Our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family after a courageous four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He loved hunting, fishing, camping with his family and friends in the Colorado mountains. Although he was born and raised in Utah, he always called Colorado Springs, CO his home, where he lived and raised his five children for 38 years. He served three years in the US Army during the Vietnam conflict.
Tom worked for the Department of Defense as an accountant and as such was able to take his family and live in Germany for a total of seven years. Other than the hunting with his boys and friends they were the most memorable times of his life.
He married his high school sweetheart, LeAnne Smoot on Dec. 21, 1966 in Centerville, and was later sealed to her in the Salt Lake Temple. He and his wife served nine years as temple ordnance workers in the Denver Temple and nine years as Stake missionaries at the Colorado State Prison in Florence, CO (his two very favorite callings in the church). He was the most principled and honest man we have ever known.
He was born to Vaughn C. Sorensen and Leatha C. in Mt. Pleasant, Utah whom preceded him in death.
Survived by his children Monica Berger (Ty), Michael (Melissa), Tyler (Yvette), Derick (Katie), Brett (Lydia) and 18 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, his sister Linda (Kenny) Minear, brothers: Kenneth (Janet), Ed (Sandra), Bill (Becky).
Preceded in death by his parents, Vaughn and Leatha Sorensen.
Many thanks to Heart Hospice for their wonderful care and the University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Center and their wonderful staff who took such good care of his every need.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2016 at the West Point Stake Center, 550 N. 2300 West, West Point, with a viewing before between 9 and 10:30 a.m. There will also be a viewing held the evening before from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.at the same location.