Hoyle Larsen Sorenson
May 14, 1925 ~ February 21, 2022
Ogden, Utah–Our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, Hoyle Larsen Sorenson age 96, passed away February 21, 2022 at his home in Ogden, UT of natural causes. Hoyle was born on May 14, 1925 in Ephraim, UT to Leora Ardell Larsen Sorenson-Morgan and Merrill Orlando Sorenson.
He married Donna Ruth Nielsen on January 19, 1949, during their senior year at Utah State University. He proudly served our county in the US Army during World War II on the island of Shemya in the Aleution Islands. Hoyle had the privilege of being editor of the Shemya Newspaper with a distribution of 2,000 papers daily.
Through his varied work experience, the family, lived in many locations in Utah including Teasdale, Manilla, Richfield, and Ogden, Utah. Hoyle and his sons enjoyed the outdoors taking many hikes, fishing trips, skiing and going camping over the years. He and Donna traveled to many parts of the world. When they weren’t traveling, they participated in a bowling league, played cards with friends and traveled to see their children and grandchildren. In his retirement Hoyle could frequently be found on the golf course. His love of the outdoors was apparent with his backyard sanctuary for quail, other birds and the occasional squirrel. He was well known for his editorials in the Standard Examiner for the environment and land stewardship.
He is survived by his children, Craig H. “Sage” and Ramona Sorenson of Escalante, UT; Brian K. Sorenson of Grand Junction, CO; Scott M. (deceased) and Mary Sorenson of Lyman, UT; and Kevin L. Sorenson of South Ogden, UT; 13 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren and sibling, Ron Morgan of Salt Lake City, UT
He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna; son, Scott M. Sorenson; sisters, Dixie Drage, Venna Anderson, and Nedra Quinn and his parents.
The family would like express appreciation to Susy Calinga (a visiting angel), his long-term caregiver, and good friend. Thanks to Applegate and Pine View caregivers for their assistance. Special thanks to Kevin Sorenson for years of constantly keeping watch, tending and being a great caregiver and son.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.