Thermopolis, Wyoming / July 10, 1920— September 19, 2017
Marie Croskey Mitchell was born July 10, 1920 in Thermopolis, Wyoming. She passed away on September 19, 2017 surrounded by her family while a resident of Legacy House in Bountiful, Utah. Her parents were Wesley James Croskey and Hettie Bell Nations Croskey.
In 1926, she and her parents moved to Ethete, Wyoming to live and work at St. Michael’s Episcopal Mission to the Arapahoe on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Marie graduated from Fremont Vocational High School in Lander and attended the University of Wyoming where she received an associate degree and a teaching certificate. She taught school at Crow Heart in a one-room school house, and then moved to Denver during WWII. She married Robert Royal “Bob” Mitchell in 1947 in Denver. They had two children, Robert Royal Jr. and Joyce Aileen. They moved to Casper, Wyoming in 1950 where she lived until 2016 when she moved to Bountiful, UT to be closer to family.
She was an active volunteer in Scouts, PTA, and St Mark’s Episcopal Church. She enjoyed traveling, square dancing, gardening, sewing, playing bridge, being with family and friends, and having a margarita when entertaining guests.
She also had a degree in Radio, worked as a substitute teacher, and also as an administrative assistant for Natrona County High School, Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo, and for the Natrona county attorney’s office.
After she and Bob retired, they spent the winter seasons in Pharr, Texas for over twenty years. New friends enriched their lives. Square dancing for fun and in competition kept them very active.
She is survived by her two children, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and by her dear friend, Deanna Burger.
She was preceded in death by her husband and by her sister, Lila Ann Croskey Herchkorn.
A memorial service will be held in Casper at a time yet-to-be determined. Her ashes will be interred at Oregon Trails Veterans Cemetery in Casper to be near Bob.
Memorial gifts may be made to the hospice of your choice.