Calvin Dennis Sorensen, 74, of Roy, Utah passed peacefully away on October 26, 2023, at home with his wife Becky by his side following a brief, but heroic fight against stage 4 metastatic melanoma. He was able to spend the previous evening in the comfort of his own home surrounded by the love of his wife, all of his children and grandchildren.
Dennis was born was December 25, 1948, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Calvin and Colleen Sorensen. His sister Carol said he was the best Christmas present she ever received. He was the 2nd of 5 children.
He graduated from Granite High School in 1967, where he was a member of a band called the MD’s. He enjoyed participating in high school sports, concert choir and student government. He graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor's degree in accounting and went on to obtain his CPA license, something he was very proud of.
He married Judi Thomas on September 20, 1972, in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they had 3 children Chris, Jeremy, and Toni. He was an avid supporter of all of his children’s sports ventures, and rarely missed a game. The family enjoyed camping trips and vacations, golfing expeditions and being a spectator at any University of Utah athletic event. He was proud of his children and grandchildren and enjoyed spoiling them.
He married Becky Oles, on August 18, 2018, in Sandy, Utah. He called her his “Angel Wife” and she told him she’d waited her whole life to meet him. They celebrated their 5th anniversary this year, and we all wish they could have had more time together.
When Dennis retired, he wasted no time mastering the art of wood carving. He was self-taught. His precious carvings expressed the pure joy and fulfillment he felt for life, and it was evident each carving was made with love. His passion for music led him to the keys of the piano and strums of the guitar. He brought joy to those near him by sharing his love with his newfound talents.
Although his final days were wrought with terrible side effects from an attempt at immunotherapy, Dennis remained strong and hopeful. He was at peace and kept us laughing with his terrible dad jokes. Becky was truly his angel in the last few months of his life. She cared for him and kept him in good spirits as his health declined. We are so grateful for her love and devotion to him.
Dennis is survived by his wife Becky, his children Chris (Mandy), Jeremy (Alisha), and Toni (Alysea), bonus children Jordan Ruiz and Becca Rawlinson (Zack), 7 grandchildren, his sisters Carol (Loren), Penny and brother James (Teri Jo). He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Judi, brothers Carl and Claire, and many other friends.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:00pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Rd., (10600 S.), Sandy.
“No more stormy nights. No more cloudy days.”