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Richard "Dick" Mortenson

May 11, 1933 - Aug 22, 2018
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    Richard “Dick” Darle Mortenson, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 85, in the early morning of August 22nd in Ellensburg, Washington.

    Dick was born in Sioux City, Iowa on May 8, 1933, to Rose Knight and Rudolph Mortenson. His youth was spent in Northwest Iowa until he was called to military service for the US Army in Korea from 1953 to 1955. Upon his return to civilian life in Iowa, Dick began his career and married Carolyn Jean Goodwin in June of 1958.  In 1962, he made the largest move of his life from Iowa to Washington state to begin his 30-year finance career with The Boeing Company. After he retired in 1992, he enjoyed camping, fishing, and collecting marbles and antiques. In 2004 he moved to Ellensburg, Washington to be close to his daughter Cinda and her family

    Dick is survived by his four children: Cinda Kohler (Ron), Vicki Hall (Lee), Gregg Mortenson, and Pam Turk (Jeff); his six grand-children: Keesha Kohler Poyer (Bradey) Korey White (Erin), Keeley Kohler Lange (Jeremy), Shanlee White Lindgren (Brian), Breanna Kelsey, and Chelsie Turk; his eleven great-grand-children: Reegan Lange, Keeana  Lange, Cohen White, Jereson Lange, Callie White, McKenzee Poyer, Landen Lindgren, Cason White, Revel Lange, Delanee Poyer, Keegan White, and his sister Bella Charmaine Ingram. 

    He was preceded in death by his brother, Bob, and sister, Bonnie. We will all miss him tremendously. His unconditional love, steady support, and quiet humor provided us all with a foundation for our lives.

    A private celebration of life will be held on Sunday, September 16th at 1 pm


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