Ellen S. Berntsen died at her home in Orem, Thursday, June 18, 1998, of natural causes.

She was born September 3, 1919 in Moroni, Utah, the fifth child of Neils Marius (Mally) and Lillian Morley Sorensen. A descendent of Isaac Morley, Ellen was proud of her singing, playing the piano, organ, and violin, and performing in numerous choirs and operas. She was a member of the LDS Church, where she participated in several church callings. In her youth, she especially enjoyed her church activities with her special friends in the old Moroni West Ward.Ellen married John Russell Berntsen in the Salt Lake Temple on May 11, 1944. She was an active participant in running their pharmacy business in Provo, Utah.

She is survived by her devoted husband, John, of Orem, Utah; sister, Valene (Glenn) Rasmussen, of Moroni, Utah; sons, Mike (Diane) Berntsen, Jim (Kristina), of Orem, Utah; Lou (Amy), of Monterey, California; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Her family extends much appreciation to the staff of Advantage Home Health Care, Dr. Lynn Bateman, and Dr. Terry Hammond, for their loving care and services.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at 12 noon, in the Sunset Heights 7th Ward LDS Chapel, 1260 South 400 West, Orem. Friends and family may call Tuesday, June 23, 1996 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, or Wednesday, June 23, 1998 from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., at the Sunset Heights Ward Chapel prior to services. Interment, Provo City Cemetery.

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