Leo J Sorensen
06/20/2021

Leo J Sorensen passed away on June 20, 2021. He was born December 9, 1926, to Charles Alfonzo Sorensen and Ora Lena Olorenshaw Sorensen. He married Lucy Mae Sneddon on May 24, 1950, in Pocatello, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in Salt Lake Temple on October 4, 1961.

His father was killed accidentally by a horse when Leo was 2 years old. Later his mother married Lloyd Panter and was raised on a farm in Perry, Idaho. At the age of 17, he graduated from Pocatello High School and then joined the Navy in 1944. He went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad as an apprentice Machinist, to keep working he worked in 5 States for the Union Pacific finishing up at the Salt Lake Diesel Shop. While working there, he became the Manager/Treasurer of the U.P. Shop Employees Credit Union for 9 years.

He is survived by his wife Lucy Mae and son Larry J Sorensen, daughter, Katherine Peterson, and grandson, Tyson Peterson.

He is preceded in death by his stepfather, Lloyd Panter; mother, Ora Lena Panter; daughter, Kim M. Tyler; sister, Maxine Panter Jensen; and brother Theodore Panter.

There will be no formal services, but family & friends are encouraged to sign the electronic guestbook on the Spilsbury Mortuary website.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign his online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com.

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2 Responses

  1. Leo was a great neighbor and became a good friend. I will miss his joyful attitude and his railroad stories. Till we meet again my friend. Dick and K.C. Eldredge

  2. My memories of Leo are the most fondest from my childhood. They welcomed me on their many adventurous camping trips to Flaming Gorge and California. I was blessed to have Kim as my best friend growing up and to have Leo and Lucy as my second parents. I can just imagine what terror he felt as Kim and I drove off in his extremely large LTD when we were just starting out driving. He was probably wondering what stationary items might be masacred along the way! Leo was very kind and generous to me and I will treasure my memories with them forever.
    You are in our hearts today and always. Thamsin, Brandon, and Sophia

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