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Obituary: Dotti Ann Mortensen

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Dotti Ann Mortensen 1958 ~ 2006 CLINTON - Dotti Ann Mortensen, 47, passed away Friday, August 18, 2006 from complications of Multiple Sclerosis, after a 20 year struggle. She was born December 13, 1958 in Farmington, New Mexico to Ross D. and Catherine Goodwin Mortensen. Dotti grew up in Utah, her formative years in Weber County and later attended school in Davis County, graduating from Clearfield High in 1977. She attended Brigham Young University for two years and graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1983 and her Masters in Public Administration in 1986. She was selected as an intern in Washington D.C. for Senator Jake Garn. Upon graduation, she worked for the State of Utah as a legislative analyst for the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel. She returned to Washington D.C. to work for Wayne Owens in 1988. Due to health problems she returned to Salt Lake City and worked for the League of Cities and Towns until her disability made her retire. Dotti had many interests including tennis, skiing, biking and running. Later she turned her interests to reading and study. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and appreciated all the support from her ward communities. After striving to live independently as long as possible, she returned to Clinton with her mother and stepfather, Terry Stoddard. Due to her declining health she moved to Aspen Care Center in Ogden where she received the most exceptional love and care. Many thanks to Kelly Jensen and his staff, both past and present, who have been so loving. Thanks to Alliance Hospice, Lola Benstog and Sharon Willie for helping Dotti during her crucial hours. Dotti is survived by her mother, Catherine Stoddard and father, Terry P. Stoddard; a sister, Tori (Eric) Thorne; a brother, Ryan (Tawsha) Stoddard; four special nieces; and very supportive aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 22nd at 11 a.m. at Lindquist's Roy Chapel, 3333 West 5600 South. Friends and family may call Tuesday from 10:00 to 10: 45 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist's Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road. The family suggests donations be made to The Humanitarian Aid Fund, 50 East North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84150. Email condolences to the family at lrm@lindquistmortuary.com