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Raymond B Mortenson

October 6, 1928 ~ October 5, 2016 (age 87)

Raymond B. Mortenson 87 formerly a resident of Cliff, passed away peacefully in his sleep in Hereford, Ariz. A dual Graveside Service for Mary and Raymond will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11am at the Mesa Cemetery in Gila, NM. Raymond was a decorated Korean War Army veteran. He went to work for Phelps Dodge in Bisbee, Ariz., in January 1954. Raymond was transferred to Tyrone in 1972. He continued working for Phelps Dodge until his retirement in 1983. He never missed a day of work his entire work career. Raymond moved to Cliff in 1982 with his wife, Mary Lois. Raymond was born in Pomerene, Ariz., and lived in various places such as Elfrida and Mesa, Ariz., before settling in Bisbee, Ariz., after his discharge from the Army. After living in Cliff for 28 years, Raymond and Mary moved to Silver City then to Santa Clara. In May 2015, they moved back to Arizona. Raymond loved working with his hands. He loved building things, fishing, and being outdoors puttering in his garden. He was always ready to lend a hand to anyone needing help. He was a loving father and grandfather. Raymond is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Lois; his daughter, Linda Rogers; grandson, Christopher Mortenson; granddaughter, Lyndsey Mortenson; and great-granddaughter, Zoe Lynn. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Jerry Mortenson; his son-in-law, Richard A. Rogers; brothers, Marty and Lloyd Mortenson; and sisters, Norma Howard and Ila Reynolds. Cremation has taken place. Raymond was very fond of dogs. 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

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