Betty Jean Dahl Sorensen of Benton, was born February 16, 1927 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Clara and John Dahl. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Art from Coe College in Cedar Rapids. She and Wayne Sorensen (also of Cedar Rapids) were married September 12, 1948. While raising children, they moved to Arkansas and she continued her education, earning a master’s degree in Counseling from Henderson State University. She and her husband lived in DeQueen, Arkansas for almost 40 years.
Betty taught many students over 25 years in Arkansas. Betty taught a wide variety of subjects including math, English, P.E., Spanish, Art, geography, bookkeeping and typing.
She leaves three daughters and their families to treasure her memory: Janet and Michael Sheets of Kaysville, Utah, Joy and Dennis Nentrup of Burleson, Texas and their children Laura and Nick, Jill and Robert Frost of Benton, Louisiana and their children, Trey and Katie.
She is preceded in death by seven months by her husband, Wayne, as well as her mother, father and two sisters.
On April 18, 2015 she received a call, a sort of invitation to join her husband…the kind of offer one can’t refuse and one from which she will not be returning. She had been ready for this invitation for quite some time and her family is quite happy that she has been reunited with her husband of sixty-six years.
In lieu of flowers, donations made to First United Methodist Church, DeQueen, Arkansas.
Betty’s life will be celebrated with a Memorial Service Monday, May 11th at the DeQueen United Methodist Church in DeQueen, Arkansas at 10:00 am.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Heritage Manor West staff in Shreveport, Louisiana for their love and care in her final days.