I, Charles Edward Mitchener, Jr., completed this phase of my eternal existence on July 3, 1998. In anticipation of this event I prepared the following obituary.
I was born on December 6, 1923, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Charles E. Mitchener, Sr. and Alila Smith Mitchener. I was educated at Webster grade school, Bryant Junior High School, East High School, and the University of Utah. I served in a combat engineering battalion during World War II in Europe and Okinawa. I married Frances Jean Hopkin in the Salt Lake Temple on September 2, 1947. I served for 39 years on the general level of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as executive secretary of the YMMIA (22 years) and the Sunday School (17 years). I also taught many young people the Gospel as a Seminary teacher and I taught Gospel Doctrine and High Priest classes.I am survived by my wife, Fran; five children: Charles III (Peggy), Las Vegas, NV; Anne Hansen (Russell), Sandy, UT; Mark H. (Teri), Carson City , NV; James F. (Karen), West Jordan, UT; and Eve, Arvada, CO; 11 grandchildren; and a brother, Elliott Mitchener, Puyallup, WA.
In keeping with Charles' wishes there will be no "viewing", it will be a closed casket. He wants you to remember him as he was. He was a man who was well versed in the scriptures and he dearly loved The Lord.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 7, 1998, 12 noon, Cottonwood Stake Center Chapel, 1830 East 6400 South. Friends and family may call Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 10600 South 1700 East, or one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment: Larkin Sunset Gardens.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to Dr. Kerry Fisher and IHC Hospice.
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