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Craig Robert Mortensen

November 14, 1948 — April 12, 2023

Craig Robert Mortensen was born on November 14, 1948 in Logan, Utah to Robert John and Luana Jensen Mortensen. He passed away peacefully at his home on April 12, 2023.

Craig attended Logan High School where he participated in athletics, music, and drama. He lettered in baseball and played the lead male role in a production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown his senior year.

Craig was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving a two-year mission to Guatemala and El Salvador between 1968-1970. He would later serve in many leadership callings, including serving as a temple worker. Service was a guiding principle in Craig’s life and where he found great meaning and joy.

Craig was very proud of his father’s military service. While attending USU he joined the Army and was accepted into the ROTC program. Upon graduation from USU, Craig served in the Army for seven years, excelling in leadership and reaching the rank of Captain, before being honorably discharged in 1979.

While attending USU, Craig met Rosanne Hyde, who would become the love of his life. Craig and Rosanne were married July 21, 1971. In 1973, they would welcome Ryan into the world, their only child together. They were later divorced.

Family was of paramount importance to Craig. He found his greatest joy in raising his son, Ryan. Craig was ever present in Ryan’s life and the two shared a very special bond between them.

Professionally, Craig spent his career in management in the food and services industry. The final 25 years of his career were spent as general manager of Bessinger Convenience. Craig retired in 2017.

Craig, a gifted singer and musician, was a member of the Imperial Glee Club from 1993-2022. He arranged and composed over 70 songs the club performed.

During his final seven years Craig devoted countless hours organizing blood drives for the Red Cross, both from a church composite and privately. He was recognized nationally for his service.

Craig was preceded in death by both parents (2004, 2018). He is survived by his son Ryan (Bonnie) Mortensen; his grandchildren, Kenion, Cade, Ariana, and Sean; his siblings, Karla (Jim) Grant, Trudy (Rod) Blossom, Chris (Ann) Mortensen, Brent (Margaret) Mortensen, Ruth (Paul) Berntson, Pamela (Corky) Lundgren, Lora (Eric) Rigby, Robin (Roger) Donahoe, John (Jolene) Mortensen, Jan (Ron) Richins.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 19 at the Lauralin Church, 325 Lauralin Dr., Logan, UT 84321. An evening viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center, and on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Lauralin Church. Graveside Ceremony with Military Honors will be at the Logan City Cemetery.

Funeral services will be livestreamed and can be viewed via the link below (password: Craig)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87080724278?pwd=eDBMVk9XbXM4ZlJtc3I4SFJWRW1EQT09

In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations in memory of Craig to the American Red Cross.
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