AURORA – Our kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather,great-great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Kendall Eugene Sorenson, 85 years old, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side June 15, 2019, in Aurora. He was born in Aurora, the seventh child of Wilmoth Harding and William Sorenson May 25, 1934. He married his childhood sweetheart Virginia May Branch in the Manti temple Oct. 10, 1952. They were happily married for 66 years. They were blessed with six children, Beverly (Kent) Larsen, Colleen (Jeff) Hallows, Correen (David) Johnson, Barry (Cindy) Sorenson, Dana (Nancy) Sorenson and the late Warren W. Sorenson.

Dad graduated from North Sevier High School where he was the state FFA president. He loved to box, and he brought boxing to the school. He worked various jobs in his life including farming, trucking, mining and safety. At an early age Daddy learned the value of hard work on the farm, and he worked hard to the very end. Dad’s favorite pastime was being in his garden and working in his yard.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he held various positions, including service as a member of the bishopric. With Mom by his side they fulfilled a service mission at the cannery in Sigurd.

Dad was a kind and compassionate person, he valued his friendships. He was definitely a people person. He loved being a grandpa and he made many wonderful memories with each grandchild.

He is survived by his wife; children; 20 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, with one on the way and seven great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Phyllis Sorenson; and  brothers-in-law, Roger Sorenson and Leon Mason.

He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Dawn Montgomery, Cecil (Jean) Sorenson, Shirley Sorenson, Gary Sorenson and Kay Mason.

We would like to thank Intermountain Home Care and Hospice, and a special thanks to Blake and Doreen for their loving care.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 22, at noon in the Aurora 1st ward chapel, where friends may call Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. or Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Aurora City Cemetery. 

Funeral directors Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at maglebymortuary.com.