Charles Mortensen

Charles Mortensen

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Charles William Mortensen died November 25, 2020 at the Legacy House in Logan, Utah. He was 72.

He was born on May 22, 1948 in Rigby, Idaho to Christian Mortensen and Viola Lake. He graduated from Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho in 1966 then attended Idaho State University. He later joined the Navy and served in the Vietnam War.

After receiving an honorable discharge, he began his career with the United States Postal Service. While in Pocatello, Charles met and married Susan Carver. They had five children and later divorced. He later married Linda Nystrom and together they made their home in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He enjoyed traveling with his wife Linda and was an avid reader.

He is survived by his children Karlene Austin of Mapleton, Utah; Rick (Pam) Mortensen of Nampa, Idaho; Janet (Travis) Thurston of Nibley, Utah; Brenda (Troy) Hawker of Wellsville, Utah; Stacy Hollinger of Pocatello, Idaho; and Hollie (Mike) Nisson of Pocatello, Idaho. He is also survived by his brothers Earl (Shelly) Petersen and Jay (Nancy) Petersen of Spring City, Utah. He was the grandfather to 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Linda; his parents; step fathers; his brothers Val Dean, Eugene, Johnny, his sister Teresa; and his granddaughter Lacey Mortensen.

A viewing will be held December 5, 2020 at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home in Orem, Utah from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at the Ephraim Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Legacy House of Spanish Fork as well as Primrose Home Health and Hospice for the wonderful care they provided for our dad.

Family and friends may visit at a viewing that morning from 9:30 - 10:30 am at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem. Condolences may be offered to the family online at
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 5th, 2020 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Saturday, December 5th, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am
    Walker Sanderson Funeral Home
    646 East 800 North
    Orem, UT 84097
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 5th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, December 5th, 2020 12:00pm
    Ephraim Park Cemetery
    620 N Main St
    Ephraim, UT 84627
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Elaine Zuniga

Posted at 10:47am
My deepest sympathy to Charles family. I remember how he was always working on puzzles when I visited Charles and Linda. I will miss them very much. Love to all, Elaine Zuniga (Linda's sister)

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