a master's degree in
education from the
She taught at
School at Murphy, and Sunny Slope at Caldwell until her marriage
to George R. Mitchell on June 17, 1930.
They operated the Idaho Box Company in Nampa for several years.
Mr. Mitchell died in 1950.
She was a partner in the Wissel Tractor and Implement
Company in Caldwell
in 1951 and 1952. She
then taught at the Lakeview and Kenwood schools in
from 1952 until her retirement in 1971.
She moved to
in 1971 where she resided at the time of her death.
She was a member of
St. Mark's Catholic Church; the Catholic Daughters of America;
the Idaho Chapter of Catholic Golden Age; the Nampa
Toastmistress Club; the Business and Professional Women's
Club; the Tuesday Musicale; the Boise Philharmonic Guild; the
Canyon County Historical Society; and the Nampa Association of
Retired Teachers. She was a leader for the Junior Catholic
Daughters and the Girl Scouts in
for several years. She
presently worked as a volunteer at the
St. Vincent dePaul Center
She is survived
by two daughters, Joan Caldwell of Fremont,
Calif., and Kaye Andrijeski of
Boise; three brothers, Clare and Ralph Wissel of
Nampa, and Leo Wissel of Boise; two sisters, Mildred
Blackstock of Marsing, and Kitty Huf of Boise; eight
grandsons; five granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in
death by her parents and two brothers.
Memorials may be
made to Boy's Program care of Father Dodgson, 7009 Franklin
Road, Boise, 83704, or to the Boise Valley Dance Teachers
Association Scholarship Fund, care of Lloyd Carlton, 7121/2 W,
Idaho, Boise, 83702, or to a favorite charity.
Click on the photo to see an aerial
of the gravesite in Mt. Calvary cemetery.
Images contributed by Bonnie Dilworth
photo available upon request.
The gravesite for Marie is located at #6.
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