Eric Mortensen

Eric Leigh Mortensen

Monday, May 22nd, 1961 - Saturday, October 10th, 2020
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Longtime valley resident Eric Leigh Mortensen, 59, passed away on Saturday October 10, 2020. He was born on May 22, 1961 in Alamosa, Colorado to Ardith and Cherie (Vance) Mortensen.

Eric was a self employed truck driver for most of his life. He was very proud of his semi truck and always made sure it was well maintained and had upgrades for performance. After 38 years of driving, he spent his time at home and enjoyed being a grandpa to three grandchildren, Hailey (7), Joshua (4) and Liam (1). His grandchildren were his pride and joy and he loved them with all of his heart. He also enjoyed watching football, westerns and made sure he was current on all the latest news. Eric was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He is survived by his children, Marcus Gallegos of Sanford, Mirinda (D.J.) Medina of Alamosa and Brandon (Carolina) Mortensen of Sanford, his grandchildren, Hailey, Joshua, and Liam as well as his siblings, Richard (Canda) Mortensen of Pleasant Grove, Utah, Debra (Tim) King of Manassa, Tamera (Stewart) Smith of Manassa, Angie (Larry) Loven of Pueblo, JoAnn (Anthony) Bagwell of Alamosa, Aimee Mortensen of Pleasant Grove, Utah, Lisa (Matt) Bettridge of Saratoga Springs, Utah and Lori (Brad) Sanderson of Saratoga Springs, Utah as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Eric was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday October 16, 2020 at the Sanford Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the family and may be made in care of the funeral home office. To express condolences, please visit

Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa is in care of the arrangements.
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    Friday, October 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, October 16th, 2020 11:00am
    Sanford Cemetery
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    Friday, October 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, October 16th, 2020 11:00am
    Sanford Cemetery
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    Sanford, Colorado 81151
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Brett Shawcroft

Posted at 10:42am
Brett and I are so sorry to hear about Eric!!! We did not know or would have certainly been to the memorial! God Bless all --- family and entire family. Lots of wonderful memories!!

Nancy Crowther

Posted at 10:36am
My condolences to Eric’s family! Please know my heart is with you all tomorrow and always! Especially with Richard, Debra and Tamra!

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