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Obituary: Gary Mortensen

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1964 ~ 2003

Gary Burton Mortensen, 39, passed from this earthy life on June 4, 2003, after a valiant fight with cancer.

Gary was born in Salt Lake City March 25, 1964, the eldest son of Gary M. Mortensen and Deanna Burton Pastore. He was blessed with a strong knowledge of how to work hard and be honest in everything he did. He taught his children by example, the value of hard work and dependability. He loved the outdoors, would golf as often as he could, and hunt and fish whenever he was able. His loving wife Sandra was his strength and care giver through this trial.

He will be greatly missed by his wife and sweetheart Sandra Ivory Mortensen; children, Autumn, Tawni, Travis, Krista Jo, Kaitlin and Braxton. This loss will also be felt by his father, Gary, and his mother, Deanna; brothers, David and Brock; father and mother-in-law, Tom and JoAnn Ivory; grandparents, Chet and Eileen Burton, Lillian and the late Dale Mortensen; and many extended family and friends who knew him and loved him. He was surrounded by his loving wife, family and friends when the angles came and gently took him into their arms. Thanks to all who have loved and supported our family through this trying time.

Funeral services will be held Monday June 9, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. in the Magna Parkside Ward, 8400 West 3610 South (Elk Run Building). A viewing will be held at the church on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 11:45 to 12:45 p.m. prior to services. Burial, Taylorsville cemetery under the direction of Anderson & Sons Mortuary, American Fork.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to the Gary Mortensen Trust at any Zions Bank branch.