Kenneth E. Sorley, 74, of Hungry Horse, was called home by Heavenly Father on October 20, 2021. He will always be a husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, cousin and a beloved friend to many.
Ken was born in April 1947, in Seattle, the son of Arthur Sorley and Verla Green-Sorley. He grew up near Vida, Montana, on a small farm. After graduating in the late spring of 1965 from Circle High School, he ventured west to the Flathead Valley. While in Flathead Valley he held various odd jobs ranging from railroading to service technician until he met the love of his life, Flora. They became one on June 5, 1971, at Woodland Park in Kalispell.
After marrying Flora, they became lifelong residents of Hungry Horse where he held a few other jobs. He worked at Plum Creek in the plywood factory, in the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office where he served the citizens of the county for over 20 years as an assistant, and for the airport security office. Glacier Park International.
He enjoyed taking motorbike trips, camping, fishing, powwows, teaching his children and grandchildren the different ways on a campsite to dress a deer or clean and cook a fish. He also spent time showing his daughters and grandchildren guns, reloading and shooting techniques, spending time in leather goods making holsters, belts and knife cases. He loved watching his grandchildren at all their sporting events, spending time picking several gallons of blueberries and making piles of leaves.
Ken did a bit of volunteer work. He has volunteered with North Valley Search and Rescue, Flathead County Sheriff’s Group, Hungry Horse Volunteer Fire Department, and the Canyon Kids Christmas Fund. After his retirement, he used his time to travel the country with Flora in their Miata pulling their motorcycle trailer to visit family and friends along the way. If he doesn’t roam the country, he could be found at the Spotted Bear Campground in Gorge Creek.
Ken was welcomed into heaven by his father and mother, his wife “Flora” and his granddaughter “Samantha”.
He will be sadly missed by his daughters Annette (Eric), Laura (Hank), Pauline “Poe” (Justin); eight grandchildren Kenneth (23), Breana (21), Brailyn (19), Michael (18), Kindi (12), Shianne (10), Byron (8), Bailey (5); Daddy’s sister Judy (Doug) and son Danny, and many cousins.
Family and friends are invited to join immediate family for a visit to Darlington Funeral Home from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, October 29, located at 3408 US Hwy 2 E., Kalispell. Services will be held at Glacier Bible Camp at 11 am on Saturday, October 30, located at 400 Fifth St. W., Hungry Horse. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia Falls. A potluck reception will follow at Glacier Bible Camp at 400 Fifth St. W., Hungry Horse.
Flowers can be sent to Darlington Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, a cash donation can be made to the Canyon Kids Christmas Fund at Park Side Credit Union in memory of “Ken Sorley”.