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Robert Sorenson
Feb. 17, 1937 - Sep. 8, 2014

Annabella, Utah

Robert Farrell Sorenson, 77, cherished husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, died peacefully at his home in Annabella on September 8, 2014. His loving wife and children were at his bedside. He was born February 17, 1937 in Glenwood to Farrell Evan and Rosamond B. Gribble Sorenson. He married his beloved Patricia Maud Hanchett on May 23, 1959 in the Manti Temple.

Robert graduated from Richfield High School and from Utah State University with a degree in Art Education and a minor in Zoology. He taught school in the Granite School District and was hired by the district to co-author a book, "Teaching Art in the Granite School District." In 1974 Robert received an opportunity to teach in Richfield for Sevier School District, so he moved his family back to Annabella. He had teaching experience with grades 6-12 and adult education. After his retirement he worked at his son’s dental lab.

Robert was an accomplished wildlife artist, placing in the top 10 in the Federal Duck Stamp contest.

Robert was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved serving the people as bishop of the Annabella 1st Ward. He served faithfully in his other ward and stake callings.

Robert loved his family and they loved him. He was a source of great spiritual strength to his family. He loved spending time with them and going to their activities. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends. He and his wife loved camping and riding their ATV together. His greatest joy came from his family and doing the work of Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his wife Patricia; children: Daniel Robert (Zanette) Sorenson; Lana (Darren) Barney; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sisters: Shirley Ann (Kent) Charlesworth and Emma Lee (Larry) Meyers.

Preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Becky Ann Sorenson; and great-grandchildren: Madison Stubbs and Ashton Sondrup; brother-in-law, Jimmy Brown.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Annabella 1st Ward Chapel. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Magleby Mortuary and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the ward chapel in Annabella. Burial will be in the Annabella City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com

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