Obituary: Julie Ann Mortensen |

Obituary: Julie Ann Mortensen

Julie went to be with the Lord on Feb. 8, 2009. She was born Feb. 23, 1962 in Grants, N.M.

Her parents were the late Clinton and Pauline (Cuny) Mortensen.

Julie married Richard Garcia in Salmon, Idaho in 1979. The couple has six children: Jessica, Joann (Lloyd Gallegos), James, Jeanie (Mike Romero) Leadville; and Jody (Jeremy Archuleta) Minturn; Jennifer (John Wilson) Littleton; Richard (Martha Garcia) Silverthorne, and Nadine (Jeffrey Mondragon) Denver. She adored her 18 beautiful grandchildren.

Richard and Julie raised their family in Leadville, Craig, Kremmling and Flagstaff, Ariz.

Julie was a great homemaker and a very good cook. She loved caring for her family. Her favorite hobby was her beautiful houseplants. She also loved the outdoors.

She is preceded in death by her parents, a grandson Kalin, a granddaughter Eternity, and brother Daniel.

Julie is survived by four brothers Dave (Tracy) Mortensen, Ogalalla, NEB, Cliff (Veronica) Mortensen, Leadville, Chris (Hazel) Mortensen, Fairbanks, Alaska, Carl (Monica) Mortensen, Idaho Springs. And three sisters: Janel (Carlos Rios) Vernal, Utah, Denice (Tim Garcia) Leadville, Yvette (Bill Puhl) Craig and numerous nieces and nephews.

The rosary was recited Feb. 11, 2009 and her funeral was Feb. 12, 2009 at St. Josephs Church in Leadville. The pallbearers were James Garcia, Cliff Mortensen, Kevin Garcia, Carl Mortensen, Richard Garcia Jr., Dave Mortensen, Daniel Garcia and Caleb Garcia.

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