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Obituary for Sueko kuniyoshi Sorensen

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Sueko kuniyoshi Sorensen

May 28, 1942 - September 9, 2011

“Gone Golfing”CLINTON – Sueko Kuniyoshi Sorensen, 69, passed away Friday, September 9, 2011 following an auto accident. She was born May 28, 1942, in Okinawa, Japan to Shinsho Kuniyoshi and Umi Nitta. Sueko attended an Ikebana school (literally ‘flowers kept alive’) where she received high honors for her talent. Later she ran a super market in Okinawa. She married Kenny Sorensen on January 18, 1992 in Okinawa, Japan. Sueko loved flowers (she raised the most beautiful orchids), she loved Jim Reeves music and the Platters, was a superb cook and loved her home and loved her husband. She was a big-hearted and emotional person who could light up a room with her smile. Sueko was an avid golfer and she earned hundreds of trophies for bowling. She also loved to “win big” in Wendover. Sueko is survived by her husband, Kenny; her son Reuta Nakomota of Japan; step-son Mark Sorensen (Kimberly) of Las Vegas, Nevada; step-daughter Shana Glines (Mike) of West Valley, Utah; and 7 grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters Setsuko Hiener (Roy Gruwell) of Austin, Texas; Mieko Kuniyoshi of Okinawa, Japan; Tomiko Robinson (Gary) of Austin, Texas; Akemi Kuhn (Leon) of Okinawa, Japan; and her brothers Shinko Kuniyoshi of Japan and Akira Kuniyoshi of Okinawa, Japan. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Takeshi Kuniyoshi. She will be so missed by her family and many friends. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 6:00 ~ 8:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden. Cremation under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, remember Sueko when you see a beautiful flower and “have, enjoy!”To help defray medical expenses the family would appreciate any donations. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


Timeline for Sueko kuniyoshi Sorensen

Born: May 28, 1942
Died: September 9, 2011

Condolences for Sueko kuniyoshi Sorensen

Yuko Hirayama and Noriko Miyagi posted on 9/24/11

Sueko-san was a wonderful woman.She always encouraged me when we met her. Her kindness and warmth will be engraved in my memory. Thank you Sueko-san.Kenny-san Please accept our deep sympathy.We pray her soul may rest in peace.


Ken Komesu posted on 9/15/11

Sueko-san… Never forget the big and welcoming smile she gave me when I first met her. She always showed us the kindness and toughness that Okinawan women posses. We will all miss her so much. Rest in peace. Ken and family in Okinawa


Stephanie Robinson posted on 9/15/11

I love you and will miss you always. Wish we could have spent more time together, you will always be in my thoughts.


Megumi Italiano posted on 9/14/11

Sueko was like a big sister like friend here in Utah. We moved from Okinawa around the same time and we've been good friends ever since. She would always call me whenever she wanted to share Goya that her sister would send from Texas or okra that she grew...She always welcomed me with good home made Oknawan food that I miss so much and we would talk about for hours... She treated me like her own little sister. She truly had a wonderful life having the most wonderful husband and doing the most wonderful thing she loved. Golf and bowling and working out! She will be truly missed by me and by everyone! I will miss the phone calls and the get togethers at her house. I've learned most from her to enjoy life to the fullest, be true to yourself and be happy in what ever you do! I love you Sueko ne-san! I know you will be watching over us! Thank you for everything!!!


Karlene Eskeslson posted on 9/14/11

Sueko you will be truly missed.. loved to see you every wednesday, your knid smile a funny sense of humor always made my day.... Will miss teasing you about "honey bunny" ha ha you know why... May god wrap you in his loving arms and comfort your family ... And get to know my mom she to loved to play golf to.... R.I.P.


Ken and Becky Hill posted on 9/13/11

Kenny, we are truely sorry for the loss of Sueko. She was such a sweetheart -always bringing over tomotoes and other vegies or fruit to us. She was an excellent gardener and took such great care of your home. We will miss her and friendliness as well as humor. We truely enjoyed her as our neighbor! Please accept our deepest sympathy for your tremendous loss!Ken & Becky Hill


"Geddy" Gary Guyott posted on 9/13/11

Sueko, She was my MaMa, my watch dog, my most fierced opponent at the bowling alley, no chance on the golf course, but most Importantly she was my friend and helped my best friend overcome his bad experiences and relight up his life with joy and laughter... I will never forget the "Chicken Lady" . Together Kenny and Sueko-san were a ray of light, although that ray of light may have dimmed we will forever shine in that light that she brought to each and everyone of us...Sueko -San, Sheila and I Love You and don't worry ,all of us will take care of Biggie ...Love Geddy and Sheila Guyott


susan sullivan posted on 9/13/11

Sueko was a wonderful person. She always was smiling and happy. Never had a bad word for anyone and made everyone around her happy. We will miss her at the golf course. Rest In peace Sueko.


Barbara Maxwell posted on 9/13/11

I will always remember the "special rice" balls, made with very special rice, she would always say..... she brought them to me at the golf course in Okinawa...they were delicious !! She was the only person that could play golf and never get mad at a bad golf shot, she would just laugh and continue the game...she always won the match too. I know we and Kenny will miss her dearly!


Larry Basinger posted on 9/13/11

I will never forget and will always cherish golfing with Sueko on Okinawa. Except of course the fact that she beat me everytime. I loved her wit and sense of humor, she never failed to make us smile. Sorry for your loss Kenny you are in our thoughts and prayers


Burnis Skinner posted on 9/12/11

Sueko was a wonderful woman. She litterly made my friend Kenny shine. He was a changed man after he met her. I love her for that alone. Kenny you will always have some of the most wonderful memories to reflect upon and that is a great gift.Your friend, Burnis Skinner