Dellas Sorensen

Dellas H. Sorensen, age 79, peacefully passed away on May 5, 2024, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Glendale, Utah. Born January 27, 1945, in Cedar City, Utah to Burke B. and Elizabeth Heaton Sorensen, the second of nine children. Dellas grew up in Orderville, Utah. He especially loved spending time at the family ranch with his grandpa Binnie Sorensen, farming, taking care of animals and hunting. During high school he enjoyed many sports, excelling in track and had many friendships that resulted in a lot of shenanigans. His junior year of high school he served as FFA president. He graduated from Valley High School in 1963, after serving as the student body president. After graduation he attended a year of college at CSU, in Cedar City and then served a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northeast British Mission. Afterward he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving a year in Vietnam, earning a Purple Heart. He loved his country and patriotism was very close to his heart and he was proud to be a member of the American Legion. While continuing his education at Brigham Young University, he met his future wife and sweetheart, Colleen Tucker. They were married on July 29, 1970, in the St. George, Utah Temple and raised eight children, Shane, Jason, Colette, Ramona, Susan, Ben, Joseph, and Michelle. Upon graduation from BYU, Dellas and Colleen moved their family to Colleen’s hometown of Haw Creek, Florida. He taught at the local high school in Bunnell for 10 years and raised cattle, timber and kids, until the family decided to then move back to Orderville, Utah, in July, 1984. For the next year Dellas took over the Trash for Cash (secondhand furniture business) his father had started until he began teaching at Valley High School teaching ag, shop and holding the position of FFA advisor for the next 21 years. He was instrumental in starting the local Kane County Fair Livestock Show. He enjoyed watching his kids and grandkids playing sports, raising many animals, farming, and lots of gardening! He was active in the Glendale Ward in various church callings, his favorite being ward mission leader. He is preceded in death by his parents, Burke and Beth Sorensen, sister Lillian Andrew, son-in-law Neil Harris, and a sister-in-law Joyce Sorensen. He is survived by his loving wife, Colleen Sorensen and their eight children, Shane (Tiffany) Sorensen, Jason (K-Lee) Sorensen, Colette (Travis) Roundy, Ramona (Nathan) Chamberlain, Susan (Cade) Matheson, Benjamin (Lisa) Sorensen, Joseph (Shalisse) Sorensen, and Michelle (Paul) Cox; 33 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Siblings: Lee (Elaine) Sorensen, Jacque (Jim) Glover, Claudia (Dave) Walker, Harriett (Dilworth) Perkins, Mack (Tami) Sorensen, Mavis Hughes, and Liz (Bret) Chidester and a brother-in-law Johnny Andrew.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 11:00 AM at the LDS chapel in Glendale, Utah, with a viewing starting at 9 AM. The burial will be in the Orderville Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were made with Mosdell Mortuary of Kanab, Utah.

You are invited to watch the services through the Glendale Ward Link below.

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  1. Carla Taylor May 7, 2024 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Great friend and so many wonderful memories

  2. Myrna Holgate May 7, 2024 at 6:48 pm - Reply


  3. Chuck Lassabe May 7, 2024 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    Prayers for the family. I meetDellas through the hunt camp at Haw Creek. He will be missed

  4. Alice Gipson May 7, 2024 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    A wonderful teacher that we enjoyed for high school and FFA ..He will be missed!

  5. Anna Gipson Robbins May 7, 2024 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    He was a wonderful man and teacher at Flagler Palm Coast. He will be missed. Me and my family send our love and condolences to Colleen and the family.

  6. Suzann Hansen May 7, 2024 at 9:59 pm - Reply sorry to hear about your loss. I served in the NE British mission with Dallas (Elder Sorenson). He was such a good Elder, always happy and fun. I loved when he sang, “everytime I go to town, the others kick my dawg around.” Wishing you sweet memories today. Sister Suzann Perry Hansen

  7. Milo mccowan May 7, 2024 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    So sorry, what a great man and friend. I will miss him badly

  8. Michael Kilmer May 8, 2024 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Manti Utah FFA Chapter sends their deepest sympathies to the Sorenson Family.

  9. Jimmy Hogan (FPC) 1982 May 9, 2024 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Sometimes a person can’t see their path in life because of obstacles and circumstances. Dellas removed obstacles with just a few phone calls and opened up the road so I could see it. When I saw the road, I ran towards a life I’ve always dreamed of. So what did I learn from Dellas? Just show someone the path, tell someone that they can, no excuses and while on that path remember the grand reason for being here on this beautiful place called earth. Be good to one another help someone else see the way. Dellas YES I AM ONE OF YOURS. I am proud to say that. Rest knowing I do have a testimony. The last thing You asked me was If I’m ACTIVE. Yes I’m Active doing the things above that you taught me. Rest knowing that that all those who are yours are trying to pass it forward…

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