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Kaye Parcell Mitchell

July 24, 1955 — January 17, 2024

Kaye Parcell Mitchell

Kaye Parcell Mitchell, our angel mother, grandmother, wife, daughter, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2024 surrounded by loved ones. 

Kaye was born in Provo, Utah on July 24, 1955 to Mack and EvaDean Parcell, the 6th of 10 children. She could have been the 5th child, but she pushed Faye, her twin sister, out first with her feet. Kaye loved growing up with all her siblings and always had fun with them. At the age of 2, her family moved from Wallsburg, UT to Provo, UT where she was raised on Grand View Hill. Kaye’s parents instilled a love of hard work and serving others, which Kaye exemplified throughout her life. She loved working in the orchards and garden, alongside her family and learning to nurture the land and especially the roses. She passed this knowledge on to many family and friends, loving and nurturing their gardens as much as her own. 

Kaye was an active child and was always busy and involved. She loved horseback riding, especially on her favorite horse, Old Pal. She was a beautiful gymnast and loved playing softball. She graduated from Provo High in 1973, then attended nursing school at Utah Technical College, going on to work at Utah Valley Hospital in the Labor and Delivery department. She loved helping new mothers and taking care of all the sweet new babies. 

Kaye met the love of her life, Jon Rodney Mitchell, at a church dance committee planning meeting. Jon was smitten the moment he saw her and did everything he could to get paired up with her for their party assignment. It worked and their love story began. They were married for time and all eternity on June 6, 1975 in the Provo, UT temple. Jon and Kaye were devoted to each other and put each other’s happiness first. They were a great example of love and true friendship. They were mostly inseparable, except for the annual hunting trips dad would take with the boys. Mom did not love the cold weather or the questionable food. 

Jon and Kaye started their lives together in Provo, UT, and added Nathan, Kristen and Mariam to their family. In 1980, they moved to Santaquin, UT, where they would spend the next 18 years together, adding Lewis and Michael to the family. They loved Santaquin and made many great friends and memories while living there. Kaye was always up for a neighborhood party, pulling the kids behind the van in the snow, or playing in the backyard. She taught her kids to work hard and to play hard. Mornings weeding the garden, turned into mud fights and laughter. She taught by example and was always in the thick of the work or fun. She worked cherries for many years, taught preschool in her home and was the music teacher at Santaquin Elementary. She was the world’s greatest baseball coach. 

Jon and Kaye moved to Levan, UT in 1998. They wanted to finish raising Lewis and Michael in a small town, like Santaquin had once been. Here they found HOME, again. Kaye loved Levan and the people there. In 2000, she began caring for a sweet elderly lady, Beverly Powers, in their home. Pretty soon word spread about the love and care she gave so willingly and her assisted living business was born. Kaye cared for many people in her home. She was always patient and loving, no matter the situation. She could coax a smile from the grumpiest of her residents and all who visited could feel her love. In 2005, they built the Victorian House Assisted Living Facility in Levan, UT with Jason and Amberlee Worwood, who were not just business partners, but also their best friends. Kaye loved, served and cared for the residents of the Victorian House for 10 years. Many of her family were able to spend time and serve there as well and our lives were changed by the examples of love we witnessed. 

Kaye was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints throughout her life. She served in many roles in the church, loving and giving her all in each calling. She was phenomenal no matter where she was serving and made many lasting friendships in these callings. She and Jon also served as temple workers in the Manti, UT temple, which they loved. A true disciple of Jesus Christ, she and Jon chose to serve a church mission from April 2016- October 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. This mission fulfilled a 40 year long promise Jon had made to 

Kaye before they were married. She had always wanted to serve a mission and he promised her that if she would marry him, they would go together someday. They served in the mission office, working alongside President and Sister Packer and President and Sister Kumferman. They served countless young missionaries. Kaye loved cooking for and being a grandmother to all of them, giving advice and love when they were so far from home. Jon and Kaye loved their time in Ukraine. They loved the people there, the culture, and especially the produce. Being an avid gardener herself, she appreciated a well-grown vegetable and no-one grew produce like they did in Ukraine. She always wished they had such beautiful, rich soil here at home. 

After returning home from their mission, Kaye was diagnosed with breast cancer, but it didn’t slow her down. This was a challenge for her, but to keep her mind off the hard treatments, she continued serving all those around her. It was no surprise to have a dinner or treat dropped off, or to look out the window and see her tending to your garden. Her cancer went into remission and she and Jon decided the best way to show their gratitude to the Lord, was to serve another mission. They served in Lansing, Michigan from November 2021-October 2022, where they made great friends and changed many lives. 

Kaye enjoyed quilting, gardening, canning and baking bread. Many enjoyed the delicious fruits of her labors, because she loved to share them. She loved side by side rides with dad, their country lane walks, swinging on her porch holding hands with her sweetheart or snuggled up with the grandkids, weekly temple trips with dad, sewing with her sisters and going to all the grandkids’ activities. She was the best cheerleader! Her grandkids were the icing on the cake. She loves them unconditionally and they know it. There was nothing Kaye loved more than her family, except for her Savior, Jesus Christ. She never missed an opportunity to share his light with others. There wasn’t a family vacation, dinner or holiday where she and dad didn’t take the opportunity to share their love for the gospel, their love for each other and their love for their family. 

Kaye is survived by her husband, Jon; her children, Nathan (Amy) Mitchell, Kristen (Randy) Hiskey, Mariam (Spencer) Hadley, Lewis (Tori) Mitchell and Michael (Kessa) Mitchell; 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Faye, Cindy, Becky, Shauna and Rachel, many brother and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews and countless friends. 

Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Nephi South Stake Center, 351 N. 100 W., Nephi, UT. A viewing will be held before the service from 9-10:45 am as well as on Monday, January 22, 2024 from 6:00-8:00 at the chapel. 

Interment will be in the Levan Cemetery, 400 S. 600 E., Levan, UT. 

The family would like to thank Amberlee Worwood and Julie Ann Parkin for the loving care they gave mom. We would also like to thank the many doctors, nurses and friends who helped mom during her illness. 

To our wife, mother and grandmother: we want to thank you for being with us every step of the way. Thank you for your guidance, your support, and your unwavering love. You were our angel on earth and we know you will be watching over us always. We miss you immensely, but are happy you are at peace. It’s not good-bye, it’s see you later. We Love You!! 

The service will be livestreamed on the Anderson Funeral Home Facebook Page at the following link: 

https://www.facebook.com/people/Anderson-Funeral-Home/100068057016733/

(The livestream video will appear when the service starts.)


Kaye Mitchell - Funeral Recording.mp3

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