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Andy Sorenson, 88, of Ellensburg, died Monday, April 20, 1992 at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital in Ellensburg . He was born in Ellensburg, Washington December 10, 1903, a son of Swan and Marguerite (Jensen) Sorensen.

Mr. Sorensen graduated from Ellensburg High School in 1921 and the University of Washington in 1925. He has owned and operated his farm since 1925. He and Evelyn Colwell were married in Ellensburg on October 24, 1936.

Mr. Sorensen was soil conservation Farmer of the Year in 1964, on the board of directors of the Ellensburg Water Company, president of the Kittitas County Dairymens Association and was later appointed by Governor Langley as president of the Washington State Dairy Commission.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Sorensen of Ellensburg; son, Henry Sorensen of Florida; daughter Christine Rosbach of Ellensburg; three grandsons and two granddaughters. He was proceeded in death by his parents, sisters Marguerite Sablin of Seattle, and Amelia Sorensen of Seattle.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 23, 1992 at Steward and Williams Chapel in Ellensburg. Pastor Jack Chan will officiate. Burial will follow in IOOF Cemetery in Ellensburg. Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1307 E. 3rd, Ellensburg, Washington 96926.