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Corrina Sorensen

February 24, 1960 — April 22, 2024

Athol

Corrina Sorensen

Corrina Dawn (Durfey) Sorensen, 64, of Athol, Idaho passed away peacefully on April 22, 2024 after a 15-month battle with breast cancer. Until the end she maintained her kindness, grace, compassion, love of family and friends, and expressed gratitude for a life filled with adventure.
Born on Feb 24, 1960, the eldest of three children, she came into the world prematurely and was not expected to survive; but astonished the attending doctors and nurses with her tenacity to live. Corrina grew up in Kearns, UT and excelled at music. At age 8 her parents bought her a piano and she started lessons. At 13 she was both the church organist and choir pianist. She went on to play the organ in eight Messiah recitals. During junior high school she joined the chess team and competed against other schools in the Salt Lake Valley. During one of those years, she was rated #1 female player in the state of Utah in her age bracket.
She attended Brigham Young University and majored in accounting. It was there she met her future husband, Eugene Alan Sorensen. After she graduated, they were married a week later in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Jordan River Temple. They spent the next 41 years together, most of that time in Seattle, WA.
Corrina taught piano and organ, worked as a tax accountant, and as a bookkeeper for a startup company. But most of all she loved volunteer work. She worked for Catholic Community Services visiting shut-ins and helping them around their home, and did volunteer tax preparation. She reared four self-reliant children who learned to love music and play the piano. She confessed, “There are many titles that I could have: I could be an accountant, a piano teacher, a bookkeeper, but I chose that I would be a wife, a mother and a homemaker. Those are my favorite titles.” Her love language was service. She served in numerous church leadership capacities leading adult and young women organizations. She was passionate about gardening. Being able to can beans and berries that she had grown brought her immense joy. She loved hiking with Gene. In 2020 they made a 4000-mile road trip to visit kids and hike the Sandia Ridge in New Mexico and the Flat Irons in Colorado.
Corrina and Gene were fortunate to serve together as missionaries in Japan. She felt it was extremely challenging at first, but grew to love the Japanese people and the young missionaries they served. She made lifetime friends there. In 2022 they settled in northern Idaho where Corrina could pursue her passions for gardening, hiking and time with grandchildren.
Corrina is survived by her husband Gene, her parents Don and Connie Durfey, her sister Linda Allen, and her children: Brett Sorensen, Emily Ricks, Heather Paulet, Eric Sorensen, and 7 grandchildren. Her younger brother, Matthew Durfey, passed away several years ago.
Services will be held on Saturday May 18th, 2024 at 10:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Post Falls Stake Center: 1670 McGuire Rd, Post Falls, ID 83854. Interment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery, Coeur D’Alene.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests people donate to the American Cancer Society.

For those unable to attend, below is a livestream to view the Memorial remotely:
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Saturday, May 18, 2024

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints

1670 N McGuire Rd, Post Falls, ID 83854

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

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