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Marilyn B. Sorensen

Marilyn Badger Sorensen, age 91, returned to her Heavenly home on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

Marilyn was born January 26, 1931, in Holden, Utah, to Burton Garr and Lila Bradfield Badger.  She was raised with her brother in Holden and reminisced often about her fond memories of friends and relatives. When she met Donald Sorensen, Marilyn knew at that moment he would be her eternal companion.  They were married and sealed for eternity June 21, 1951.  They were blessed with five children, nineteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  Several of her nephews, spouses and children were considered her kids too.  She proudly proclaimed that her posterity was her greatest achievement.

Marilyn was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and magnified her many church and temple callings.  She loved genealogy and was always up for new programs on the computer to help her make it easier and faster.

Marilyn graduated from Millard High School and attended Brigham Young University and took classes at Brigham Young University Hawaii Campus. She received many honors as an equestrian including being rodeo royalty. Marilyn was a horticulturist, PTA local and state lifetime member as well as being the State of Arizona PTA Librarian for several years.  She was a beautiful writer of stories and poetry which won her honors in Arizona and Hawaii.  She said once that her writing was only for family and friends, but many were willing to be the recipients of those beautiful poems.  Throughout her life she was active in all aspects of speech, drama, music, and dance.  She did enjoy ballroom dancing and tap the most.

Marilyn was a “collector” of 4 legged and 2 legged strays.  Her door and heart were always open to those who needed a place to stay, a listening ear, a motherly hug, and mending things including hearts, of all ages was her specialty. She loved to travel and when she was not able, the written word was her vessel to explore and learn. Marilyn was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and enjoyed the friendships made there. She will be remembered for her charitable acts of love and compassionate service over the course of her life.  She had a way of making each of us feel special and our burdens lighter each time we left her presence.

Marilyn is survived by: her children, Jeanette McCarthy; Gary Sorensen (Bettie), Nathan Sorensen (Shauna), Kathy Farmer, Lila Pacheco (David); nineteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Marilyn was preceded in death by: her parents, Burton and Lila; her eternal companion, Donald; her brother, William; a sister-in-law, Maurine; a son-in-law, David; and grandson, Gary Jr.

Marilyn will be laid to rest in the Holden Cemetery in Holden Utah. Graveside services are currently pending and will be announced at a later date.

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Sending my love to this sweet ladies family. When we were newly weds and Reece served in the Seventies Quorum, I remember your sweet parents always so fun and thoughtful to me! I believe we were involved in fund raiser enchilada dinners and roadshows too and a Stake play or two! They were two energetic and loving people. "🎶Together Again🎶 💕very fond memories‼️

Anna Jane Jarvis Mar 2 2022 1:12 AM

Sorry to hear about Marilyn's passing. She and Don were so welcoming and helpful when we moved to Thatcher in 1974, and were great Daley Estates neighbors for us for many years.

Paul & Erica Phelps Mar 1 2022 5:14 PM

What a wonderful influence for good and a blessed legacy Sister Sorensen created for her beloved family and friends. How sweet her family reunion in Heaven must be.

Paul R. David Feb 28 2022 7:41 PM

So sorry for your loss. She is such a wonderful woman. She will be greatly missed.

Christine White Thatcher Feb 28 2022 12:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Sorensen

Doug and Natalie Baker Feb 27 2022 11:29 AM

Condolences to Marilyn's family. I'll bet both she and Don had one heck of a get-together at her arrival into paradise. Nonetheless, her passing will leave a void, that only peace can fill. May you have that peace. -Steve

STEPHEN A MATTICE Feb 27 2022 10:13 AM

Such great memories of her and her family in our ward when I was a teenager. Loved this lady.

Joan Bull Feb 26 2022 12:18 PM

I have such fond memories of Marilyn and Don along with their family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lynn Daley Feb 26 2022 9:12 AM

Sending love and sympathy, ❤️

Gayrene Claridge Feb 25 2022 10:18 PM

Most Awesome Lady and Friend. Always had a kind word for you when she saw you. You will be miss my friend till we meet again, with lots of love to you.

Emma Teague Smith Feb 25 2022 9:03 PM

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