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Obituary: Adelaide Mortenson

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Adelaide Mortenson 1923 ~ 2005 BOUNTIFUL- Adelaide Matthews Mortenson, 81, our beautiful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and best friend, returned home January 20th to her Heavenly Father and her beloved Clare after a long absence of 31 years. She was born in Ashton (Green Timber), Idaho, April 28, 1923, to Byron Henry and Hazel Branson Matthews. She was the fourth of seven children. Adelaide met and later married the only love of her life, Clarence Finch Mortenson, August 9, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple in February 1971. Adelaide loved the Lord Jesus Christ and was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Adelaide was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, her parents, brothers, James, Jack, and Jeff Matthews, also a sister, Inez Karren. She is survived by her daughter, Claire Lynn (James) Taylor, Centerville; a son, Steven Scott (Patti) Mortenson, West Bountiful; sisters, Elynn (Bill) Kirkham, Blackfoot, ID; Fay Harrigfeld, Ashton, ID; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Mortenson, Santa Rosa, CA; brother-in-law, Al Mortenson, Pocatello, ID; six grandchildren, Bryan (Sara) Christensen, Brad (Megan) Christensen, Kelly (Jason) Van Orden, Steven (Whitney) Mortenson, Ryan Mortenson and Michael Mortenson, currently serving a mission in the Philippine Islands; seven great-grand-children, Joshua, Matthew and Joseph Christensen, Hailey Elizabeth and Tanner Christensen, Adam and Ashley Van Orden; numerous nieces and nephews and special neighbor granddaughter, Megan Ratz. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2005, 11:00 a.m., at the Bountiful 21st Ward, 115 East 2000 South (Orchard Drive and Wicker Lane). A viewing will be held Monday evening, January 24th at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (295 No. Main) Bountiful, UT., also Tuesday 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the 21st Ward Chapel. Interment, Bountiful City Cemetery. The family wishes to express their heart felt thanks to all the people at the Inn on Barton Creek, South Davis Hospice, Dr. Ross Morgan, Dr. Dirk Noyes and Dr. Southworth for their attentive care over the past years. A special thanks to Maria Murphy, who has shown a special kindness and attention to our mother during her stay at Barton Creek. e-mail: russonmortuary@mstar2.net