Our dear husband, father and grandfather peacefully passed away at his home in Sandy, Utah surrounded by his family on August 27, 2021, after a difficult battle with cancer. He faced his health challenges with courage and patience.
Blair Wendell Sorenson, 87, was born on November 26, 1933, in Magna, Utah. He was the youngest of ten children born to Golden Leslie Sorenson and Ione Blaisdell Sorenson. Blair grew up on a small farm in Holladay and attended Granite High School, University of Utah, and Radio Institute.
Blair was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served in the US Navy on a helicopter aircraft carrier, USS Thetis Bay, and was honorably discharged in 1958. He worked at Hill Airforce Base and enjoyed real estate and other investing endeavors. He married his sweetheart, Margene Carnell, in 1956 and celebrated 65 years of marriage on July 27th. They welcomed six wonderful children into their family.
Blair enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors, especially our majestic mountains. He was an avid skier and spent many days on the mountain slopes skiing and hiking with his children. Some of Blair's other interests include photography, travel, classical music, old movies, and spending time with his dogs over the years. He was also a handyman and could fix most anything. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife Margene, son Matthew, daughter Marcy Nelson (Randal), granddaughter Sarah Pulley (Scott), brother Lloyd. Preceded in death are his children Tammi Jo, David, Steven, Bryan and 8 siblings. Thank you, Blair, for blessing the lives of all of us and providing so many incredible memories in travel and adventure.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at the Granite View Stake Center located at 9880 South 3100 East, Sandy at 11:00 AM with a viewing prior to the funeral services beginning at 10:00 AM.
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To view Blair's life tribute please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81HLGOXDCAo
I'm so glad I was able to meet Blair and feel of his kind and generous spirit. I wish I could have been blessed in knowing him better. My heart goes out to all of you at this time as I know how the loss of someone so special is so greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you , that you will receive the comfort and peace that is needed to carry on in the days that follow.
Lots of love and hugs today and always,