Huba Elaine Ellison Mitchell


Sept. 10, 1935 - Dec. 11,2020

Huba passed away peacefully in Twin Falls, Idaho, on Dec. 11, 2020 of causes incident to age. She was the only child born to Arthur and Anna Ellison in Roy, Missouri, on Sept. 10, 1935. She attended school in McCall and Donnelly, Idaho, graduating from Donnelly-McCall High School with the class of 1953. As a one-year-old child her family moved to McCall for her father’s employment. Growing up, Huba enjoyed swimming in Payette Lake, being a majorette in high school and being with her many friends.

She met Dean while attending school and was married Sept. 5, 1953 in McCall, Idaho. Dean worked for Union Pacific Railroad which required them to live in several Wyoming locations including Kemmerer, Opal and, finally, Cokeville, during which time their four children were born.

Huba and Dean enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting with family and friends. There was never an auction or yard sale that they could pass up. She was involved with the women’s group of the Episcopal church in Cokeville. She also enjoyed serving in the American Legion Auxiliary. 

Huba was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 63 years, Elmer Dean Mitchell; and son-in-law, Kirk Campbell. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Wilkinson (Gary) of Queen Creek, Arizona; son, Morgan Mitchell (Marsha) of Twin Falls, Idaho; daughter, Vanesia Campbell (Kirk) of Pocatello, Idaho; and daughter Roxzann Taylor (Tim) of West Jordan, Utah as well as 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. We are grateful to have been raised by such a loving and devoted mother and will miss her always.

We wish to thank the caregivers at Copper Summit, The Canyons and Heritage Hospice for their loving tender care of our mother.

Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at Rosenau Funeral Home in Twin Falls, Idaho. Service can be viewed by visiting her obituary page at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com. Interment was at Cokeville Cemetery in Cokeville on Thursday, Dec. 17.  Arrangements are under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home.

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