1955 - September 13, 2008
Wylma (Bittler) Sorensen died Sept. 13, 2008, at the age of 53, and was reunited with her husband, whom she had dearly missed. She was born March 10, 1955, in Fairplay to Gordon and Edna Bittler. She graduated from Moffat County High School in 1973.
After high school, Wylma found a job cooking for roughnecks in the oil fields. It was here that she met and fell in love with Aksel Sorensen, an immigrant from Denmark.
They were united in marriage Nov. 20, 1975. They made their home in Williston, N.D., where they brought their pride and joy into the world, their two children, Soren and Lena.
In 1992, they moved to Victor to take care of her ailing husband. She loved Victor and its residents and embraced it as her home. In 1999, she started her own business, Sorensen Home Enhancement Services, and took great pride in her work and developed strong relationships with many of the people she worked for. Wylma loved her children and took great pride in the outstanding adults they became.
She was very involved with her two grandchildren; they were the light of her life since the day they were born. Wylma had a huge heart and always had room in it for anyone who passed through her door. Throughout the years, she took in, took care of, gave counsel to and loved countless people as her own.
Her life revolved around taking care of people in need and giving freely of her time. She never passed up a card game, and no one ever left her house hungry. Our sense of loss will only be surpassed by our love for her.
She is survived by her son, Soren Sorensen, and his wife, Zoe, their two children, AJ and Nathan, of Wells, Nev.; daughter, Lena Magoon and husband, Al, of Hamilton, Mont.; brothers Karl Bittler of Sisters, Ore. and, Gene Bittler, of Maybell; sisters Lois Northup, of Walsenburg; Tina Rodewald, of Big Sandy Mont.; Rebie Bittler, of Albuquerque, N.M.; and Barbara Fenno, of Silt; 14 nieces and nephews and their many children; and godsons, Shannon Branham, his wife, Theressa, and their three children, of Grand Junction; and Nathan Zito, his wife, Amber, and their two children, of Billings, Mont.
Wylma was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Edna Bittler; husband Aksel Sorensen, and nephew Gene Bittler, Jr.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 18th at Cornerstone Bible Church, 280 Fairgrounds Rd., in Hamilton, Mont. Arrangements are under the care of the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton.
The family suggests memorials in Wylma's name to an organization of the donor's choice.