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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, James B. Sorenson who was born in Montana on July 29, 1949 and passed away on June 27, 2009 at the age of 59. We will remember him forever.

He was a dedicated American and was proud to have served his country throughout his entire life – first as Vietnam veteran and for several decades with Federal Highway Administration Department of Transportation. He held a BSCE from Montana State University. His passion and dedication for family and profession has left a lasting mark both nationally and internationally. The immense tragedy of the loss of James, the awesome-rare son, father, brother, uncle, caregiver, friend and mentor, cannot be reflected in the limited bounds of words in an obituary. There is a void created in the world which will never be filled.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Nels Sorenson and Fred Kraft; his father Robert Sorenson, father figures Raleigh Kraft, Sr. and Alexander Ramsay.

He is survived by his three daughters, Dana, Jamie, Amber; twelve grandchildren; sisters Christine Ratliff, Susan Sorenson, Alexis Miller; brother, Raleigh Kraft II; mother Dorothy Ramsay; 6 nephews and 9 nieces.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at Miller Funeral Home from 12pm to 2pm. A memorial service with honors will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 2pm in the Miller Funeral Home Chapel, 3200 Golansky Blvd., Woodbridge, VA 22192

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Family Tree
Tributes and Condolences
Update to DAD!!   / Dana D. Sorenson-Powers (Daughter)
It's been a little over 5 years, as usual, good and bad times have passed. LIFE has passed!  Thomas looks just like you, and has your fortitude for what is right and wrong.  Cody is struggling, but at 18, I have faith in our influences on h...  Continue >>
As Father's Day approches...   / Jamie (Daughter)
I wish heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again. I thought of you today but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence I often speak your name. All I have are memories I will hold...  Continue >>
He will be missed   / Tom Peterson (co-worker)
Jim was a great person with a great heart and an inspiration to many.  He will be greatly missed in the pavement community.
We will miss you Jim...   / Geoff Rowe (Friend in the Pavement World )
Jim ..  since we met in the early 1990's I have always had the deepest respect for you and your freindship ... you will be greatly missed by all who knew you ... My deepest condolences to all your family.. Geoff
Jim Sorenson was a leader in the fullest sense   / Jim Lilly (Friend, Follower, Coworked )
My few years with Jim on the board of Directors of FPP were some of the best of my life.  Jim was audacious unconventional and amazingly capable. Jim Sorenson led by his personality vision and tenacity.  He led "volunteers" who c...  Continue >>
King Size!  / Dan Mathis (Colleague)    Read >>
Prayers are with you and your family.  / Barry Baughman (Industry)    Read >>
Prof. Emeritus Univ. of WA; Consultant  / Ron Terrel (Friend and Colleague )    Read >>
Our Dear Friend  / Marybeth &. Bob McQuiston (Friend & Coworker )    Read >>
Thank you, Jim  / Ann Gretter (Co-Worker)    Read >>
Tribute to Jim  / John O'Doherty (Colleague & Friend )    Read >>
A Special Person and Close Friend  / Larry Galehouse (Good Friend and Colleague )    Read >>
My Condolences  / George Raymond (associate)    Read >>
I'll miss his smile, humor and sensibility  / Michael Loyselle (Colleague)    Read >>
Passion and commitment  / John Harvey (Collegue)    Read >>
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