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Marilyn A. Sorenson

February 4, 1930 — November 24, 2021

A most beautiful soul was brought into this world on February 4, 1930, in St. Louis, Missouri to her adoring parents Agnes Lewis Fawcett and Fredrick Eugene Fawcett.

Marilyn was the center of their world as she spent her early years in Missouri while her father had to spend time at a Sanitarium recovering from Tuberculosis that he contracted returning from WW2. To continue his recovery, Marilyn and her parents moved to Texas and eventually settled in Kerrville. Quickly adapting to the Texas way of life, Marilyn enjoyed and thrived in activities in and around the Hill Country. She participated in church activities and pageants as the apple of her parents’ eyes.

Marilyn graduated from Tivy High School and went on the Texas State College for Women (Texas Woman’s University) participating in multiple activities especially music. Marilyn graduated from TSCW in 1952 with a Liberal Arts degree. Upon returning to Kerrville, she met the love of her life, Alan E Sorenson. Marilyn was a homemaker raising 6 outstanding children Larry Albert, Nancy Suzanne, M’Lynda Jane, Lisa Gaye, Bonnie Dawn and Laurianne Ruth. Alan’s career required regular travel and provided for multiple career opportunities which moved the family to many places and states to include Missouri, Puerto Rico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland and then finally back to San Antonio, Texas.

In 1971 while living in Pennsylvania, Marilyn completed her Master of Arts in Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Marilyn had a vocal gift and sang with many choirs as well as played the cello with the Symphony Orchestra in Puerto Rico and Greensburg Pa. Returning to Texas she taught at Krueger Middle School in the Special Education Department and then retired in 1994. Upon retirement Marilyn helped raise 3 grandchildren Heidi, Katie and Brandi Sorenson all while remaining active in the Kappa Kappa Iota Sorority (Alpha Lamda Chapter) and church activities. Marilyn loved gardening, searching recipes, loved participating in monthly luncheons, Choir at WUMC and LACE activities. Marilyn and Alan loved to travel in their RV throughout the US, Hawaii and internationally.

Marilyn was an inspiration to everyone. She had a heart of gold which radiated through her beautiful smile.

Marilyn is predeceased by her children; Larry Sorenson and Laurianne Sorenson Mathews.

She is survived by her children; Nancy Sorenson, M’Lynda Sorenson Durr and husband COL (ret) Chuck Durr, Lisa Sorenson Smith, Bonnie Sorenson Corbett and (husband) Raymond Corbett Jr. Grandchildren; Heidi Sorenson Olson (husband) Jeff, Katie Sorenson Pollok (husband) Ryan, Brandi Sorenson, Austin Mathews, Tyler Mathews, Kaitlyn, Raymond Daniel III, Kacey Corbett, Charles Durr III (wife) Morgan. Lindsey Smith. Great grandchildren; Jakob, Mason Olson, Charlotte, Wyatt, Coltt, Lynette Pollok, Carsten, Warren Brooks Durr and Kilee Sorenson.

Marilyn was reunited with her late husband of 68 years, Alan E Sorenson on November 24, 2021. Both are loved and missed dearly.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Friday, February 4, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Windcrest United Methodist Church

8101 Midcrown Drive, San Antonio, TX 78239

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