Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

July 26, 2022
Scott M Sorenson

Obit Scott M SorensonScott M Sorenson was born May 30, 1958, in Lovell, Wyoming, to Garnet and Newell Sorenson. The first nine years of his life were spent on their cattle ranch, Dry Head, in the Big Horn Mountains. Those early years provided endless tales that fascinated his children and made him even more heroic in the eyes of his young grandchildren. Driving pick-up trucks, stoning rattle snakes and being befriended by a Native American on the ranch who wanted to adopt him! When life starts out that wild you know you are in for an exciting ride.   

The Sorenson family moved to Tooele, Utah, when Scott was in grade school and life quickly revolved around sports. Scott played any sport on any field, court, or diamond, season depending. Scott was a fierce competitor. He played with great talent and wanted to win. He lettered all four years of high school in multiple sports. That intense love of competition stayed with him throughout his life as a player, coach, and fan. Scott believed that the love for a teammate or coach didn’t end when a game or season was over and many of Scott’s lasting friendships came from the teams he played for as well as the young kids he coached and mentored.

Scotter’s favorite cheerleader, on and off the court, Patti Dean, became his eternal companion. Scott and Patti were married Sept. 24, 1977, and sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple on Dec. 12, 1978. Their 44 years of wedded bliss brought them seven beautiful children: Jenni, Stefani, Ashli, Griffin, Brock, Hadli, and Keyli, and 16 darling grandchildren. Words can’t begin to capture the love, passion, devotion, friendship, and service that they shared together. Their love is rare and an example to all who saw and felt it.    

Throughout their marriage they lived in Park City, Utah, Battle Mountain, Nevada, and Richmond, Kentucky, with a stop back home in Tooele before each new adventure.   

Scott was on top of the world in Kentucky! He loved his job and he especially loved serving as the bishop of the Richmond Ward. He often said bishop was the best calling he’s ever had. While in Kentucky, Scott made some of his truest friendships. These wonderful friends made everyday in Kentucky much richer. 

Scott thrived on working hard. And no position he held demonstrates that better than what he accomplished in his greenhouse and gardens. The patience it takes to cultivate microscopic seeds and nurse them into flowers and vegetables is astounding and Scott did this skillfully and with great delight.   

Much of Scott’s early career was spent in the copper and silver mines of Utah and Nevada. Scott was an excellent miner, in part because he was gifted at spotting a diamond in the rough. Many who will read this will recognize being one of Scott’s diamonds. You’ll know us by our personalized, unique nicknames. 

Scott welcomed everyone with an infectious warmth. He championed the underdog, he saw beauty where others did not, we are all our best selves in his presence. Scott was a gift to all of us and he showed us how to live and love in his absence.

Scott returned home to the loving arms of his Father in Heaven on July 24, 2022. Scott’s diagnosis of terminal brain cancer did not diminish his brightness. He endured every day, he laughed, he cared for others, he showed us how beautiful life is. We know it was a joyous and triumphant homecoming. God be with us till we meet again.   

Scott was proceeded in death by his parents Newell and Garnet Sorenson, brother Pat Sorenson, and Ken and Norma Dean. 

He is survived by his eternal companion Patti Sorenson; their children Jenni Sorenson (John Holmes), Stefani Sorenson (Will Dron), Ashli Asay (Clark), Griffin Sorenson (Sydney), Brock Sorenson (Lauren), Hadli Sorenson (Russell Casey), Keyli Trost (Jake); and 16 adoring grandchildren.   

A viewing will be held Friday, July 29, 2022, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Tooele 17th Ward, 132 N. 570 East, Tooele, Utah. A viewing will be held Saturday, July 30, 2022, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., followed by funeral services at 12 p.m., at the same location.

3 thoughts on “Scott M Sorenson

  1. I had many wonderful conversations with Scooter while we worked together. My Heart is truly saddened at the loss of such a wonderful friend.

  2. I miss you already partner. I have so many great memories. Mining, lakeside, Wendover and TOCDF.. I went to Pueblo and Scoot to Bluegrass. Scott taught me both professionally and personal. A great man and friend. One more time “Fire in the hole”! Rest In Peace my friend….

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