RUTH SORENSEN(1926 - 2013)

RUTH ROSLYN SORENSEN March 3, 1926 - July 11, 2013 Ruth Roslyn Sorensen passed away peacefully on July 11, 2013 in Red Bluff. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin on March 3, 1926 to Henry and Selma Lund. Ruth attended the University of Wisconsin for one year and eventually moved to San Francisco where she met George Lawrence Sorensen at Ocean Beach after he asked to borrow her bottle opener. They started dating and eventually married in Santa Cruz on June 12, 1948. After moving to San Francisco, Ruth worked for Burgermeister and later as a medical assistant in the Bay Area. She loved people, had many friends and loved to travel. Later in life, she took up painting and became very proficient after taking art classes. She dedicated her life to raising her children, the youngest of which had Down Syndrome. She became very involved in activities promoting the independence of children with disabilities and attended all the school activities for her son, Jeff. For the last nine years she lived at Tehama Estates, where she was well liked and involved in many activities. Survivors include her daughters, Christine Sorensen Fish (Garry) of Red Bluff, Sandra Sorensen (Richard) of Sun River, Oregon and son, Gary Sorensen of Truckee, California and four grandchildren. In addition, she leaves her sister, Dorothy Lund Greninger of Rohnert Park, brothers Don Lund and Jim Lund of Madison, Wisconsin and long time best friend Jane Birch of Red Bluff. Her husband, George Sorensen and son, Jeffrey Sorensen, predeceased her. Internment and a family memorial will take place at Sunset Memory Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin in early fall.

Published in Daily News on July 19, 2013