Obituary

Alex Lynn Soderborg
Alex Lynn Soderborg 9/15/1983 ~ 7/9/2008 Beloved son and brother, passed away in an auto accident late Wednesday, while riding his motorcycle.Served an LDS Mission to Mexico, Guadalajara from April 2003 to April 2005. He returned with Honor. Alex loved being of service to others. He will be missed by all who knew him. Survived by his parents, Lee and Karen Soderborg, his siblings, Pam and Joel Willis, his twin Brian, Olivia, Connie, Cody and Brittney, his favorite niece Emily, and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, grandma, other extended family and friends. Viewing Monday July 14th from 6-8 p.m. at the Broomhead Funeral Home, 12600 So. 2200 W. in Riverton. Funeral at the LDS Chapel, 2976 W. 4270 S. in West Valley City at 11 a.m. on Tuesday the 15th with viewing an hour before the service. Donations may be made to the Alex Soderborg Memorial Account at America First Credit Union. Online condolences: www.broomheadfuneralhome.com
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 7/13/2008

Published in the Deseret News on 7/13/2008
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  1. July 13, 2008
    Alex will truly be missed. He was an asset to our UPS operation and one of the best . . .
    Chris Smith (SLC, UT)

  2. July 13, 2008
    Dear Karen and family
    I am so so sorry for the loss of your son. I know how much you love your children and my prayers and love are with you.
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  3. July 13, 2008
    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Alex. I had the pleasure of working with him at Spectrum and he was quite a character with his off the wall requests for results from our contractors. The things he’d say would make me laugh from “no more Mr. Nice Guy” to him “holding the photos for ransom” until we received more information. He would stop by my desk looking for his roommate, Brute (Aaron) from time to time or to give me paperwork. He had a crazy frizzy hairdo and loved his retro t-shirts – reminding me of the 1980’s. Even when he would wear his blue jumpsuit from his work at the airport into work at Spectrum looking like Michael Myers from that scary movie…..I can’t remember the name. He was funny, I miss seeing his face in the breakroom as we’d run across eachother often collecting printed paperwork. I’m very sad and sorry for his loss.
    Shawnlynn Morrow (Sandy, UT)

  4. July 13, 2008
    Lee, Karen and family,
    We are greatful for the opportunity we had of knowing Alex. When he first returned from his mission he and Brian came to help Martha on several of her home projects. He had a wonderful happy countenance about him, and a personality that radiated that happiness. I am greatful for the faith we share in the gospel of Jesus Christ and in the knowledge of what awaits us when we pass from this life. The sadness we feel will someday be replaced by joy and happiness when the reunion takes place. Our prayers are with all of you.
    Steve Crump
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  5. July 13, 2008
    Lee and Karen,
    We are so sorry for the loss of Alex. We love him so much. We will miss the way his face lights up when we see him, and his fun sense of humor. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you through this time.
    Lynne and Ken Daweon (Clinton, UT)
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  6. July 13, 2008
    ALEX WAS IN MY WARD GROWING UP HE WAS A GREAT GUY AND WILL BE MISSED GREATLY, OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY AT THIS TIME.
    BRYCE MORRILL (HERRIMAN, UT)

  7. July 14, 2008
    Pam and Family,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother and son. You’re family is in my thoughts and prayers.
    Ashlee Provost
    Ashlee Provost (West Valley City, UT)

  8. July 14, 2008
    Dear Lee, Karen, Pamela, Joel, Brian, Olivia, Connie, Cody, and Brittney, I can only say how deeply saddened I am that you have to go through this difficult time. I love you all so very much, and I hope the love you feel from so many people will help to ease your suffering. Alex is an exceptional person! He is a man of honor and truth, with a wonderful fun side. He has always been that way. I know he will always be with you like my dad is with me. Love, Anne
    Anne Wolfe (Sandy, UT)
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  9. July 14, 2008
    We are very sorry for your loss, If I could sum up Alex in one word it would be DEPENDABLE. He was a great asset to our team at Integrared Airline Services, He could operate any piece of equipment and was a very valuable employee. We will truly miss him. You should be very proud of him.
    Daniel Campbell (Salt Lake City, UT)

  10. July 14, 2008
    Alex was a remarkable individual, and a great friend. I loved spending time with him on the ramp, and enjoyed his jokes and smiles when he would stop into the office to say hi to me or pick up his checks. Myself, along with many others, will miss him greatly!
    ~Jenifer Schafer, Office Manager at Integrated Airline Services.~
    Jenifer Schafer (Cottonwood Heights, UT)

  11. July 14, 2008
    Brian and Family,
    I am so deeply sorry for the loss of Alex. I was in the same student ward with him and Brian, and what fun was that! Alex was always happy and always smiling. I love the picture chosen for the obituary, as that is how I will remember him. It is not easy going through such an unexpected tragedy; I know that from experience. But the knowledge we have of the great plan of happiness will help us mourn and grieve, and eventually feel peace again. My prayers are with you Brian, Brittney Berhold and the family.
    Sarah Ellis (Taylorsville, UT)

  12. July 14, 2008
    Do you ever wonder, when you take a picture, or bump into a stranger, if that day is their last Would you have smiled, or looked twice, perhaps offered a kind word?….

    If you looked into their eyes and see their days running out…….

    Would you have looked a little deeper, offered a sweet word instead?….
    I am sorry I never looked more than once, never did I have the chance, to put more worth to him than just his face, ….

    Had I known what was to be, these last days passing him by, to this man would I have offered my arms in an embrace, would I have tried to offer him a better day….
    Alex Soderborg past away and he was my co-worker….

    The kind words I could have said, the hope of a friendship I could have given, the Bees game he never saw, the baby shower unattended, will always stay edged in my mind, and he as the little more than a stranger I could have made smile…….

    My heart is with you, Soderborg family, I too have lost a son…
    Tania Andrade (Holladay, UT)

  13. July 14, 2008
    There are no words to describe how we feel. We are just so thankful that we had the chance to know Alex and spend time with him. You can be so proud of him and his accomplishments. Knowing where he is and what he will be doing until you see him again is a great blessing. His missionary work is not over. You were blessed to have such a great son. Our love and prayers go out to each of you.
    Caryn and Rich Davis (Taylorsville, UT)
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  14. July 14, 2008
    Alex, was an awsome person. I worked with Alex for a short time, and in that time he taught me more than I expected about family and relationships. He was a good friend. His advise will always be remembered as will he. We miss you and will see you again soon. Thank you for being apart of our lives and leaving behind a legacy.
    Your Friends,
    Colby & Maritza Rees (Salt Lake City, UT)
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  15. July 14, 2008
    John and I enjoyed getting to know the Alex/Brian duo when they came to our home while Brittney was living with us and while she was dating Cody. We joked with him and Brian at Brittney and Cody’s wedding and we are terribly sad to hear the tragic news of his passing. He always had us laughing until our guts hurt and he always seemed so happy and carefree. We will miss him. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    John & Saria Butler (Salt Lake City, UT)
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  16. July 14, 2008
    I had the pleasure of working with Alex at Spectrum. He always was very helpful and a great person to work with. He will be missed. My heart goes out to the family in their time of need.
    Casandra Sazama (Spectrum Field Services, UT)

  17. July 14, 2008
    Im am so sorry about your loss, I have had the pleasure getting to know him at Spectrum and he will be greatly missed all of my thought and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    Cassie Wingate (Morgan, UT)

  18. July 14, 2008
    Im so sorry for your loss. I have had the pleasure of working with Alex at Spectrum. The one main thing I will miss is seeing him in the breakroom with his crazy hair as we were both allways in there going through each others paper work. Alex was a very nice man and a great person to work with!!!
    Amie Edwards (West Jordan, UT)

  19. July 14, 2008
    I am very sorry for the loss of Alex. I loved working with him. I am new at Spectrum, I needed a lot of help learning how to do my job correctly, Alex made me feel so comfortable not only learning what tasks are asked of my job, but he was a friend. Alex was very loving and fun to be around, he will be missed greatly.
    Courtney Scheidemann (Salt Lake City, UT)

  20. July 14, 2008
    The Soderborg family lives in my Stake. I have been friends with several of their older children. They have wonderful kids. Their home is a happy one full of love and lots of laughter. I think of them as very neighborly, often helping others. They used to have an icecream machine out on the porch during hot summer months, and welcomed anyone to stop by for a visit and an icecream. Each of them is extremely intelligent and well educated. It will be sad for 1 twin to be w/out the other. I am sorry for your loss. But atleast we know the Gospel plan of celestial families. From: Mark Deppe PS.”Pam, please know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers – myself, those great Hart’s, Jeff Daniels, Mike & Buffy Maycock.”
    Mark Deppe (Taylorsville)

  21. July 14, 2008
    I am so sorry for the loss of your son and brother. Alex was an amazing young man who I loved serving with at the Jordan River Temple on Saturday afternoons. He was always smiling and I admired his dedication to serving the Lord. He will be greatly missed. May your family take comfort in the knowledge of the gospel knowing that all is in the Lord’s hands and you will be together again.
    John Corak (Riverton, UT)

  22. July 14, 2008
    Dear Uncle Lee, Aunt Karen, and family,
    We are really sad to hear about Alex going HOME so soon. We love Alex. The twins were two of our favorite cousins, and we always enjoyed chatting at the family events. Alex surely left many people who were touched by his spirit. You two have done an awesome job raising him to the Lord. Now he has returned to Him to wait for you. I hope that’s a comfort to us all.
    Wishing we could come and hug you,
    The Ohio Dawsons,
    David and Olga Dawson (Dayton, OH)

  23. July 15, 2008
    We are so sorry for your loss and you are in our prayers and thoughts. May God grant you the strength and peace to deal with your loss and heal your saddened hearts.
    Ila Smith (Salt lake City, UT)
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  24. July 15, 2008
    Karen, Lee and family,
    My heart is broke as I feel your sorrow at the loss of Alex. He was always a joy to be around. When I needed help to move your family was right there.
    Our knowledge of the gospel plan helps us to understand where he is and his great mission.
    My prayers are with you and Mailinda and Clayton and I send our love and sympathy, too.
    Alana Lewis, Malinda Edging, and Clayton and Melisa Mackey
    Alana Lewis (Taylorsville, UT)
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  25. July 15, 2008
    Alex was a wonderful person, im so happy i got to work with him alot. i no longer work there, i just recently quit but the last time i worked there at sugarhouse park i with alex and we played soccer and he was a lot of fun to be around. i lost a sister when i was 12yrs old and she was 15 we were almost like twins also. so i know things are very hard and they will be for a long time but things will eventually get a little easier. i promise. but just never forget alex or his hansome smile.
    thanks. Love you brian.
    Jessica Kallas (South Jordan, UT)
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  26. July 17, 2008
    Lee and Karen:

    Our family was devastated to hear about Alex. Your family has always been a wonderful example of love and unity. Know that we, like so many others, love you and our prayers are with you.
    Tim Carnahan (SLC, UT)
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  27. July 17, 2008
    I just recently got to know Alex over the phone while working with him through spectrum. He loved to talk about his niece and how he loved to tease his sister about letting her touch the dirt and driving his sister crazy. He had quite the sense of humor and was a pleasure to work with. We are very sorry for your loss and will keep you in our prayers.
    Tina and Dan Partsafas (Canby, OR)
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  28. July 17, 2008
    I’m sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Suzie Frampton (Sacramento, CA)
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  29. July 23, 2008
    Pat and I met Alex and the family at Britt and Cody’s Wedding. That was a beautiful day. Alex had a beautiful reunion with family that pased before him the day he left this life.Alex seemed happy and go lucky but quieter than his twin Brian.

    I had a spiritual experience once before the death of my ex 2nd husband. I saw him when I was walking with Saria and her brother Evan and I said hi as he passed us, but when he ignored us I yelled after him you idot or something like that. Right after I said it a voice in my head chastised me telling me why did you do that; what if you never see him again. When we got home I called his place and his mom answered. He wouldn’t talk to me, but I explained what happened to his mom and asked if she would please tell him I was sorry and didn’t mean what I had said. She said she would. I never did see him again alive.He was killed about 1 1/2 month later. So don’t ever say unkind words to each other without saying your sorry. His death was hard for all especially Saria and her brother Brendin.You never know when the Lord will call you home but because of the plan when one is called home we can take sollace in that they are really home and awaiting the return of the rest of thier family and friends.I know right now is a sad time because you miss him. I believe his twin Brian will probably feel it most because twins seem to feel everything the other twin goes through. The whole family is at a loss right now. We feel blest that we got to meet him and the rest of his family. I know my neice Britt married into a kind and loving family. I’m proud of her for the dirrection in life she took. I feel for her loss as well.She gained a brother and lost him in less than 2 months after joining the Soderborg Family.
    May God Bless and keep you and the family at this time of loss of a very dear loved one. It’s ashame Alex’s life was cut short, but I’m sure the Lord had more need for him in the plan than we will ever know in this life.Our sincer thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Patrick and Lori Staton (Las Vegas, NV)
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  30. July 28, 2008
    To the Soderborg family: I came to know Alex and his twin, Brian over the past several years as photographers for my boys’ sports. I expected to see them a week ago and joke around with them as usual. They reminded me of my younger brother in his younger days. I asked a lady, “Hey, where’s the guys?” She said, “What guys?” I said, “You know the twins!” She then told me about the tragic accident and I was both shocked and extremely saddened.
    I then went back the next night when I saw Brian and asked if I could speak with him privately to give him my condolences. He smiled with that familiar smile they both had and thanked me. They looked so much alike, I could never tell them apart. To me they were always a package deal. You did well. They both are kind, caring and have the biggest smiles and an awesome sense of humor. I told my boys about the accident on the way home and my son said, “Oh yeah, I remember him. He and his brother always said, “Girls are icky!” My sons are 20, 13, 9 and 4. Thanks for the memories!
    I am truly sorry for your loss! May God comfort you.

    The Barker’s
    Dwayne and Cheri
    Brandon, Dustin, Dylan and Devyn
    Cheri Barker (Holladay, UT)
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