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Grandpa Sorensen's Funeral

8.05.2018


Jordan's grandpa passed away on July 20th after struggling with health issues for a number of years. I feel so privileged to have known him and that I will be able to tell my children about him since they might not be able to remember him. We traveled up to Boise for his funeral which didn't feel like a sad occasion but rather a celebration of his life and the legacy he left behind. There were lots of stories about epic Rook games, hunting and fishing trips, wood working or car repair projects he helped with, and the love he had for his family.

I wanted to include his obituary on here so I will always have it.

Richard Kenneth Sorensen joined his loved ones in heaven on Friday, July 20, 2018. He was born in Buhl, Idaho on August 29, 1932 to Foster Julius and Florence Lavere Sorensen. He was raised on a dairy farm and he learned early to be a hard worker. Richard married Maureen Brown in the Logan Temple on September 17, 1954. They are the parents of six children.

Richard loved to fish, hunt, farm, play cards, and work with wood. He especially loved sharing those passions with his family. He could fix anything that was broken and figure out a solution to almost any problem.

He went to his first 8 years of school in a 2-room country schoolhouse and finished his education at Utah State Agricultural College. After graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering he spent two years in the military, then began a 38 year career with the Idaho Department of Transportation. Over the course of his employment, he would go from using a slide ruler, to a hand-crank calculator, to a hand-held calculator, and ultimately to a personal computer, evidence of the changes the world would see over the course of his lifetime. He began as a surveyor and retired as the head of design for the entire state of Idaho.

Richard is survived by his wife, Maureen; brother, Wayne (DeAnna); three sons, Kenneth (Peggy), Steven (Milli), David (Martha); three daughters, Susan (Dale) Langford, Barbara (Corey) Rogers, and Janet; 23 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 26, at 11:00 am at the LDS Chapel located at 4921 North Mitchell Street in Boise, Idaho. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, July 27, at 2:30 pm at the Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Utah.

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