NellieKim Sorenson was born Feb. 25, 1980. After a terrible accident in which she suffered burns over 75 percent of her body, her parents, Barbara Jones and Arnold Sorenson, and her brother, Carl Sorenson, released her from a world of pain and placed her in the arms of God. She left us on Aug. 25, 2011. She went gently.
NellieKim left behind her parents, Arnie and Cindy Sorenson of Montana and Barbara and Michael Jones of Washington. She left behind her siblings, Carl Sorenson of Montana, Chris Frelich of Montana, Michael Frelich of Florida, Mike Jones Jr. of Washington, John Jones of Washington, Brenda Anderson of Washington and George Jones of Washington. Also left behind were multiple aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
Preceding her in death were her grandparents, Arnold and Janet Sorenson and George and Lillie Whitaker. Also preceding her in death were her aunts Sonya and Sandra and her sister, Rhonda.
NellieKim graduated from KG High School in 1998. She also graduated from Northern Montana University with an associate degree in auto body. She loved to go to car shows and racing events. She was an artist, but her greatest joy was her dogs. Her heroes were her father and her grandfather, Red. Her best friends were her brother, Carl, and her mother, and her stepmom, Cindy, made the best apple pie ever. NellieKim's final gift was to donate her eyes, kidneys and liver.
A celebration of NellieKim's life will be held at the Immanuel Baptist Church at 10 a. m. Sept. 2, 2011, followed by a graveside service at the Havre cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the Immanuel Baptist Church. Please come and help us to celebrate NellieKim's life.
Memorials may be made to any dog shelter or to any home for displaced women and children.