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Obituary: Edward Douglas Sorensen

"Will Be Missed"

Our loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and husband passed away peacefully Saturday February, 28 after a short illness.

Edward Douglas Sorensen was born September 12, 1920 in Manti, Utah, the son of E.D. and Ann Parry Sorensen. He attended Douglas Elementary, Roosevelt Junior High, and East High Schools.

He graduated from the University of Utah in June, 1941 and began working for the U.S. Civil Service Commission in Washington, D.C.

While attending the University of Utah he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and a member of the Skull and Bones Honor Society.

After the outbreak of World War II he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps and underwent training at Harvard University before being assigned to Kodiak, Alaska and later to Adak in the Aleutian Islands. He was later assigned to the Navy Supply Depot in Seattle, Washington. At the war's end he had attained the rank of Lt. Commander.

He married Jean Richardson May 9, 1944. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.

After the war he entered the University of Utah College of Pharmacy and received his degree in 1951. After managing Dan's pharmacy for several years he opened his own, Douglas Pharmacy with a group of doctors and ran it for 40 years until his retirement in 1998.

Doug was an active member of the LDS Church serving in several positions. He served in the bishopric of the Federal Heights Ward and later for several years as a counselor in the Emigration Stake presidency. In recent years, up until his passing, he served as a temple worker and he and his wife were hosts at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

He also was a member of many civic and social groups, which he enjoyed thoroughly.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Richardson Sorensen; his children, Shirley Oman (Jack), E. Douglas Jr. (Mary), Richard D. (Ann), Robert C. (Dana); 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; one brother, Parry Sorensen; and one sister, Judith Jensen. Preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Frederick; and sister, Shirley.

Funeral services will be held Wed-nesday March 3, 2004 at the Federal Heights Ward, 1300 East Fairfax Road at 11 a.m. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple and Wednesday at the Federal Heights Ward from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

The family would like to express their gratitude to all who assisted in his care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund.