Margaret J. Mortimer, 84, died Saturday, November 17, 1990, in Logan, Utah, following a stroke.
She was born on August 19, 1906, in Provo, Utah, a daughter of James and Jane May (Jennie) Eastmond Johnson. As a young girl, she lived in Provo and Heber City, Utah. She later moved with her family to Paul, Idaho, and then to Nampa, Idaho. She graduated from Nampa High School where her father was a teacher. She attended Brigham Young University in Provo, where she graduated in 1928 with a BA degree in English. She taught school in Lehi and Duchesne, Utah.On June 12, 1929, she married William E. Mortimer in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They made their home in Payson, Utah, where her husband taught school until 1943, when they moved to Logan, and he accepted a professorship at Utah State University.
Always a faithful member of the church, she served as a Relief Society President and counselor, and a teacher in both the Primary and Young Women organizations. For many years she was an officiator in the Logan and Ogden temples. With her husband, she served as a special representative of the LDS Church in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel, in 1978-79.
Her greatest joy was found in her family. She was a dedicated wife and mother, always eager to serve her loved ones. She devoted her entire life to her family and the church.
Survivors include her husband of Logan; three sons, Wm. James (Paula) Mortimer, Salt Lake City; Robert G. (Dottie) Mortimer, Memphis, Tenn; Gerald E. (Linda) Mortimer, Idaho Falls, Idaho; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Bernece J. Frost, Reedley, California. She was preceded in death by a son, Dean J. Mortimer, and a brother, J. Elbert Johnson, Nampa, Idaho.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, November 21, 1990, at 11 a.m., in the Logan 5th Ward Chapel, 502 East 300 North. Friends may call at the Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center Street, Logan, on Tuesday evening, from 6-8 p.m. and at the ward chapel on Wednesday, one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the family plot in the Provo City Cemetery, where graveside services will be held at approximately 4 p.m.
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