OBITUARY

Eleanor "Sissy" Mortensen

November 29, 1928November 19, 2021

Eleanor "Sissy" Mortensen, age 92, of Boulder City, Nevada passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021. She was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 29, 1928 in Britt, Iowa to her parents Eugene and Edith Corderman. Eleanor attended schools in Sac City and Carroll, Iowa and graduated in 1947. She was a cheerleader for four years and president of the GAA. She worked at Sears for 15 years and A&P Grocery for 6 years in Fort Dodge, Iowa before moving to Boulder City in 1970 with her family, husband Bill Lyon of 26 years and daughters Traci Smith and Cindy Lyon.

Sissy fell in love with small town Boulder City and later met her forever best friend and husband Arnold “Arnie” Mortensen, they married in 1984. She was an organist for St. Andrews Catholic Church, directed the junior and senior choir and was active in the Altar Society. She was also a beloved member of the Rebekah’s Lodge and played the piano for all its members.

Sissy was an amazing and dedicated wife and homemaker; she took good care of everyone. She had an overwhelming love for children and dedicated years of her life babysitting, she had a hand in raising many generations in the town. Her kindness knew no limits, she loved deeply and often.

Sissy and Arnie enjoyed spending their time with family and friends. They never missed a Thursday night meeting with friends at the Hacienda for dinner and a little Deuces Wild. Sundays were spent together shopping and playing at the El Cortez. Her all time favorite activity was cheering for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Eleanor is survived by her husband, Arnold Mortensen; sister, Marti Corderman; daughters: Traci Smith and Cindy Lyon; grandchildren: Erica Sikstrom, Jordan Smith, Daniel Tanksley and Kyle Smith; and great grandchildren: Reid and Grayson Smith.

A visitation for Sissy will be held Monday, November 29, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Funeral services will begin at 12:00 PM, both at Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary, 800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV 89015. Sissy will be laid to rest on her birthday, November 29, 2021 at 1:30 PM at the Palm Boulder City Mausoleum and Columbarium, 551 Adams Boulevard, Boulder City, NV 89005.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmboulderhighway.com for the Mortensen family.

Services

29 November

Visitation

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary

800 South Boulder Highway
Henderson, NV 89015

29 November

Funeral Service

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary

800 South Boulder Highway
Henderson, NV 89015

29 November

Committal Service

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Palm Boulder City Mausoleum and Columbarium

551 Adams Boulevard
Boulder City, NV 89005

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Jere Corderman Brabec

November 24, 2021

My Aunt Sissy was sweet and funny. She will be missed by children, grand kids, nieces, nephews and other family members. Having had a long life she is now resting with her family in heaven. Sent with love from my husband, son, and myself