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 Valerie Leah <I>Timothy</I> Sorensen

Valerie Leah Timothy Sorensen

Roosevelt, Duchesne County, Utah, USA
Death 13 Aug 2011 (aged 58)
Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 75042596 · View Source
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Valerie Leah Timothy Sorensen, our loving mother, wife, grandmother, sister, and daughter, passed away unexpectedly following knee surgery on August 13, 2011.

Loved by all that knew her, Valerie was a caring person who truly blessed the lives of everyone she met. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in her ward in an array of callings ranging from Den Mother to Relief Society President.

Valerie was born in Roosevelt, Utah to Presley Val and Lucy Timothy on August 15, 1952. She was the oldest of seven children, and led a life of good example and service.

She graduated from Kearns High School in 1970 where she met her husband, John Sorensen. The two started dating at SUSC, where they both attended college. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on November 12, 1971. They loved each other very much.

Valerie and John started their life together in Cedar City, Utah, where they purchased their first home and started building their family. They raised their children in West Jordan, Utah and later built their home in Riverton.

Valerie was an extremely talented woman who loved to scrapbook, sew, paint, and do anything artistic. Her creativity brought joy to the lives she touched and made her house truly feel like a home. Loved ones received hand-made gifts and cards throughout the year that showed how much she loved them.

In December 2010, Valerie retired after working twenty-five years for the State of Utah. She was a hard-working woman who excelled at whatever she did. Even after retirement, she did not slow down. She was always helping neighbors, tending grandchildren, or visiting family members.

Valerie loved to travel with her sweetheart, John. She liked vacationing at Bear Lake with her kids and grandchildren. She cherished her grandchildren and loved spending time with them more than any other thing in her life. She often said the reason she became a mother was to have grandchildren.

Valerie is survived by her loving husband, John Mickael Sorensen; her four children: Mickael Gail (Allison), Stacy Leah (Robert) Haight, Becca Jo (Stewart) Brough, and Daniel John (Emi); six grandchildren: Jacob, Brooklyn, Eli, Nathan, Chloe and Knox; parents: Presley Val and Lucy Powell Timothy; siblings: Teresa (Steve) Foisy, Trina Timothy, Presley Timothy, Derk (Tami) Timothy, Melanie (Don) Mullen, and James Timothy; in-laws: Jane (Jim) Keech, Gaylene Didericksen, Carolyn (Chad) Rappleye, Susan (Eldred) Jensen, Jay (Virginia) Sorensen; and dozens of nieces and nephews. Upon passing from this life, Valerie was welcomed into the arms of her parents-in-law: Gail and Olga Sorensen; in-laws: Craig Wall, Marial Sorensen and Larry Diderickson; grandparents; and countless other relatives who preceded her in death.

A viewing will take place on Friday, August 19, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road (1700 West), Taylorsville, Utah. Funeral Services will take place on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the LDS Stake Center, 4501 West 11800 South, Riverton, Utah, with another viewing at the church from 9:00-9:50 a.m.

"We love you mom. Until we see you again, we'll remember that families are forever".
Published in the Deseret News on August 17, 2011.

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  • Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
  • Added: 17 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75042596
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Valerie Leah Timothy Sorensen (15 Aug 1952–13 Aug 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75042596, citing Redwood Memorial Cemetery, West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Ryan D. Curtis (contributor 46858513) .