Lifetime Conejos County resident, Cora Ellen Peterson Mortensen 92, passed away January 2, 2014, at her home outside of La Jara, surrounded by her family. She was born on April 10, 1921, in La Jara, to Myron Navy Peterson and Mar Smith.
She was dedicated to her family, faith, ranch, community, and country.
She was active in her church serving in numerous callings.
She is survived by her sister, Estella Leone Peterson Lundgren; children Guy K (Sam) and Betty Jane Mortensen, Kelly and Elaine Mortensen, Dennis and Kassie Mortensen, and Ann and Donald Shawcroft; numerous Grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Her parents, husband, Floyd, and numerous beloved family and friends preceded her in death.
Graveside services were held at the Sanford Cemetery on January 3rd.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Hospice Del Valle, who gave much appreciated loving care to Ellen and her family.