Crystal Lee Sorenson, age 41, died unexpectedly May 15, 2021, in West Jordan, Utah. She was born on June 29, 1979, in Downey, Idaho, to Robert and Julie Sorenson. Growing up she lived in Idaho, Arizona, and Utah. She graduated from Copper Hills High School, obtained an associate’s degree from Snow College, a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer studies from the University of Utah, and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Utah Valley University. She was about to begin a master’s program in instructional design to expand her knowledge and enhance her teaching skills. She taught 1st through 4th grades at Butterfield Canyon Elementary, Silver Crest Elementary, and Elk Meadows Elementary in the Jordan School District. She was loved by her students and fellow teachers. She had a way with children that combined love and discipline and inspired them to learn. Her greatest joy was being an aunt and playing with her nieces and nephews. Crystal had a beautiful, joyful spirit. She made many friends and influenced many lives. She will be remembered for her laugh and enjoyment of life. Crystal enjoyed cooking, crafting, quilting, traveling, Disneyland, reading, music, and especially movies.
She is survived by her parents, Robert and Julie, her sisters, Jessica, Sarah, and Jenilee, her brother Matthew, her sister-in-law Alli, and her nieces and nephews, Lyla, Alya, Axel, and Eli. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Wendell and Marie Sorenson and Carl and Anavoe Barnes.
A viewing will be held Friday evening, May 21 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery, 6500 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah, and again prior the funeral Saturday morning at 9:30 am. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Garden Park 5th Ward building on 11677 S. Grandville Avenue in South Jordan, Utah. Crystal will be interred in Downey Cemetery in Downey, Idaho. Funeral services may also be viewed virtually at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI12URUCJnU