Monday, January 2, 2012

The Last Few Months

Over the last few months we were blessed to spend some quality time together as a family before mom passed. I just wanted to post a few pictures to show you all the fun times we had together.

In November, in the week after mom returned home from the hospital, we went to Park City and spent a few nights together as a family. Mom was so disappointed that we weren't able to go on our Disney Cruise, but we still had a great time!

After our little trip to Park City, we were lucky enough to go to Disney On Ice as a family and have a chance to wear our Disney Family Cruise t-shirts. It was a fun night!

One of our last activities together as a family was going up to the Polar Express in Heber. It is a memory that we'll cherish forever!

We are so blessed to have these wonderful last memories and we will always hold them in a special place in our hearts! Thank you mom for always pulling us together. You have taught us the great meaning of a family and that will never be forgotten! Love you!


Catherine Jane Midgley Sorenson, 1949 – 2011. On December 31, 2011, Cathy’s courageous fight with cancer ended and she returned home to her Heavenly Father. Cathy was born March 23, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Frank Park and Nedra Midgley, the sixth of eight children. From an early age, Cathy had a special relationship with her parents and valued family. Some of her fondest childhood memories were visiting her grandparents in California and their visits to Utah. In 1967, Cathy graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City. After some schooling in Chicago, she returned to Salt Lake where she continued to work until she met Jay Parson Sorenson. She and Jay were married on May 20, 1977 and he has been her eternal companion since that time. Cathy and Jay quickly started a family and are parents to five children. Her family, including her husband, five children, their spouses, and her eight grandchildren were the center of her life as she was an amazing wife, mom, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Cathy was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving many in her church. She had an incredible faith in Jesus Christ and passed this faith and legacy on to her family. Cathy was a gifted artist. For the past seven years, Cathy and Jay had a booth at Swiss Days where she sold her designer gourds, each year winning an award for outstanding booth. Cathy loved nature, especially drives in the mountains with her family. Cathy loved vacations, especially trips to the east coast and Pennsylvania Dutch country. Cathy was a great cook and left many recipes to her family that will always make us think of her. More than anything else, Cathy loved many and was loved by many and will not be forgotten. The family wishes to thank the many doctors and caregivers who cared for Cathy throughout the last year and a half. Cathy is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Elizabeth. Cathy is survived by her husband, five children, Grace (Mark) Daniels, Jamie (Misa), Park (Anna), Cate (Spencer) Brown, and Elliot (Andrea), eight grandchildren, and six siblings. Funeral services will be held at the Canyon Rim 4th Ward, 3051 S 2900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84109 on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Viewings will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 S Highland Drive, Holladay, UT 84117, and from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Canyon Rim 4th Ward, 3051 S 2900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84109.

Also the Obituary should run in local papers on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.