July 16, 1949 ~ February 20, 2023
Born in: Brunswick, Maine
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado
Jayne D. Mitchell, 73, passed peacefully on February 20, 2023, at Joni Fair Hospice House in Pueblo, after a courageous battle with complications of leukemia.
Jayne is survived by her partner and soulmate, Patricia Orman of Pueblo; sisters, Marlene (Austin) Ganly of North Carolina and Joyce Perkins of New Hampshire; brothers, Eugene Mitchell and Wayne Mitchell of Florida, and Fred (Brenda Meyers) Mitchell II, of Maine. She is also survived by special nieces, Stacia (Lee) Knowles of Wisconsin and Heather (Jay) Bettencourt of Maine; nephews, Jason (Nicole) Perkins of New Hampshire, Eric (Chelsea) Mitchell of Massachusetts, David (Carol Marshall) Temple of Maine, Heath (Christina) Mitchell of New Hampshire, Fred (Mariah) Mitchell III, and Ken Mitchell of Maine; and a host of family members, close friends, and fellow golfers survive to honor Jayne’s memory.
Jayne was born in Brunswick, Maine on July 16, 1949 to Frederick and Lucille (Catlin) Mitchell, who predecease her. She is also predeceased by her sisters-in- law, Gwynne Mitchell and Sally Wolf. One of six Mitchell siblings, Jayne graduated from Brunswick High School in 1967, and attended Brigham Young University and Southern Colorado State College. After taking courses in Greeley, Colo., she became a skilled oil and gas accountant, working for Getty Oil, Texaco and Shell Oil Companies in Denver and Houston. She retired in 2009, returning to Pueblo.
Jayne was a glass-half-full person whose optimism and humor engaged all who met her. After family and friends, Jayne loved golf, books, the Colorado Mountains, and the ocean bordering her beloved state of Maine. Despite the limits of retinitis pigmentosa, she could slam a golf ball or drive a golf cart at Elmwood, Walking Stick or most any golf course. As a president of the Women’s League at Elmwood, she helped to build league membership and friendships.
Many thanks to the doctors, nurses, and providers at Colorado Blood Cancer Institute in Denver and at Joni Fair Hospice House in Pueblo for their care and kindness toward Jayne, as well as to her caregivers, friends and neighbors who pitched in to help in recent months.
Per Jayne’s wishes, no funeral or memorial service is scheduled. A golf gathering is planned later this spring, with a follow up memorial in Maine this summer.
Donations in Jayne’s memory may be made to Colorado Talking Books Library, 180 Sheridan Blvd, Denver, 80226. Online condolences at www.MontgomerySteward.com
I am sorry sorry to hear about Jayne.
I will always have fond memories of her and Trish and lobster dinners.
Hugs to you Trish.
Mary Ann and Gloria
I am so sorry for your loss Trish, Jayne will always be remembered and missed at Elmwood. She was a fighter and an inspiration to the very end. Roberta Palacio
I am so sorry for your loss Trish, Jayne will always be remembered and missed at Elmwood. She was a fighter and an inspiration to the very end.
My prayers and thoughts are with you Trish. I hope that knowing so many people are thinking of you is a comfort.
I am so sorry to hear of Jayne’s passing. I didn’t know her well, but I know how devoted you were to her for many years. Hoping your memories and happy times together give you peace and comfort.
I am so sorry to hear of Jayne’s passing in this morning’s paper. I know you shared a deep love for each other. The two of you were a special couple. Hold on to the memories you made together until you meet again in heaven.
Always your friend,
You were loved Jayne. We will miss your warm laughter and humor. Wishing you peace in your next adventure.
I am so very sorry. You and Jayne had a very special bond, and your devotion to, and support for, one another has been exemplary. I can’t even find the words to express how deeply saddened I am by this. We always cherished your visits to NH, and your generosity when we visited Colorado. I shall miss her and her practicality, sense of humor, and honesty in our conversations. Take care of yourself and I will be in touch soon.
Dear Gene & Heather,
Our deepest condolences to you both, and deepest thanks for your generous gift of time and support to Jayne and Tricia over these past several months. This is a terrible loss for both the Bowie and Mitchell families. Your presence has helped beyond words and has been a comforting factor for those of us who live across the country from Colorado.
I am so sorry for your loss as I know it has been a bittersweet end to your love. I pray you will always have fond memories of happy times and you will find peace in those memories. You are very loved my friend
I have lost a dear friend, and the world has lost someone who was smart and funny and kind. My deepest sympathies to all who knew and loved Jayne, but most especially to her family and to Tricia, her partner and friend of many years. Those whom we love never really leave us: they remain in our hearts for all eternity.
Jayne has been an amazing and loving friend for my entire adult life and I shall miss her dearly. So many adventures with both Jayne and Trish, so many walks on the beach at Popham for the three of us, so much love. Thank you for being there, Jayne… 💕💕💕
We never get enough time with those we love . Like the stars they burn bright and leave us with warmth and awe long after they go. Trish you are in our hearts and thoughts don’t hesitate to reach out – we love you and loved Jayne. ❤️