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.

Come Follow Me and He Went

My bishop quoted the first half of this in church today. Here is all of it:

Come Follow Me and He Went

Author UnknownCamp 332 the captain came through
He was wearing insigneous bright.
“Men” he declared, “You must be prepared
To conquer the enemy’s fight!”
With a towering glare and heart without care he said,
“Men, I’d like you to hear…”
“Soldier,” he said, “Get this into your head
get rid of your cowardly fear!”
So night after night they prepared for the fight
At the feet of the militant man,
Till the soldiers were ready, their spirits were steady
And every man’s thought was I can!
Well, the night finally came and name after name was
Read for the march of the day
It was then that they heard the cowardly word,
“The captain is going to stay.”
Well, they left for the trek and were dressed to the neck
In attire designed for a fight
But the hearts of the legion that marched through the region
Were back in the camp in the night.
You see as they went, they thought of a tent of a
Cowardly captain who stayed
Who didn’t go through what he told them to do
Because he was really afraid.
He easily told the men to be bold
To have courage for strength in a fight,
But he was the man when the battle began
Who hid in the dark of the night.
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