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Lee Soderborg Obituary

Lee Soderborg
April 07, 1955 – June 23, 2020

Alvin Lee Soderborg returned to his heavenly home on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from heart failure, leaving behind a host of loving family and friends.

Lee was born April 7, 1955, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the fifth son of Alvin Charles and Afton Romney Soderborg. He graduated from Skyline High School in 1973, and then served the Lord in the Toronto, Canada Mission for two years. On October 18, 1980, Lee married the love of his life, Karen Kay Durham. They were blessed with six children; three boys, three girls, and all the boys were twins. Their children are Pamela, Alex, Brian, Olivia, Connie, and Cody.

Lee was self-employed for many years, fixing and selling appliances. In addition, he had a 30-year career fixing ice cream machines for Taylor Freezer. He also served in many different capacities as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His favorite callings were home teacher and scout master. (You, too, can call him master). Lee loved to serve. If someone was moving, he was always there to help load the truck. When someone was sick, he arrived with a can of chicken soup. You could find him digging trenches, laying sod, or fixing appliances for friends in need. In 2009, Lee shaved his beard for the first time in 27 years to serve the Lord in the temple.

Lee is preceded in death by his son, Alex Soderborg, and his sister, Laurel Cundick. He is survived by his wife, Karen Soderborg, his siblings, Kathy (Martin) Vander Veur, Lynne (Ken) Dawson, (Robb Cundick), Mark (Paula) Soderborg, Gayle (Dan) Roberts, and Eric Soderborg. He is also survived by his children, Pamela Willis, Brian (Lara) Soderborg, Olivia (Russ) Kirkham, Connie Soderborg, and Cody Soderborg. In addition, ten loving grandchildren called him Grand-Daddie Dearest.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 26, by invitation only. A public viewing will be held Thursday, June 25 at the Harvestland Ward meetinghouse (3120 W 4700 S, Taylorsville, UT 84119) from 6-8 pm. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing at the viewing.

May We So Live

Thomas S. Monson, “May We So Live,” Ensign, Aug 2008, 4-9

Suddenly and without warning, on a bright day in September almost seven years ago, two airliners crashed into the twin towers of New York City’s World Trade Center, leaving devastating destruction and death. In Washington, D.C., and in Pennsylvania, two other airliners came down, also as a result of a terrorist plot. These tragedies snuffed out the lives of thousands of men, women, and children. Continue reading May We So Live

Alex’s Funeral Address

Alex’s Funeral Address
July 15, 2008
Written and delivered by Olivia Soderborg

As I was looking around and noticing all of the people dressed in orange yesterday and today, I am reminded of a letter I received from Alex last Christmas while I was on my mission. He said, “Besides baptisms, retention, and money what do you want for Christmas? Remember if it’s clothes we’ll need sizes for tops and bottoms. Now don’t get weird, I can pick out good lookin’ stuff. I just don’t choose to.” I’m sure if Alex could have chosen something to wear to for this occasion, it would have been something orange.

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July 15, 2008
Written and delivered by Brian Soderborg

In a lot of ways Alex and I are alike:  We love being in the sun, we like girls and, we have similar facial features.  Growing up it was often said that Alex looks like Brian, but Brian doesn’t look like Alex; which is weird because I’m the twin. In fact several people look like me but I don’t look like any of them. I often took solace in this but secretly didn’t tell anyone. Continue reading Eulogy