Joseph LeVoy Sorenson, our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and valiant servant of our Heavenly father died peacefully in West Jordan, Friday, September 11, 1992. He was 90-years-old.
He was born June 29, 1902 in Leamington, Utah and was the oldest son of 12 children. He married Emma Blaser in Rexburg, Idaho Dec. 23, 1920; they were later sealed in the Logan LDS Temple. They had seven children, 28 grandchildren, 101 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren.Joseph was always a devoted, loving son, husband, father, grandfather, who loved children and was a great hugger. Waiting to welcome him are three children, Donald, Carol, Lois, and his beloved sweetheart, Emma. His living children are James LeVoy, Salt Lake City; Eileen Smith of Placerville, Calif.; Emma Jean Haight, West Jordan; and Joy Armstrong of Roseville, California. Also survived by three brothers and a sister, Doyle, Yuba City, Calif.; Clayton, Sacramento, Calif.; Loran, Chico, Calif.; and Gloria Backman, Salt Lake City.
Joseph was owner and manager of National Ice and Beverage in Lincoln, California and co-owner of the Roseville Livestock Auction Yard, both very successful businesses. He was president and founder of the Roseville Rotary Club. He traveled extensively as president of the National Livestock Auction, even lobbying in Washington, D.C. He was a salesman and vice president for Sorenson Research.
He gave a lifetime of service to the LDS Church, serving as a bishop, in Bishoprics, as Sunday School superintendent, on the Stake High Council and Stake Mission President.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 14, 1992, at the Mountain View Stake Center, 2901 West 90th South, 12 noon. Friends may call Sunday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South state Street, Murray, and
11-11:45 a.m. before the services at the church. Burial, Sutter City, California.
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