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Obituary for Rae Brinley Sorensen

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Rae Brinley Sorensen

November 2, 1924 - January 18, 2015

Rae Brinley Sorensen passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the age of 90. She was born November 2, 1924 in Ursine, Nevada, to J. Harold and Vera Lee Brinley and spent her youth in Las Vegas, Nevada. After graduating from Las Vegas High School in 1942, Rae attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Rae married William T. (Ted) Sorensen on April 19, 1952 in the St. George Utah LDS Temple.


Rae was always energetic throughout her life and eager to share her many talents. In her early years, she was an accomplished ballet dancer and sang in church and local community choirs. During her husband’s 30-year military career, Rae enjoyed living in London, England; Bethesda, Maryland; Ewa Beach, Hawaii; and Monterey, California.


She volunteered her time and talents to several Navy relief organizations and efforts. Rae also performed throughout California as a member of the Monterey Choral Society. In later years, Rae served for 32 years at the Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah with over 22,000 hours of volunteer service.


Rae was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  She served in various church callings within the Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society organizations. She was also a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.


Surviving is her husband, Ted, her daughter Toni (Dennis) Bills of Fruit Heights, Utah; and three grandchildren, Jared and Jordan Bills and Staci (Dallan) Grange.


Rae was preceded in death by her sister, Audrey.


She is loved and will be fondly remembered as “Aunt Rae” by her many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews.


Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park 836-36th Street Ogden, UT with Bishop Todd Stevenson officiating.


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Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Time: 1:00 pm -

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: November 2, 1924
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Gale & Loya Garrett posted on 1/22/15

We would like to express our condolences to Ray's family. We are members of the Bloomington 4th Ward where the Sorensens resided for many years. Gale was their Home Teacher and enjoyed going to their home. He had great admiration for Ted and loved to talk about planes and flying with him. Ray often told me how much they loved my husband. I remember the many craft projects in RS and Ray was always there. She loved to make things for her family. I'll bet you have a wooden soldier and many other Christmas decorations made by her very talented hands. I had the privilege of working with Ray on the Jubilee of Trees committee for several years. She and Elma Ogden were incredible ladies who knew how to serve. What an example to all who knew them! We have missed Ray and Ted since they moved but we knew it was necessary for them to be closer to their family. Please tell Ted how much we love them both and how grateful we are to have known Ray and had the Sorensons in our Ward family for so many years. Fondly, Gale and Loya Garrett


Jim Keate posted on 1/21/15

Dear Toni: I was reading the paper tonight after a long day and saw your mother's obituary. I wanted to write a quick note and let you know how sad I was to hear of her passing. What a truly elect lady she is and always will be!! Please give my love to your father as well. He is an amazing man. We would sometimes run into your mom and day in St. George---mostly at Costco or something. What a treat it was to see them!! Your mom was always so fun to visit with. It was always great to "catch up" a bit on what your family was up to and how everyone was. May the Lord wrap His comforting arms around you and your family in the weeks and moths to come. The Keate family sends their love to you all. Jim Keate


Mack and Linda Lane posted on 1/20/15

Toni, Dennis, and family, so sorry to hear of your lose. Losing a parent is very hard but at least you can celebrate a.long and wonderful life. We hope you can make this time a time of celebration of memories. Please know that we are thinking about you and your family.


LaMar and Leanne Ferdig posted on 1/19/15

How we love Rae and her family! Rae made us feel special whenever we spoke to her. She was a bundle of energy and a prime example of what "service to others" is all about. She had a wonderful smile and used it to cheer others. LaMar said she learned to drive at Daytona! Always on the go - that was Rae! And my precious "Sorns" is my very best friend in the whole world. Take care and we will see you soon.


David Gibson, Sr. posted on 1/19/15

Uncle Ted, Toni Lee, Dennis,Jared, Jordan and Staci, We are saddened to hear of this wonderful woman's passing, but take great peace in knowing of the reunion that is taking place in Heaven. Auntie Rae and Uncle Ted have been such a huge part of our lives and our children's lives. They were a way station in the hot desert every time we passed through on our way to parts further north. They were such a comfort as we visited our loved ones graves every Memorial Day for probably for over fourth years. We loved her so much. There are so many volumns of memories that we will record and get to you soon. We love you and you are in our prayers. We will see you Wednesday. Love, David and Teresa