Stephen Jay Sorenson, 71, died at his home in Salt Lake City on May 29, 2021, from the effects of lymphoma. He was born on August 9, 1949, in Salt Lake City to Peter Jay Sorenson and Jeannette Hanks Sorenson. He graduated from West High School, the University of Utah, and the University of Utah Law School. He married the love of his life, Corinne Clyde, in the Salt Lake Temple on January 24, 1974, and they became the parents of five wonderful children.
He worked as a lawyer, first in the Utah Attorney General’s Office, where he served as chief of the litigation division, and for the bulk of his career, in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah, where he served as first assistant to U.S. Attorney Paul M. Warner among other assignments. Stephen was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; he served a full-time mission in the Finland Helsinki Mission as a young man, and subsequently was privileged to serve as a teacher, as bishop of the Capitol Hill Second Ward, as president of the Salt Lake Stake, and with his wife Corinne, as president of the Russia Moscow Mission, as well as in other assignments. In past times he enjoyed recording books for the blind at the Utah State Library, serving as president of the Capitol Hill Kiwanis Club, and producing the monthly bulletin for the Capitol Hill Community Council. He always felt that, in his professional, church, and community activities, he was privileged to know and work with some of the finest people on earth.
He is survived by his wife, Corinne; their children, spouses, and grandchildren, Jeannette and Jonathan Bowen (Emily and Tanner, Lindsey, Jack, Kate, Hannah, Hailey, Samuel); Peter Sorenson; Rich and Misty Sorenson (Sophia, Max, Owen, Maggie); Michael and Mandy Sorenson (Zoey, Alyssa, Audrey, Zane); Becky and John Mortensen (Brooklyn, Jake, Remmy, Kate, Ellie, baby girl (in August)); his sister and brother-in-law, Claudia and Bruce Nielson of Worland, Wyoming; and a great group of cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021, at the Capitol Hill Ward (413 West Capitol Street) at 11:00 a.m. Those who wish to attend virtually may use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/Q6cQkgcRSbM8k0HrEj_cv1n16daim23yru6PKV0DE4AbQKbjNZYJY2GYPTqJqcZg.S1qo69pcBNOSEqSg?startTime=1623084183000. Friends may greet family members the evening before the services from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Larkin Mortuary (260 East South Temple) or at the chapel before the services, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his memory to Latter-day Saint Charities or the Church Missionary Department.