Ruth Madsen Sorenson
1928 - 2018
April 6, 1928 - May 30, 2018 Ruth Sorenson died peacefully on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach. She was the daughter of Richard and Gudrun Madsen who immigrated to the United States from Denmark. She was proud of her Danish heritage and passed on the customs and culture to her children. Ruth was born in Huron, South Dakota but spent her early childhood in Denver, Colorado before settling in Los Angeles, California for her high school years. Ruth attended Dorsey High School and then UCLA. She married Curt Sorenson on November 12, 1949. Originally settling in Manhattan Beach they began raising a family before moving to La Mirada and finally Huntington Beach, California. Ruth was a beloved first grade teacher at Mary Zoeter Elementary School in Seal Beach for many years. Her first priority in life was always providing unconditional love and support for her family. She said that she was at peace at the end of her life and gratified to see her children and their offspring well established in life. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Curt, in 1996. She is survived, and much loved, by her children Scott Sorenson (Katherine), Larry Sorenson, and Lisa Sorenson Harryman (Mark), her grandchildren Brooke Sorenson, Paige Harryman Cogorno (Griffin), Scott Sorenson Jr, Jack Harryman and great grandchildren Hadley and Grayson Cogorno.
Published by Los Angeles Times on Jun. 10, 2018.
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