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Matt's Funeral Fund

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Raised by 105 people in 20 days
For those wishing to attend Matt's funeral, it will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the chapel located at 678 South 950 West in Springville, Utah.

The viewing will be on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 pm at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South in Springville. There will also be a viewing on Wednesday at the church one hour prior to the services.

Here is a link to Matt's obituary:  https://www.wheelermortuary.com/notices/Matthew-Sorensen

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Matt was taken home to God unexpectedly yesterday from health complications. He will always be remembered as the righteous, smartest, loving man that we all knew. The funds collected will go towards his funeral services and helping his beautiful wife Gaby during this hard time.

If you prefer, you can also
Venmo:  @Andrea-Alfandre 

Es con corazones tristes que les anunciamos que Matt a sido llamado a morar con Dios nuevamente. Matt siempre sera recordado como el hombre justo, inteligente y amoroso que siempre fue. Los fondos recolectados seran usados para el funeral y para ayudar a su hermosa esposa durante este tiempo dificil. 

Si prefieren donar por venmo: @Andrea-Alfandre 

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Hi all,

I just wanted to post an update on the campaign so far and explain a little about how your donations will be distributed to Gaby and her family.

I have been a close friend of Gaby's ever since we were little growing up in Bolivia. Our parents have been best friends since before we were born and still are to this day. We love her and are here to do anything to help her.

100% of your donations that are collected will be withdrawn and given to Gaby via Venmo. I have already been able to withdraw a little over $1,000 and give it to her. The rest will be available for withdrawal within seven days of the beginning of this campaign, according to the GoFundMe terms of service. As soon as that is available, I will withdraw the rest of the remaining balance and deliver it to Gaby.

Every single one of your donations has been a huge blessing to Gaby and her family during this hard time! It means so much to her and to Matt's family.

If you have any questions, please comment or reach out.

Thank you all again!

-Andrea Alfandre
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Obituary for Matthew James Sorensen
JANUARY 23, 1991 ~ JUNE 27, 2019 (AGE 28)

Cherished husband and beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, Matthew James Sorensen, age 28, passed away unexpectedly on June 27, 2019 in Springville, Utah, from a pulmonary embolism.

Matt was born January 23, 1991 in Orem, Utah to Jared and Jeannie Sorensen, the fifth of nine children.

Matt had a big heart and a grateful spirit. He was often described as someone who was kind, humbly- diligent, and always willing to serve others. He was confident in his abilities and never compared himself to those around him.

As a child, Matt was referred to as a “Man with a Mission” because of his strong determination to find a way to accomplish his desires. He learned how to work hard, study diligently and earn his own money. He enrolled himself in Karate, paid for his own lessons and earned his black belt. Matt attended Mountain View High School in Orem for two years and graduated from Emmett High School with high honors. While there he trained to be an Emergency Medical Technician.

Matt received his Duty to God award and earned his Eagle Scout Award (2009). He served a two-year Spanish-speaking mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the California Ventura Mission. It was during his mission that he became fluent in the Spanish language and gained a great love for the Hispanic people. He was able to use his EMT skills to save the life of a fellow missionary who accidentally fell off a cliff while on a zone activity.

Matt attended Utah Valley University and graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. While there, he met the love of his life, Gabriela Flores Castillo, and married her on September 13, 2014 in the Salt Lake Temple. Matthew always had a special love and sense of compassion for his wife and sisters.

Matt went on to attend law school at Brigham Young University. He graduated in April 2019 with his juris doctorate. At the time of his passing he was preparing for the bar exam and was planning a career as a medical malpractice attorney.

Matt was preceded in death by his two grandfathers, W. Kenneth Sorensen and Leo L. Vance. He is survived by his wife Gabriela, parents, and eight siblings: Michael (Bonnie) Sorensen, Daniel (Katie) Sorensen, Jaime (Michael) Hansen, Michelle (James) Moody, Jeniece (Jonathan) Bennett, Emily Sorensen, Rachel (Connor) Bilson, and Josiah Sorensen. He is also survived by 27 nieces and nephews and two grandmothers, Julia Sorensen and Olive Vance.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 3 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 678 South 950 West in Springville, Utah. Viewings will be held Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South in Springville, as well as Wednesday at the church from 9:45 to 10:45 am.
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Thank you to all of our friends and family that took the time to express your love and support. It’s so hard seeing Gaby go through all of this. We have felt your prayers and that’s what keeps us going. For those wishing to attend Matt's funeral, it will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the chapel located at 678 South 950 West in Springville, Utah.

Viewing will be on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 pm at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South in Springville. There will also be a viewing on Wednesday at the church one hour prior to the services.

Here is a link to Matt's obituary: https://www.wheelermortuary.com/notices/Matthew-Sorensen

A GoFundMe account for those who would like to help Gaby with funeral expenses has been set up by a dear friend at https://bit.ly/2xm8Qzo

We love you all❤️

-Veronica Benson
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