Apr 272011

Gloria Jean Neufeld, 64, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011, at her home in Snowflake. Funeral services were held April 14 at the Pioneer Park Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Snowflake. Burial was in Heber Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 20, 1947, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Eugene and Billy (Taylor) Sorenson. She was raised in Estacada, Ore.

She moved to Arizona, and lived in California and Kentucky for a time before returning to Arizona. She was a member of the Lions Club and SAV. She loved to dance and sing, and enjoyed camping.

Survivors include her four children, Lori DeAnn Sowell, Michael Dean Sorensen, Donna Renee Baralla and Scott Allen Sowell; her brothers and sisters, Patricia Ann, Gail Yvonne Eme and Kirk Douglas Sorensen; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Eugene Charles Sorensen.

Black’s Mortuary of Show Low was in charge of the arrangements.