January 1, 1939 - April 27, 2019
Alexandria (Sandy) Rose Mitchell, age 80, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2019. As the daughter of an Air Force serviceman, Sandy spent most of her childhood moving to various military bases including Clark Air Base in the Philippines. During her family's last post at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, Sandy attended Glendale High School and later met her future husband, Larry. The two eloped and married at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1959. She enjoyed a career in education at Papago Elementary and East and Camelback High Schools. Sandy was full of life and enjoyed everything from the New York Times crossword puzzle to sports of all kinds where she most often rooted for the underdog. Beloved mother of Lee, Andria and Shelley (Ronald), proud grandmother of Ashley, Jason, Bailey (Michael) and great-grandson, Dash, Sandy was also a mother or grandmother to anyone who so needed her. Her family and others whose lives she impacted will never forget her tenacity, wit, charm, grace (especially in the face of adversity) and unconditional love for them. For as much as she was ornery and outspoken, she was also selfless and gentle. She didn't always say what you wanted to hear, but always said what you needed to hear. Her loyalty and devotion knew no limits and she will be missed tremendously. Sandy was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Wayne Mitchell; brother, Robert Paul Houser and daughter-in-law, Wendy Louise Mitchell. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to one her favorite charitable organizations: Arizona Animal Welfare League (), Phoenix Rescue Mission () or Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation (https://whisperinghoperanch.org/). The family also encourages leaving a message here on the Tribute Wall to share your favorite memory.
Alexandria (Sandy) Rose Mitchell, age 80, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2019. As the daughter of an Air Force serviceman, Sandy spent most of her childhood moving to various military bases including Clark Air Base in the Philippines.... View Obituary & Service Information
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