Jacob Anthony Barzee Mortensen, 13, of Idaho Falls, died Monday, May 4, 2009, at his home in Idaho Falls. Arrangements are pending at Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home in Idaho Falls.
He was born on October 30, 1995, in Idaho Falls, the son of Christopher and Brook Robin Barzee Mortensen. He attended Edgemont, Linden Park and West Jefferson Elementary schools and was currently attending the seventh grade at Taylorview Jr. High School. Jacob enjoyed hunting, camping, skateboarding, riding his dirt bike, reading and playing his video games. He was very respectful of others and was the most friendly and polite person we have known. He was loved and will surely be missed by all that knew him.
Survivors include his parents, Christopher G. and Brooke R. Barzee Mortensen; a brother, Morgan G. Mortensen; a sister, Jocelyn R. Mortensen; his paternal grandparents, Lonnie and Penny Mortensen; his maternal grandparents, Bryant and Christy Barzee; maternal grandparents, Rebecca Bluhm and Robert Bluhm; uncles, Jarrid Barzee and Degan Piatak; and aunt, Jody Pemberton, all of Idaho Falls; an uncle and aunt, Todd and Katrina Mortensen of Wood Cross, Utah; and aunt and uncle, Gregory and Brandy Rockstroh of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by an aunt, Bridget Barzee and his great grandparents.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2009, at the Shamrock Park LDS Ward Chapel, at the corner of Sunnyside and Holmes, with Bishop Howard K. Harper, officiating. Burial will follow in Ammon Cemetery in Ammon. A viewing for family and friends will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home, 825 E. 17th Street in Idaho Falls, and for one hour prior to the funeral on Saturday at the church. The family suggest donations be given to the Jacob Anthony Barzee Mortensen Donation Fund and may be left at any Zion's Bank location. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.buckmillerhann.com.