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OBIT-Kimberly M. Mitchell

March 26, 1961 — February 13, 2015

ALBERT, N.M. – Kimberly (Kim) Mutz Mitchell, 53, of Albert, N.M., passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord on February 13, 2015.

20150306 Kim-MitchellShe was born in Raymondville, Tex. on March 26, 1961, to Harvey Kurt Mutz and Billie Nell Mutz. A graduate of Sharyland High School (Mission, Tex.), class of 1979, Kim earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in 1984. She met the love of her life, Terry Robert Mitchell, at TAMU in August 1979 and they married on July 27, 1985. Married for 29 years, the two lived in Albert on the Tequesquite Ranch.

All those who encountered Kim were drawn to her vibrant, magnetic personality as evidenced by the countless friendships she created throughout her life. She was a loving rancher’s wife and stern but nurturing mother who acted as executive assistant to her husband. With the grit of a cowgirl and the grace of a lady, she loved working cattle and conserving the land and heritage.

Kim was actively involved with the Mesa Soil and Water Conservation District, New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts, El Llano Estacado Resource Conservation & Development Council and New Mexico Association of Resource Conservation and Development.

She was a member of the Mosquero Community Church as a devout Christian and prayer warrior who placed her faith and family in God’s hands. She made it a point to pray every day for her three children as well as their future spouses and their lives together. Her enthusiasm for life was evident and her love of family foremost.

Kim is survived by her loving husband, Terry Mitchell of Albert; her children, Tanner Mitchell of Albert, Ashleigh Mitchell of Grants, N.M., and Zachary Mitchell serving in the United States Navy; her mother, Billie Mutz of Mission, Tex.; her father and step-mother, Harvey and Minerva Mutz of Mission; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Tracy and Brannon Brooke of New Braunfels, Tex., Pamela and Paul Kemp of Gatesville, Tex., and Tricia Brown of Mission; her stepbrother, Alex Mutz of Corpus Christi, Tex.; her half-brother, Kurt Mutz of Lubbock, Tex.; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life for Kim was held on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. MST at Mosquero Municipal Schools in Mosquero, N.M.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the “Kimberly Mitchell Memorial Fund” at any Wells Fargo Bank. All funds will be sent directly to The Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Program at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Tex..

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