JoEllen (Fitts) Mickelson, 89, of Rancho Cordova, passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday August 6, 2014. She had been recovering from Heart and Stroke events at Casa Coloma Care Center in Rancho Cordova.
She was the daughter of Albert Lee Fitts and Eurice Lee Duncan. She was born August 5th, 1925 and married August 22, 1945, in Wichita Falls, Texas.
JoEllen is survived by her husband of almost 69 years, Joseph Love (Mickey) Mickelson, Jr., of Sacramento; three Children: Joseph Love Mickelson III of Sacramento; (Dee) Ann Macdowell of Griffen, Georgia; and Erin Aileen Blevins of Sacramento; Five Grandchildren: Connan and Brennan Macdowell of Griffen, Georgia.; Deborah Franchino of Sacramento; Dominique (Nikki) Yettito of Citrus Heights; Juleah Lynn Hiner of Sacramento and Four Great Grandchildren: Vykin Macdowell; Valhalla Macdowell; Miles Macdowell and Autumn Kristina Yettito.
She worked for the State of California Employment Development Department for 20 years. She was an avid reader. She enjoyed genealogy and being a stay-at-home-mom/grandma.
JoEllen was preceded in death by her son Timothy Eric Mickelson and daughter Kristina Lea Mickelson.