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Saturday, March 4, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (Mountain time)
With heavy hearts and tearful eyes, we announce the passing of Curtis Watts Mitchell.
Born October 28th, 1968 to Earl and Jacqueline Mitchell in Clinton, Utah. Curtis as a young boy shadowed his dad to many boat races, top fuel cars races, and about anything else with a motor in it. He spent childhood summers playing with his cousins in their grandparent’s pool and from time to time found some mischief to get into. He lived down the road from his grandparents and would ride his bike to be with them. His grandpa Wells and Earl would take him deer hunting and fishing in the Cotton Woods. Grandma Carmen would stuff him full with fresh pasta, to this day Curtis would turn up his nose to the thought of spaghetti.
Curtis attended Clearfield High School where he participated in many sports, the rodeo club, and FFA. It was there he met his high school sweetheart Suzanne Jorgenson and made her his forever sweetheart on August 31st, 1989 .They were sealed for time and eternity in 2002, in the Ogden temple. Together they built a home in South Weber where they would raise their 3 sons. Curtis kept busy in the garage, typically seen with grease covered hands, working on vehicles. His passion for motors started at an early age leading him to a thirty year career as a mechanic. “Picking up heavy stuff and putting it down” that’s how Curtis described going to the gym which he was passionate about his whole life. Curtis had a young heart and made an effort to keep up with his kids and grandkids.
Curtis had an amazing talent of storytelling, he could capture your attention with his words. Bigfoot encounters, mischievous adventures, and the “good ole days'' were often repeated, but never grew old. Curtis had his own happiest place on earth, camping out on the edge of Bear Lakes water. Curtis visited Bear Lake almost every year with his ever growing and changing family, including many friends who were adopted. Curtis’s lake attire was always the same, basketball shorts with cowboy boots, a drink in his hand, and a smile on his face. He loved sitting around the fire until the early morning hours, skipping rocks with his sons, and was famous for dunking the women. Another yearly adventure was to Burley, Idaho for the regatta boat races. For several years he worked on the k-boat “Nasty News”, as well as many years alongside Widdison Sports.
Although going to these events were a must, it was very important to him to have his family join him. Curtis and Suzanne loved being in the company of their family and hosted many get-togethers around the fire, cooking hamburgers, competitive games of corn hole, and countless hours of playing catch.
Curtis and Suzanne loved their grandchildren dearly and were proud grandparents. They were excited to see the children grow and had big dreams for them.
Curtis has returned to Suzanne’s side, together they will watch over their family, sons: Paden (Taylor) Mitchell, Wyatt (McKayli) Mitchell, Dustin Mitchell (Brookell Kimose) and bonus son Justin Patterson. Also three grandchildren: Tage, Coleson, and Harper Mitchell, and his younger brother Clint Mitchell. Curtis was rejoined with his parents Earl and Jacqueline Mitchell as well as his grandparents Wells and Carmen Watts.
We’d like to thank the many who tried to help our Dad through this difficult time. Especially want to thank Tim Gooch and for the extra support he has provided through these past two months and the months to follow.
We will celebrate our dad, grandpa, brother and friend on March 4th, 2023 at Leavitts Mortuary. (836 36th street, Ogden, Utah 84403) Please meet in the Atrium room at 11 am to reminisce about our time with Curtis. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to our memorial fund, to help with funeral expenses. America First account #9126137
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