Kristy Anne (Crofts) Sorensen
Born October 4, 1980 in Shelley Idaho.
Graduated from Shelley High School in 1998.
Graduated Ricks College with an Associate’s Degree in 2000.
Graduated Brigham Young University (BYU) in 2002 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology (SLP).
Kristy started her Master’s degree with Idaho State University 2002 and then transferred to Utah State University after one year. She graduated from Utah State University in 2004 with a Master’s of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology.
Kristy married Steven Sorensen in August 2003.
Kristy’s first year of work with her degree in SLP was for the Logan School District. After that year she worked with the elderly full time in assisted living centers, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals. Kristy loved her therapy work, especially working a few hours extra each week with children.
Kristy loved music (playing the piano), running, cycling, and animal, ending up with three cats and two dogs. She also liked sewing, especially quilting. Kristy made many baby quilts in the years preceding her death.
In December 2019, Kristy collapsed at work (working at a therapy unit in a hospital) and was rushed to the ER. She received CT scans of her head and the doctors discovered a large tumor imbedded in her brain. She was operated on a few days later, however, the tumor caused brain bleeds. She never fully recovered and 18 months later passed away at her home in Phoenix on June 15, 2021.
Kristy was survived by: Her parents; Kim and Mary Anne Crofts, formerly of Shelley. Her husband; Steven Sorensen of Phoenix, Arizona. Her brothers: Justin and Wendy (Dillman) Crofts formerly of Shelley, Jason and Emily (Mayo) Crofts of Idaho Falls, and Joseph and Katie (Manhart) Crofts of Grace, Idaho.
Kristy was preceded in death by: her paternal grandparents Charles and Melva Crofts of Shelley and her maternal grandparents Francis and Jean Fox of Aberdeen.
There will be a small family gathering later.
The family would like to thank family, friends, and neighbors for their support and acts of service.