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Jessie Sorensen
1916-2005

FERRON-Jessie Lewis Sorensen, age 88, passed away on April 15, 2005 in Ferron. She will be reunited with Que Sorensen who passed away on April 4, 2005.

She was born July 2, 1916 in Emery, to John Samuel and Eva Matilda Abelin Lewis. She married Que Sorensen on Dec. 2, 1948. Married in the Manti Temple on June 29, 1953.

She is survived by a son, Keith (Donna), Ferron; daughters, Roma (Kell) Blackham, St. George; Jeannette (Ken) Hadean, Tooele, and Susanne (Fred) Babcock, Mesquite, Nev.; nine grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; brother George Udell Lewis.

Jessie was buried at Memorial Estates Redwood, Salt Lake City.

Desiderio Sandoval

PRICE - Desiderio Albert Sandoval, age 57, passed away April 18, 2005, at home while surrounded by his family.

Born April 20, 1947, in Price to Seledon and Albertina Jacquez Sandoval.

Member of Notre Dame Catholic Church where he was in the Knights of Columbus. "Lelo" was a caring person who loved helping others. As a member of Matt Warner Chapter of the Clampers, he enjoyed helping with Sub for Santa and the American Cancer Relay for Life. He will be dearly missed by his family and a community of friends.

Survived by daughter, Jeanette Kouris; grandson, Alex Kouris, both of Chicago, Ill.; sisters, Lydia (Gilbert) Manzanares, Price; Viola (Armando) Galindo, Stanton, Calif.; Bernie Ellison, Chicago, Ill.; brothers, Seledon "Sal" Sandoval, Phoenix, Ariz.; Eddie Sandoval, Fullerton, Calif.; Frank Jacquez, Grand Junction, Colo.; one aunt, two uncles, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by parents, and infant son.

Funeral Mass Sat., April 23, 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service Friday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Friday and Saturday one hour prior to service.

Cleo Sorensen

Cleo Sorensen went to her eternal rest in the year of our Lord, Jesus Christ, on the 20th of April 2005. She was born Dec. 8, 1916 at Mohrland, in Emery County in the Beehive State of Utah. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints her entire life.

She was born to Grace Cornelia Cox (Christensen) and Peter Berner (Bert) Christensen. She was the first and oldest of seven children born to this couple. Three of the seven children are alive today. They are Zola Smith of Orem; Mahalia Sapp of St. George; and Darlene Robinson of San Jose, Calif.

Doyle Sorensen, Cleo's husband of 63 years, was sealed in the Manti Temple in Manti on the 26th of June, 1942. From this sealing, or marriage for time and all eternity, were produced six children. Four currently live today. They are Kathy Johnson of Kingsburg, Calif.; James Sorensen of Selma, Calif.; Scott Sorensen of Kingsburg, Calif.; and Jan Torgensen of Visalia, Calif. Cleo also leaves behind five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

In her younger years, Cleo graduated from Carbon County High School in May of 1935 and from the LDS Seminaries in May 1939, and from Carbon College in Price in May of 1940, with an associate of science degree.

Cleo later attended the University of California at Los Angeles, (UCLA), majoring in nutrition. While living in southern California, Cleo met her husband Doyle, who was also working, living and attending college in southern California.

Cleo was a bookkeeper, secretary, wife, homemaker, and active church member. On a regular basis she attended the Los Angeles Temple, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Oakland Temple and the Fresno Temple, when she was healthy.

Together, Cleo and Doyle raised a family of six healthy children and operated their own business for many years. They supported their children in whatever good wholesome enterprise it might be. They financed three of their children when the children served missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They helped their children attend college when the children desired to do so.

Cleo (Christensen) Sorensen will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her,

Cleo's funeral service was Mon. April 25 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2370 Burnhame Drive, Selma, Calif. A viewing was held the previous afternoon. She was laid to rest at the Floral Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Selma.


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