SANDY, Utah--After a courageous struggle with an illness, our loving father, Horace Sorensen, 78, of Sandy, Utah, and formerly of Mayfield, Utah, passed away peacefully from this life at the home of his daughter, November 18, 1999, in Magna.

Horace was born August 5, 1921, to Joseph Alma and Marinda Petrina Jorgensen Sorensen in Mayfield, Utah. He married Afton Josephine Christensen, September 26, 1946, in Redmond, Utah. The marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, January 27, 1949. She preceded him in death, March 12, 1999.Horace served his country in World War II in North Africa and Italy. His abiding love for his country is a legacy his family will always cherish. He farmed on shares as well as owning a farm in Mayfield. He was a carpenter for many years before working in the carpenter shop at BYU.

He served as the bishop of the Mayfield Ward for six years before serving on the Gunnison Stake High Counsel. After moving to Sandy, he served as ward mission leader and many other ward and stake positions. For 26 years he and his wife lived in Mayfield before moving to Sandy in 1972.

He is survived by two sons and two daughters, Norma (Lex) Taylor, Magna; JoAnn (Steve) Otten, Manti; Harvey (Patty) Sorensen, Mayfield; Phillip (Joni) Sorensen, South Jordan; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Delile Sorensen, Aurora; one sister, Marion Madsen, West Jordan.

Preceded in death by wife Afton, son Paul Sorensen, two grandchildren Nicole Otten and Megan Sorensen, nine brothers and sisters: Alton Alma, Ernest John, Erna Minnie, Joseph Leo, Burdell Christian, Neil, Neva, Mary Christine, Morris.

Funeral service will be held Monday, November 22, 1999, at 11 a.m. in the Bellview LDS Ward Chapel, 1050 E. Galena Drive (9820 South) In Sandy with Bishop Thomas Jensen, officiating. Friends may call at the ward chapel in Sandy on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be with military rites at 4:00 p.m. in the Mayfield Cemetery. Funeral directors, Magleby-Jensen Mortuary of Salina and Gunnison.

The family wishes to extend their love and appreciation to the Harmony Hospice for their thoughtful and tender care.