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Obituary: SORENSEN, BRY

Published: Saturday, Oct. 25 2014 10:47 a.m. MDT

Bry D. SorensenLoving Husband and FatherBry D. Sorensen, age 85, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2012 after his long battle with multiple sclerosis. He was born June 10, 1926 in Salina, Utah to Max and Bernice Sorensen. He married his High School sweetheart Louie Draper in 1944 in Richfield, Utah. Bry was drafted into the US Army in 1945, and served in WWII. He obtained many degrees in University and Colleges throughout the state of Utah. He served as Athletic and Drivers Education Director at Granite School District where he pioneered many programs, such as the Utah Ski Program and the Driving Range program in Driver's Education. He has coached many athletes and was inducted into the Coaches Hall of Fame in 1989. He received many service awards for his dedication to youth athletics; he devoted his life to inspiring young people in education and athletics. Bry was passionate about helping others and riding and racing his much loved horses. He was inducted into the Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame in 1987 for his dedication to horse racing. Bry is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Louie Sorensen, his beloved daughter "Max" Maxene Caroline Mulligan (Christopher P.), brothers Dent Sorensen (Valene), Ted Sorensen (Lynda), and extended family Robin Faust (Marcie). He is preceded in death by parents Max and Bernice Sorensen and brother Nard Sorensen (Pat). Bry will be missed by many that he inspired to become the best they could be. Memorial services will be Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Chapel, 3401 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah. Family will receive friends at 10:00 AM, one hour prior to service. The family would like to thank the physicians and nurses at IMC STICU for their excellent care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation in his name.