DONALD JAMES SORENSON
October 2, 1945 ˜ July 13, 2020
Donald James Sorenson passed away Monday, July 13th, 2020 age 74 at his home in Vancouver, WA after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Don was born October 2, 1945 in Ashland, OR to Harvey and Mary Sorenson, the third of six sons. He attended Ashland High School and Southern Oregon College.
Don married Janet Morrison in 1966 while attending college in Ashland. They moved to Vancouver, WA after graduation in 1968.
Don taught mathematics for 30 years for Vancouver Schools. After retirement, he taught at Mountain View and Firm Foundation Christian schools. He loved teaching 8th grade math and coaching middle school football and track.
He enjoyed many interests over the years including playing football, riding motorcycles, hunting, and church handyman. He supported his children’s sports events. Don enjoyed the cooler climates and took RV trips to Alaska, Canada, and even to the Arctic, preferring the backroads and mountain passes. His favorite activity was working and camping at his forest acreage near Amboy.
Don was active in the Lutheran Brethren Church since becoming a Christian at Warm Beach, WA Bible Camp in 1977. He took his family to many church events in WA, OR and MN, where he made lifelong friendships. He was an encourager to many.
Don is survived by his wife, Janet Sorenson, of 53 years; his daughter, Katherine (Chad) McMurry of Vancouver, WA; and son, John (Serena) of Spokane; grandsons, Keegan (Julie) McMurry of Monmouth, OR, Seamus McMurry of Vancouver, WA; and granddaughter, Fia Sorenson of Spokane, WA; five brothers, Harvey Sorenson, John Sorenson, Dennis Sorenson, Dale Sorenson, David Sorenson; many nieces and nephews and Christian friends across the country.
A Memorial Service will be held at Memorial Lutheran Church, Vancouver, WA, Sunday, July 19, 2020. Seating is limited, please RSVP to the family.
Contributions may be made to Firm Foundation Christian School firmfoundationchristianschool.org
Please sign his guest book @ www.columbian.com/obits