James O. Sorensen, 58, of Firth, was reunited with his parents Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at his home from natural causes.
Jimmy was born June 25, 1955, in Shelley to Verdal O. and Edna Emma Lyon Sorensen. He was born with a rare syndrome called Rubinstein-Taybi. Children with this syndrome usually pass away from a heart defect around the age of 20.
Jimmy loved to ride on the four-wheeler, thinking he was driving, but his sister would be sitting on the front rack steering. He was very smart. He could not talk, but made up his own sign language. He loved to go out where Thane and Connie Christensen were harvesting potatoes and watch the tractors, combines and all the big trucks.
He is survived by his sister, Georgia Sorensen, and many cousins who loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Lynn.
Special thanks to our cousins. Thank you to Robert and Kimberly for the care they gave him while Georgia was at work. Thank you Care One Services in Blackfoot.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 24, at Kimball Ward Chapel, 744 N. 600 East in Firth. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 W. Oak St. in Shelley, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Monday prior to service at the church. Burial will be in Basalt Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www .nalderfuneralhome.com.