Alexandra Williams Mitchell - age: 82
(February 24, 1937 to June 09, 2019 )
Resident of Chicago, Illinois
A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, June 27th from 6-8 pm at
Benson Family Funeral Home
3224 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
Lake View, Chicago — Alexandra W. Mitchell, a long-time resident of the Lake View neighborhood in Chicago, died Sunday the 9th of June at her home.
Born in 1937 in Chicago, Alex attended Bensenville High School and then studied Theatre at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She continued her education at National Louis University in Chicago, from which she received her Bachelors degree.
At the age of 22, Alex married Alfred J. Mitchell, Jr. and they had three children; Julia, Jay, and Bruce. Alex managed the Mitchell family household until 1981 when she began her career in accounting and IT. She managed the Accounting and IT departments at Click Chicago, a stock photography agency, which was acquired by Tony Stone Worldwide, where she worked until her retirement.
Alex was a dedicated and patient mother, a loving wife, and a loyal friend. She served as the Girl Scout Troop leader for several years in the 1970s, served as the President of the Parent Teacher Association, and served on the School Board at The Harris School. She loved gathering with friends and family, telling stories, sewing, gardening and watching the Bears. She had an extensive vocabulary, an amazing memory, and a fine musical ear.
She is survived by her children, Julia Hanberg, Jay Mitchell, and Bruce Mitchell and her grandchildren, Mitchell Hanberg, Scott Hanberg, Matthew Mitchell, and Catherine Mitchell.
Memorial gifts may be made to the charity of your choice.
We have entrusted The Benson Family Funeral Home, Chicago, with arrangements.