Annetta Amy Novakovich Mortensen passed away, July 10, after several weeks of a debilitating illness, with her family by her side.\n\nBorn in Murray, Utah, September 3, 1932, to Steven and Amy Cleo Jenkins Novakovich. In her youth, she lived and attended schools in Utah, Wisconsin, Texas and Colorado. While attending BYU she met Don Mortensen, and together, were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1953. They lived in Columbus, Ohio, for over 40-years where they raised their family before returning to Salt Lake in 1994.\n\nAfter retiring, they served in three temples, Washington, Nauvoo and had been serving in the Salt Lake Temple prior to her illness. She was called as an Assistant to the Matron while in the Washington Temple.\n\nShe was active in the LDS Church and served in many callings including RS Presidency, Stake Missionary, Sunday School Teacher, Visiting Teacher. She served in the YWMIA for over 23 years, much of that as Girls Camp Director in the southern hills of Ohio. She excelled in each of her assignments, but was especially effective as a wife and mother.\n\nAnnetta wasn’t just a wife, mother and grandmother, she was an adventure. The thing notable about this wonderfully spunky woman, was her infectious laugh, never having met a stranger, her love for telling stories, a collector of rocks and other eclectic things, her love of the outdoors, her ability to bring you into her circle of friends quickly, her quick wit and unpredictability. She will be missed.\n\nThe mother of four children, Dawn Ann Bullough (Robert, SLC), Rebecca Grimshaw (SLC), Tamara Freed (Dan, SLC) and LTC Andrew Mortensen (Tiger, Heidleberg, Germany), and proudly claim 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.\n\nIn addition, she is survived by an adoring husband, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Marilyn Hileman (Lyle-Granby, Colorado), Steven (Roma-Homer, Alaska), Michael (Linda-Anchorage, Alaska), Amy Sue Holler (Jack-Las Vegas, Nevada).\n\nHer funeral will be held July 15, 2008, 11 a.m., at the West Jordan Cobble Creek Stake, 8150 Grizzly Way (5410 W), West Jordan. There will be a viewing from 6-8 p.m. July 14, at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State, and from 9:30-10:45 a.m., prior to services at the church. Interment will be at the Provo City Cemetery at approximately 2 p.m.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, the family asks that any contribution be made to the LDS Church Humanitarian Services, 50 E. N. Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84105.