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Helen Joyce Sorensen

Posted December 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Helen Joyce Sorensen, 87, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Dec. 12, 2014, in Cedar County Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 18, 1927, the daughter of Richard and Lydia Eaken of Rockdale, TX.

In 1946 she married Merle Sorensen and they came to the El Dorado Springs area to make their home. To this union three daughters were born – Mary, Becky and Nancy.

Helen worked at the International Shoe Factory until its closing. Helen and Merle worked their dairy farm together for many years before later raising beef cattle. She loved to work in her garden and pick blackberries and pecans and enjoyed taking her produce to the Farmer’s Market and talking with

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