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Mary Loia Mortenson

January 13, 2018

Mary Lois Mortenson, 85, recently passed away in Hereford, AZ after a long illness. Mary was a former resident of Cliff and the Silver City area since 1972. Mary moved back to Arizona May 2015. A dual Graveside Service for Mary and Raymond will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11am at the Mesa Cemetery in Gila, NM. Mary was born in the Chiricahua Mountains in Arizona and grew up in Elfrida, AZ after moving around a lot as a young child. Mary was the 11th child out of 13. Mary married Raymond B. Mortenson in 1950. They resided in Bisbee, AZ from 1953 until 1972. Mary was a wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. Mary is survived by her daughter Linda Rogers, granddaughter Lyndsey Mortenson, grandson Christopher Mortenson, and great granddaughter Zoe Lynn, brothers Harold Dees, Earl (Ellen) Dees, and sisters in law Doris and Phylis Dees.Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Raymond B. Mortenson. Also preceding her were her son Jerry Mortenson, son in law Richard A. Rogers, and ten brothers and sisters. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the High Desert Humane Society, PO Box 1973, Silver City,NM 88062. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, “Traditional Services and Care for your family and friends”, 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM, 575-388-1911. Remembrances can be made to www.brightfuneral.net

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