Hjordis Mortensen

Obituary of Hjordis Mortensen

Hjordis M. Olsen Mortensen, 103, died Friday November 9, 2012 at Park Place Care Center in Monmouth Junction. She was born in Lillesand, Norway and came to Brooklyn, NY in 1909 where she lived until moving to Griggstown in 1955. Hjordis was a secretary for The Norwegian Seamens Church in Brooklyn and then became a writer for Nordisk Tidende. She was a member of Griggstown Reformed Church. She was predeceased by her husband John Mortensen, her brothers George Mac, George, Arne and Peter Olsen and a sister Gertrude Carlsen. She is survived by a sister-in-law Esther B. Olsen of Griggstown, eight nieces and nephews Kevin, Richard and David Olsen, Randi Sara, Karen DeKok, Wayne Olsen, Julie Dunham and Lori Sletta and many great nieces and great nephews. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday November 14, 2012 at Griggstown Reformed Church, 1065 Canal Rd., Princeton. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the church. Burial will be in Griggstown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Griggstown Reformed Church, 1065 Canal Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540.
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