Louise Mortensen

Louise (Swartz) Mortensen, 93, of Newville, Pennsylvania, died peacefully on Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Columbia Cottage, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

She was born Jan. 3, 1927, daughter of the late Ray and Erma Swartz.

She was a 1944 graduate of Newville High School, and a 1947 graduate of Temple University in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, where she earned an Associate Degree in Nursing.

She retired from Todd Home, Newville, Pennsylvania, after a 50-year career in nursing.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Newville, Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garrett Mortensen, and son, Kim Mortensen. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and John; and three sisters, Doris (Jose), Carolyn and Donna.

Surviving are her two sons, Garrett (Jody) Mortensen of Newville, Pennsylvania, and Ted Mortensen (Teresa) of Hershey, Pennsylvania; two grandchildren, Taylor and Ashley; two step grandchildren, Jennifer and Nicole; and two step great-grandchildren, Mason and Alyssa.

She enjoyed gardening, biking, walking (which she continued to do into her 90s), and the ocean.

She will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved her.

Funeral Services will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania.

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