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Loving, determined, caring, faith-filled, beautiful, supportive, devout, classy, inclusive, musical. A few words from the list that describe Shirlene Rae Sorenson Fisher. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. Shirlene was reunited in heaven with her husband and other family on December 30, 2022. She was 82 years old, living in Taylorsville at the time of her passing. Her death was a result of natural causes incident to age.
Shirlene was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on November 2, 1940, to Dale and Geneva Sorenson. She attended then graduated from South High School. Shirlene graduated from Stevens-Henager College as well. She then went to work for Bennet’s as a computer operator. Not long after, she agreed to a blind date, and met Walter Fisher. They married on May 5, 1960. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on June 26,1969. Walter passed away in November 2021.
Mom was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In addition to many music callings, she served in the Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary. Mom had an enduring, special faith in the power of prayer, and loved being in the temple.
For almost three decades, she dedicated her life to caring for her son, Wayne, after a serious accident that caused a debilitating traumatic brain injury. She was always at his side during rehab, while he finished his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah, and dutifully caring for all his needs. She was recognized by the Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Show on an annual Mother’s Day “Mom’s Dreams Come True” episode.
Mom and Dad built their dream home on Sweetwater Mountain near Bear Lake. They lived there for about 15 years. She still found time to continue being a loving mother and doting, supportive grandmother to all her grandchildren, no matter how they became members of the family. She also loved and served her neighbors well.
Shirlene was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Walter, two grandchildren, Michael and Erica, her brother, James, and her parents. She is survived by her children, Lauri (Kris) Rainey, Bart (Brenda) Fisher, Shelli (Chuck) Moore, Daneen (Harold) Nolte, Wayne Fisher, and Shaunel Abele, 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings Diana Young, Marsha Davis, Kevin Sorenson, Kathy Barnes, and a whole bunch of nieces and nephews.
Shirlene’s funeral will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 1:00 pm, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse located at 11196 Wasatch Boulevard in Sandy, Utah. Visitation will occur prior to the funeral from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm. Interment will be at Mountain View Memorial Estates in Cottonwood Heights. The family would like to thank the staff at Ashby Home and Hospice (especially Britanee!) and The Cottage at Legacy House in Taylorsville. More than anyone, thank you mom for loving and teaching us.
Services were streamed and can be accessed by clicking on the following link https://www.facebook.com/CannonMortuary
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Saturday, January 7, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm (Mountain time)
Saturday, January 7, 2023
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