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Obituary: Frederick C. Sorensen

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Frederick C. Sorensen, 79, died in Denver, Colorado on Monday, September 17, 2001. He was born February 26, 1922 in Salt Lake City to E.D. and Ann Parry Sorensen.

After attending Douglas Elemen-ary and Roosevelt Junior High, Frederick grad-ated from East High in 1939. At the University of Utah, where he was a member of Sigma Chi, he spent his senior year as a ROTC cadet, training for active duty in the US Army. While at the university he was a member of the Tabernacle Choir. Upon graduation in 1943 he was commissioned a second lieutenant and assigned to duty in France in World War II. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944 as a member of General George Patton's 6th Armored Division and was awarded Bronze Star.

Frederick married Harriet Horne in December,1943. They were later divorced. In 1960 he married Frances Haywood.

He was manager of Coca Cola bottling plants in Juneau, Alaska and Twin Falls, Idaho, then managed Pepsi Cola plants in New Mexico, Colorado and North Carolina. After serving as president of Mountain Dew Pepsi subsidiary in Washington DC, he was promoted to be a vice president of Pepsi Cola in New York, and was the youngest vice president in the company. Later he became president/CEO of Vernor's bottling company in Detroit, Michigan and then was vice president of the Line Chemical Co. in Chicago. He was also a consultant to corporations that were mainly engaged in franchising operations.

In retirement in Evergreen, Colo. he and Frances traveled extensively mostly among he western states.

He is survived by his wife, Frances and five children. Mrs. Robert K. (Annette) Rogers of Phoenix, Mrs. Jeffrey C. (Heidi) Swinton and Frederick Christian II of Salt Lake City, Mrs. James H. (Susan) Guest of Denver and Eric H. Sorensen, of Washington, DC, eight grandchildren, brothers Parry D. and E. Douglas Sorensen of Salt lake and sister Mrs. J. Allen (Judith) Jensen of Danville, CA.

Memorial services are scheduled Friday, September 21 with interment in the Ft. Logan National Memorial Cemetery in the Denver area.