In memory of

Stanley Martin "Sidehill" Mortensen

Aug 1, 1948
Apr 14, 2017


Stanley Martin "Sidehill" Mortensen was born in Reno, Nevada, then moved to the San Francisco bay area, then Sacramento, before finally settling in Salem, Oregon in 1991.

Stan chose facility maintenance for his career, while dedicating the last 16 years at Oregon State Hospital. 

In his spare time his hobbies included leather and wood working.  He volunteered at Champoeg State Park as a costumed interpreter.  He also volunteered numerous years working as a docent in the blacksmith shop at Sutters Fort in Sacramento.  His love of early American history included studying Chinook Wawa in Grand Ronde, Oregon and being a member of Willamette Long Riffles, a black powder group.

He is survived by his wife Cathie, his son, Erik, daughter, Jennifer, five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to a charity of your choice.

Per his wishes there will be no service.

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Phillips Family says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved one. A scripture that really helps me in difficult times is 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 where it says "Praised be the God and Father of our lord Jesus Christ, the father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our trials so that we might be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God." My prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Jennifer Mortensen says:

    You will forever hold a bright spot in my heart. I will always remember your ingenuity and resourcefulness. I will miss our sushi lunches, long talks and your hugs. Thank you for being a wonderful father and for your infinite love. I love you.

  3. Larry and Kathy Keller and WLR says:

    Sidehill , we miss you terribly ! We will always celebrate your Mt Man Spirit! And the love and comradary for our Shooting sport! May you Rest In Peace our forever friend! The Kellers and WLR

  4. Erik Mortensen says:

    Dad, I'll miss our long 2 hour phone conversations when we talk about life! You taught me things through your mistakes and because of those I feel I have become a better man because of you! I will always love you and I will never forget you! Love ya!

  5. Johnson Funeral Home Staff says:

    Thank you for trusting Stan to our care. We truly hope your family finds the peace and comfort they need at this difficult time.

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