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Mary Louise Wilkins (Sorensen) 

Mary Louise Wilkins (Sorensen) of Malad City, Idaho passed away peacefully on March 29, 2024, at the age
of 85.

Born October 22, 1938, she was one of eight siblings born to David Leonard Sorensen and Geneva Benson Sorensen in Spring City, UT.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Leland Ray Wilkins, their beloved dog Bear, and siblings David (Kim), Earl (Francis), Leanard (Donna), Myrle (Ralph) Smith, and Pat Sorensen (sister-in-law). She is survived by siblings Glen, Wesley (Janet), and Lynda (Fred) Stone.

Mary wed her husband Leland on July 25, 1958, and together they had five children: David (Cathy) of Las Vegas, NV; Randy (Karen) of Johns Creek, GA; Michelle (Chris) Glander of Alma, WI; Michael (Christine) of Salt Lake City, UT; and Alica (Don)Bell of Malad City, Idaho. Mary also leaves behind seventeen grandchildren, thirty-eight great-grandchildren.

Mary had a zest for life, evident in her love for rollercoasters and her enthusiasm for dancing. She found joy in gardening, baking, and crocheting blankets for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as hats for newborns at local hospitals. Mary cherished time spent with her family, often traveling to watch her grandchildren participate in sports and other activities. She was also a dedicated and active member of the LDS church.

In addition to her devotion to her family and faith, Mary was a hard worker who held the position of District Manager for both Circle K and Seven Eleven. In this role, she provided oversight over several locations at each company, demonstrating her strong work ethic, dedication, and leadership.

The family extends sincere gratitude to the Oneida County Long Term Care team for their exceptional care and for creating a sense of community for Mary during her time there.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 11 a.m., at the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W. 300 N. Malad, Idaho. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Malad City Cemetery.

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