Our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, Lynn Roland Mortensen, passed away March 17, 2023 at the Christoffersen Veteran Home in Salt Lake after a brave and courageous battle from Myasthemia Gravis and Myositis resulting from a rare reaction to treatment for kidney cancer.\n\nLynn was born January 18, 1942 to Roland and Iris Warr Mortensen. He grew up in Riverton, Utah with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. After his father’s death when he was 13, the family moved to East Millcreek, Utah.\n\nIN 1960, after graduation from Olympus High he went on to enlist in the US Navy where he served for 4 years as a Radarman Second Class (Operations Specialist). He was stationed in Yokosuka Japan and saw many places. He always said “I joined the Navy to see the world” and he did. \n\nHe then moved on to more school and a career with the phone company where he worked his way up to design engineer. He retired from US West in December 1992. He was a professional photographer for many years, enjoying the many people he met. He then became a finance inspector, retiring for the last time in 2017.\n\nLynn liked to fish, camp, travel and decorate his yard all year for the neighbors to enjoy. He will be remembered for the many holiday cards he sent.\n\nLynn is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruth Reese Mortensen, his son Greg, and his daughter Becky, his nephew Joel Corral, his brother Randy J. (Mary Anne), sister-in-law Sue, many nieces and nephews, and many good friends.\n\nHe was preceded in death by his parents, brother Chris and sister Sharlene.\n\nA very grateful thank you to the many people and caregivers for all the prayers, love and friendship given to Lynn this last year.\n\nA celebration of life for Lynn will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 11:00 am at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, Utah. Visitations will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and on Friday from 10:00 – 10:45 am prior to the service. Interment with military honors will take place at South Jordan City Cemetery.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the William E. Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 700 S. Foothill Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84113 Attn: Noralyn Snow, or to the Huntsman Cancer Institute at: donate.huntsmancancer.org restricted to kidney cancer.\n\nUntil we meet again, our love to your forever.\nRest in Peace Dear One.