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Woman found under bridge was daughter of former Portola Valley mayor; service Feb. 20

Original post made on Feb 12, 2010

A memorial service for Megan Mitchell, 34, the daughter of former Portola Valley mayor Kent Mitchell and Jo Ann Mitchell, will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Family Farm on Portola Road, Mr. Mitchell said Thursday. Ms. Mitchell was found dead Wednesday under a bridge in San Mateo.

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Posted by Sympathetic Resident
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Feb 12, 2010 at 1:29 pm

I lost my husband the same way, as he too was bipolar and had valiantly tried everything to live a "normal" life. My heart goes out to the Mitchells. It is so tragic for everyone to watch a tragic life, standing hopelessly by and not being able to do anything. Worse to have this poor girl's life end so quickly. Bipolar people try so hard to just survive and live. I can only imagine how supportive and brave the parents were. Hopefully there will be a cure someday.
My husband was diagnosed at 23 and lived until 35.


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