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Todd Sorenson
Todd Sorenson

 

 

                Todd L. Sorenson, 51, of Sandy, Utah passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 after a year-long battle with cancer.

                Todd was born in Gunnison, Utah on Sept. 29, 1965 and grew up in Axtell, Utah.  He was the son of the late Clifford Lynn Sorenson and Rilla Dee Sorenson Beck and was the fifth of six children and was the youngest son.

                He graduated from Gunnison Valley High School in 1983, where he was involved in wrestling, speech and drama and in the Future Farmers of America (FFA), serving as a state FFA officer the year after he graduated. 

                He attended Utah State University being involved with the Latter-Day Saint Student Association (LDSSA).  He served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Taiwan Taichung Mission from 1984-1985.  He received his bachelor’s degree in International Business Management from the University of Utah in 1992.

                From 1989-2005, Todd was the Bursar for Waterford School during its major growth period. He served as Waterford’s construction manager, helped with accounting and also coached the boys’ basketball team for a short time.  Since then, he has been in property management development. 

He married Ava Hassett in May 2001 in the Salt Lake Temple.  They later divorced.  He has one beautiful daughter, Laney.

                He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving as a high councilor and in a bishopric.  He loved teaching his 14-15 year old Sunday School class and they will miss him dearly. In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, grilling, helping others and spending time with family and friends.  He had a very kind heart and a quick wit.

                He is survived by his daughter, Laney, his mother, his siblings Kerry, Brett (Lisa), Janalee Burbank (Scott), Garth (Jacque), and Sharee, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

                Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at the LDS Chapel at 915 East 9045 South, Sandy, Utah at 11 a.m., with a viewing prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m.  An evening viewing will be held Friday, Feb. 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the same address.

                A short graveside service will be held at the Gunnison City cemetery Saturday at 4:30 p.m. where he will be buried.

                The family is especially appreciative for the hospice care provided by The Lodge during his final weeks.