Kevin Dean Mortensen

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June 7, 1956 – February 14, 2023

Kevin Dean Mortensen, (66) finished his valiant fight against cancer, passing away February 14, 2023. He had been receiving loving care at the home of his brother- in-law and sister Micheal and Shirene (Mortensen) Stringer.

He was born June 7, 1956, in Payson, Utah to Irene Jones Mortensen and Dell LeRoy Mortensen, the fifth of five children. He grew up in Springville, Utah and was proud to be a “Red Devil”. He later earned an Associates degree from Utah State University, the first in his family to finish college.

Kevin was a hard worker and was very particular about his vehicles, tools and equipment. He kept them clean, organized and working properly. He lived and worked in California for a time and enjoyed the year-round recreation, especially fishing. He managed to find the best fishing spots wherever he was living and took pictures to prove it. His phone is full of pictures of the beautiful places he visited, he just didn’t record where he was at the time……. His favorite hobby while in California was sky diving. He made 130 jumps over the desert, his only injury one broken ankle! He loved camping and in later years he chose to be more comfortable in his Prowler travel trailer. He loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle and spent hours cruising the mountains and back roads of Utah.

Kevin married Sue Ichord in Tehachapi, California though they later divorced. They have a son, Reis Evan Mortensen, and grandson Evan McClane Mortensen of South Ogden, Utah. His grandson Evan would smile ear to ear when he could ride on the back of the “Harley” with grandpa.

Kevin was a member of the Operating Engineers. In his career he operated heavy equipment including concrete pump trucks, semi-trucks hauling everything from tomatoes out of Southern California to rock and gravel to the new Salt Lake City airport. He was proud of his excellent driving record and safety record.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Dennis LaDell Mortensen and brother Glendon LeRoy Mortensen. We are happy imagining the wonderful reunion going on.

He is survived by his son Reis and grandson Evan, his sisters Carla (James) Hancock of Nephi, Utah and Shirene (Micheal) Stringer of Mona, Utah.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

We wish to thank the staff of Central Valley Medical Center for their gentleness and kindness to Kevin during his difficult illness, especially his buddy Robyn, Mikenlee, Dr. James Rosenbeck, DO, Dr. Bevan Bastian, MD, Chris Biesinger,NP, Revere, and in his final days Tammy Richards and Staff from IHC Hospice. Thanks to all these good people.

There will be a viewing Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at Legacy Funerals, 3595 N. Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah at 11:00 AM with internment in Spanish Fork City Cemetery.

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