November 8, 2018
Martell Mortensen, 92, passed away November 8, 2018, in Bakersfield, California. Martell was the son of Benjamin P. and Verlyn Andersen Mortensen.
He was born in Tremonton, Utah and raised in Bear River City, Utah. Martell graduated from Bear River City Elementary, Box Elder High School and Brigham Young University, where he received his Bachelor and Master's degrees in education.
He enlisted in the Navy right after High School graduation and served his County during WWII.
Martell taught school in Utah, Idaho, Arizona and retired from Kearns County School District in Bakersfield, California.
He was a kind and generous teacher and loved his students.
Martell was good to his parents & surviving siblings: Laree (Gene) Chiodo; DonNell (Glade) Astle-Andersen; CarDell (Joan) Mortensen; and sister-in-law Colleen Mortensen.
His brother, Vear Lee Mortensen preceded him in death. Graveside services will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bear River City Cemetery.
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