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Bervadon Mitchell

Posted: Thursday, Oct 4th, 2012

A Celebration of Life for Bervadon Loretta Mitchell, 81, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday at Davis Funeral. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday at Davis Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Childrenís Hospital in Denver or to a charity of the donorís choice in care of Davis Funeral Home.

Bervadon passed away Sept. 29 in Casper.

Bervadon was born Oct. 9, 1930, in Basalt, Idaho, daughter of Neilo and Elsie (Krebbs) Hacklin.

She grew up in LaBarge and attended high school in Washington, graduating as valedictorian of her class at an all-girls Catholic school.

After graduation, Bervadon returned to Wyoming and worked at the unemployment office in Kemmerer and later for Western Union. She later transferred to the Western Union office in Laramie.

She met Lee Roy Mitchell in Kemmerer, and they were married Aug. 21, 1951 in Laramie. She and her husband lived in several different towns in Wyoming, because of his working in seismograph and construction. They settled in Riverton in 1960. The couple had five children together, but they divorced in 1968. She then lived in Riverton, Cheyenne, Gillette, Reno and LaBarge, returning to Riverton in 1985 after the death of her mother.

Bervadon worked as a cocktail waitress for the El Torro Supper Club, secretary for the school superintendent at St. Stephens Mission and then worked as a bookkeeper for Rabler Motors, Yates Construction and Gary Brodricks. She also managed the Teton Hotel Lounge, worked as a cocktail waitress and bartender at the Elks Lodge. She co-owned Mustang Music and Vending with her son Bruce and was a bookkeeper for the company.

Bervadon was a member of the Catholic faith and the Riverton Eagles.

She enjoyed golfing, watching football, professional golf, walking and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her son, Bruce Mitchell of Riverton; daughters, Sharon Adamson and husband, Ben, of Riverton, Betty Scheetz and husband, Shelton, of Orting, Wash., and Serena Garner of Salt Lake City; brothers, Ronald Hacklin of Pine Haven and Dennis Hacklin of LaBarge; sister, Betty Legarra of Kemmerer; three grandchildren, Les Manzanares, Michael Scheetz and Jason Miller; two great-grandchildren, Halie Manzanares and Boston Chastain; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Donald Hacklin, son Neil Eugene Mitchell, niece Denita Hacklin, and son-in-law Melvin Garner, Jr., brother-in-law Chub Legarra and nephew Terry Legarra.

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