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Lieselotte (Lisa) Mitchell


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Lieselotte (Lisa) Mitchell, of Los Altos, California, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2012, after suffering a stroke on Aug 16, 2012. She was 74 years old.

Lisa was born in Nuremberg, Germany on December 28, 1937. Her parents were Heinrich and Sophie Trautner. She met her Husband, Ralph Flint Mitchell, Jr. of Fresno, California, in Konstanz, Germany where they were married on June 8, 1957. Soon after, she and Ralph moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where they raised their two sons, Mark Mitchell of Menlo Park, and Robert Mitchell of Los Altos. Ralph passed away in December of 1993.

Lisa will always be remembered and sadly missed by her children, grandsons and family. She loved and was so proud of her sons and grandsons. She is survived by her son Robert Mitchell of Los Altos, son, daughter-in-law and grandsons, Mark, Trish, Alden and Flint Mitchell of Menlo Park, her sister, Julie Messmer of Lincoln, California and her brother Erich Trautner of Konstanz, Germany.

Lisa enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting, traveling, golfing and taking long walks with her son, Robert. Services will be held on September 14, 2:30pm, at Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley, CA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Valley Presbyterian Church for their youth ministry.

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