Edith "Edie" Irene Mortensen, beloved Mother, sister and friend, died May 6, 2021. She was born to Herbert Wright and Lois Irene Taylor on May 29, 1934 in Portland, Oregon, the eldest of three children. She was preceded in death by her husband Peter in 2009.
Mom was happiest when she was doing things for others. As a result, she shared her many talents of cooking, cake decorating, crochet, stained glass, sewing and crafts with many. Birthdays, Christmas and no occasion at all would find you the recipient of something she had made.
A full-time homemaker, she volunteered at many activities over the years. One of her greatest joys was being the Volunteer Coordinator at the Masonic Home of Washington for over 16 years. She loved the residents and was their fierce advocate. Her efforts resulted in an annual craft bazaar that grew over the years to raise money for the “Cheer Fund” which was used for activities to benefit the residents. She also raised money to remodel the resident kitchen, purchase transport wheelchairs and so much more.
She was an avid reader and a circle of her friends shared books – literally hundreds a year.
We are heartbroken and happy all at the same time. She lived a very full life and was surprised in the last month to learn how many people said that she made a difference in their lives. We are grateful for that love and support.
She is survived by daughter Lois (Rick) Watt, son Michael, sister Virginia Williams. Sisters and Brothers in law, Tony and Lavern Mortensen, Carmen and Anna Mortensen, Teresa Axt, and many nieces and nephews and of course wonderful friends.
We are not planning a service at this time. We will have a private inurnment later.
Memorials may be sent to your local foodbank in her name or to
Multi Service Center Foodbank
1200 S 336th St
Federal Way, WA 98003