Andrea Done Mortensen Shockley passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020 after a battle with cancer and Parkinson’s Disease. Andrea was known by her close friends and family as "Ande" and "Gande" to her granddaughters.
Born March 19, 1943 to Willard Edwin and Larene Done in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ande grew up in Salt Lake with her four younger siblings, graduating from South High School and later attending Utah State, where she met Gordon Mortensen. The two married in 1962 and later divorced, but had two sons, Thane D and Brady G Mortensen.
Ande raised her sons for many years as a single parent, picking up and moving to a new home each time the boys advanced from elementary to junior high and then to high school. She wanted to make sure they were close enough to walk safely to school.
A self-described introvert, Ande drew energy from being at home and pursuing her own interests. She was a skilled wordsmith and a voracious reader. Her favorites were mysteries and thrillers and was always in the middle of a new one. A lover of music, Ande sang in the Salt Lake Symphonic Choir for more than 25 years as an alto and traveled across the world with the group, visiting Russia and Italy over the course
A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other the guardian of his/her solitude. of her membership.
Ande met Preston Shockley in 1990 at a choir rehearsal and their adventure began. They married in 1995. Together, they relished the beautiful sights of Utah and Utah's adjacent states. Ande never wasted energy about the past and very little on the future. She was a "now" person. Ande believed, "A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other the guardian of his/her solitude." Result: no heated arguments, ever. What really mattered, Preston needed Ande and Ande needed Preston.
Andrea, the quiet one; you will be missed.
We'd like to thank the staff of CNS for providing such excellent hospice care for Ande, especially Nurse Michelle.
- Survived By
- Preston Shockley, Husband
- Thane Mortensen, Son
- Brady Mortensen, Son
- Carla Mortensen, Daughter-in-Law
- Ken Done, Brother
- Tania Done, Sister-in-Law
- Alan Done, Brother
- Kathleen Done, Sister-in-Law
- Bryce Done, Brother
- Rita Mattulat-Done, Sister-in-Law
- Michele Done, Sister
- Cailey Mortensen, Granddaughter
- Kira Mortensen, Granddaughter
- Chad Layne Shockley, Step-Son
- Kenda Montanez, Step-Daughter
- Charise Voss, Step-Daughter
- Preceded in Death By
- Willard Edwin Done, Father
- Larene Done, Mother
Life Story Info
Cause of Death
High SchoolSouth High School
I wish I could think of something truly profound to say about Ande because she absolutely deserves it.
Ever since I first met her at the student union building at Utah State University in 1961, I've never known her to be anything other than loving, loyal, supportive and dependable. If you needed her, she was there for you. If you didn't need her, she was there for you.
As the mother of my children, as a single parent, and as a friend to me in spite of our differences she was amazing. She was beyond outstanding! Both she and that warm, infectious, captivating smile will dearly be missed!
Dear Preston and family you are in all her many friends thoughts and prayers. We are grateful she no longer has earthly pain, the rest of us pain of her being gone who have know her for so many years. Like you having found love and long friendship we can never lose, I believe, those we love deeply becomes a part of us. Definitely she was the quiet one, but through her eyes she always showed joy with her beautiful...beautiful smile.
Arlene Ellis and Family