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Doris Jodene Perkins Sorenson
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Birth: Mar. 11, 1925
Rice County
Kansas, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 2012
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Doris J. Sorenson, age 87, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012.

Doris was born in Lyons, Kan., on March 11, 1925. Doris was the youngest of seven daughters (Emmie, Alice, Frances, Faye, Dorothy and Ruth) born to George and Marion Perkins.

At the age of 7, Doris and her family moved to Kimberly, Idaho, where Doris went to school. At the age of 16, Doris married Wendell Eller and was later divorced. To this union, five children were born: Wendell "Bing" Eller, Marion Edgar, Roxanne Eller, Dale Sorenson and Gerald "Jerry" Sorenson.

On April 12, 1955, Doris married the love of her life, Stanley J. Sorenson. This is when her life of happiness truly began. While maintaining a home, caring for her mother and raising her children, Doris worked at Trollinger Drug, later known as Crowley's, and then at the Holiday Inn until retirement.

Doris' true passion was her family. Doris and Stan spent many summers fishing and camping at Magic Reservoir. When fish weren't biting, there were many battles of Gin Rummy and Casino. Holidays, caring and cooking for her family were special times for Doris. The Fourth of July was a picnic in her front yard with family coming from everywhere. There was always "pressed" chicken, Grandma's potato salad and vegetables from her garden. Thanksgiving brought football, turkey and Doris' cranberry salad. Christmas brought every family member to Doris' living room. Cinnamon rolls were made for everyone. Lots of homemade chocolate chip cookies, gingersnaps, candy and the special "Old English Fruit Cake" were set out. Doris made sure every family member up to the last great-grandchild had one of the "family" stockings. There were also many of her crocheted items as special gifts.

Doris loved when family got together and reminisced about the occasions of the past; she was always smiling, sometimes in disbelief at the stories of her children that she hadn't heard before. Every family member was equally important to Doris and each felt a love that will never be duplicated. Doris had a way of making every family member feel that they were her "favorite." Over the last 12 years, Doris developed a unique and special bond with her great-granddaughter, Kennedy. Kennedy spent a part of most days at Doris' house and there were very few nights that they didn't call each other to say goodnight and "I love you." Doris and Kennedy filled a void in each other's lives when they both needed it the most.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, George and Marion Perkins; five sisters, Emmie, Faye, Frances, Ruth and Alice; her loving husband of 54 years, Stanley J. Sorenson; and a daughter, Roxanne Eller. Doris is survived by a sister, Dorothy; her children, Bing (Mary) Eller, Marion (Mark) Edgar, Dale (Laurie) Sorenson and Jerry (Gail) Sorenson; grandchildren, Rondi (Pete) Woodruff, Stacey (Frank) Anderson, Stan (Lacey) Sorenson, Monte (Nicole) Edgar, Jai (Suzanne) Eller, Tatijana (Wolfgang) Schuler, Bill Sorenson and Colby (Terri) Sorenson; great-grandchildren, Justine, Grant, Lacey, Megan, Andrew, Anthony, Andrew, Cody, Celine, Kenndy, Easton and Hope. Doris is also survived by her four-legged companion, Taffy. Special thanks to Lucille Still for being a great neighbor and friend.

Doris will be missed for all the canned foods she supplied for her family, the world's best cookies, her amazing cooking and all the family gatherings. But more than anything, she will be missed for being the greatest wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that a family could ever ask for.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Parke's Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Road in Twin Falls. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Parke's Magic Valley Funeral Home. Following the funeral will be a graveside service at Sunset Memorial Park on Kimberly Road in Twin Falls.

All services and arrangements are under the direction of the Parke's Magic Valley Funeral Home of Twin Falls.

Posted in Obituaries on Thursday, March 29, 2012

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  Stanley J. Sorenson (1924 - 2010)
Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery
Twin Falls
Twin Falls County
Idaho, USA
Created by: Annie
Record added: Mar 28, 2012
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Doris Jodene <i>Perkins</i> Sorenson
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Doris Jodene <i>Perkins</i> Sorenson
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Doris Jodene <i>Perkins</i> Sorenson
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