Randy Jack Sorenson Sr.

July 23, 1948 - July 11, 2019

Land Surveyor

Randy Jack was born on July 23, 1948 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Son of James Willard Sorenson and Betty Sue Hardin. Randy was raised in Oceanside, California and enjoyed spending time sneaking away from school to surf the waves any chance he got. In the 60's, he came kicking and screaming back to Salt Lake when his family moved. Who would blame him.

Randy graduated from Granite High School and began his studies at the Technology Engineering Institute, Salt Lake City, 1967-1968. He continued his studies at the University of Utah College of Technology, 1970-1972. He was Vice President of P/S Associates, Inc., Captain for Park City Fire District and a member of Utah State Fireman's Association, Utah Council of Land Surveyors, American Water Works Association, American Congress Surveying and Mapping, American Civil Engineers Council, Utah Sailing Association Club (Salt Lake City) (race chairman 1980-1982).

Randy excelled in sports and especially loved swimming or anything to do with water. Randy was an avid sailor where on the weekends you could find him sailing on the shores of the Deer Creek Reservoir or Bear Lake. He also loved to scuba dive and visited many sites in Mexico, Florida, and Belize. His most recent love was spending time on the golf course chasing that perfect hole in one with his friends. A big thank you to Byron, Steve D, Dan, Mike, and Steve B. for always being there for him. His one true passion was spending time with family and friends.

Randy was an amazing father, big brother, grandpa and uncle. He valued others and spending time with those closest to him. If you were in his circle, you had a friend for life. Randy was never one to mince words and you always knew where you stood with him. He was a true believer in people and always wanted the best for others.

Preceded in death by his daughter Mikel, brother Bob, sister Debbie and his father and mother. He is survived by his sons Randy Jr., Ryan; stepdaughter Kegan; granddaughter Ciara (Bryan); sisters, Karma, Jane, Barbara, Lisa; brothers Gary, Harold, Jimmy and Greg. He is also survived by his nieces, aunts, uncles and many cousins.

We would like to sincerely thank the nurses and doctors at Riverton Hospital and Intermountain Medical Center for his excellent and loving care. Fortunately, Randy did not have to fight a long battle with lung cancer.

A celebration of Randy Sorenson's life will be held Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Starks Funeral Parlor which is located at 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84106. Guests are encouraged to use the complimentary valet parking on the north side of the building. Dress is casual and remember this is a celebration so be prepared to share your favorite Randy story and help us honor this amazing man.

We love you and know you are rejoicing with your daughter Mikel and family members. Oh what a joyous reunion you must be having. We miss you and will hold you in our hearts forever.