Brent Leo Sorensen, 72, passed away on May 30, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Most obituaries state where someone resided. But this is Brent Sorensen, folks. He resided where and when he pleased...Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, California, New York, and Washington. He did life his way.
Brent was raised in Rexburg, Idaho and always called it home, so a memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 26 at 11am at the Sugar City Cemetery near Rexburg. A memorial website has been setup to share information, memories, and photos with friends and family (https://everloved.com/life-of/brent-sorensen/
Brent was a giver. He gave generously to friends and family never expecting a return.
Brent had a big heart. He cared deeply about people, especially his family and friends. He lovingly bragged about them to others.
Brent was a master storyteller. That ability was core to his 40+ year career in real estate. He told stories to help potential buyers see the vision of a life in which they could vacation with their family across the world. His stories gave people hope.
Brent was resilient. He experienced highs and lows in many ways, but his hope for a brighter future never waned.
Brent was also a passionate outdoorsman and sportsman throughout his life. He loved guns, Harleys, and freedom. Even into his 60s, he could ski better than most people on the hill. Mostly, he enjoyed simply being outdoors, looking at the night sky and wondering when the aliens would come to pick him up.
Brent was predeceased by his father, Leo, and his mother, Cora, and leaves behind his brother, Randy, his sister, Karen, and his son, BJ.
Brent married Cydnee Hill in 1979 and they had a son, BJ, in 1981. Cydnee had 2 boys, Brandon and Brody, from a previous marriage. Together, Brent and Cyd raised a family and had many adventures.
Brent was married later in life to Twigs Wakeman. Together, they traveled, rode motorcycles, and built a dynamic duo in the timeshare industry. They also raised a tiny little dog named Mini, whom Brent adored.
Brent touched many lives. He was a good man. The world benefitted with him in it and he is missed and loved. There are no words strong enough to describe the grief of his departure, but his family will carry on with resilience like he would have.
Published by Rexburg Standard Journal from Jun. 25 to Jun. 26, 2021.