Kevin Joseph Mitchell was born April 17, 1960, to David Mitchell and Venita Carter. He passed away on November 7, 2021, at the age of 61 in Draper, Utah.
He was a faithful member of the LDS church and served a 2-year mission in Independence, Missouri. He loved to play the organ, and often played for his ward.
Kevin had a lifelong love of learning and attended BYU. He was always searching for a new hobby and had an entrepreneurial spirit. He dabbled in painting, singing, comedy, playing musical instruments, and many other ventures. He was a sort of jack of all trades. He enjoyed making people laugh, and easily made friends wherever he went. He was a BYU fan, blue and true. Kevin loved playing basketball and could often be found playing with friends and family.
He is survived by his mother, Venita Elsie Mitchell, children: Heather (Chris) Galbraith and Sarah Mitchell, and one grandchild. Kevin is preceded in death by his father, David Evans Mitchell.
A viewing for Kevin is planned for Thursday, November 18, 2021, from 6-8 pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens at 1950 E Dimple Dell Road (10600 South) Sandy, Utah.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Friday, November 19, 2021, at the LDS Stake Center building located at 1300 East and 13400 South in Draper, Utah. Interment to follow services at Mountain View Memorial Estates located at 3115 East 7800 South Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
Funeral services will be streamed via Zoom for those wishing to attend virtually. To attend virtually, please click the "Watch Services" link above.
The Boyson family is so sorry to hear of the passing of Kevin. My two kids take piano lessons from Dan Whitley and they had the opportunity and privilege to play in band with Kevin each week. They just loved Kevin and were very saddened by his passing. My 11-year old daughter, Ella, and my 13-year old son, Jack, wanted to write something to Kevin's mom and family:
Ella said that Kevin had a big impact on her and he was always so nice and lightened up everyone's mood. He made everyone in band happy.
Jack said that Kevin was a nice and funny guy. Jack would always joke with Kevin and have fun together in band. He said Kevin offered a lot of good into the world.
Yesterday at piano practice the kids and Dan remembered Kevin and played the band songs they all enjoyed playing together. It was very emotional remembering Kevin.
Venita and family,
We are so sorry for your and our loss. Kevin was a kind man and we enjoyed getting to know him. He will be missed.
Pete & Jeanette Nelson
Kevin and I shared Music callings in our Wards. We both practiced the Organ during the week to get ready for Sunday. Often we would arrive at the same time. We became friends over those 8 years. Eventually I arranged piano lessons for him with several teachers. Finally I invited Kevin to play in several of my groups. He soon became one of my best loved keyboard players. All the players in our groups are saddened to hear of his passing. I'm at a loss to express my grief over losing such a good friend! Bonnie and I send our condolences to his family at this difficult time although we have the comfort we will meet again. Dan Whitley