Leona Maureen Mitchell

Leona Mitchell

Leona Maureen Mitchell was born June 25, 1935 to James Lester and Leona Stockholm Mitchell.  A long time resident of Shoreacres, Texas she passed away there on Sunday, May 17, 2015.   She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her younger brother John Dwight Mitchell.

After graduating from Beaumont High School she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Lamar Technical College.  She was involved in cutting the moon rocks at NASA while employed with Brown and Root early in her career and spent many years employed at Walmart later in life.

She will be lovingly remembered by her brothers James Lester Mitchell, Jr. (Iris), Robert Eugene Mitchell (Jackie) and Thomas Orville Mitchell (Jan) as well as two nephews, Steven and Keith Mitchell, and two nieces, Laura Mitchell Rudek and Catherine Mitchell Cherry, and many friends.

A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on what would have been her 80th birthday, June 25th, 2 pm at the First United Methodist Church of La Porte located at 9601 Fairmont Parkway.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church or charity of your choice.