Obituary of Faye Afton Sorensen Yellen
Faye Afton Stoner was born in Boise, Idaho, on April 6, 1930, to Harry and Maude Stoner. For the first few years of her life, the family lived on a small farm near Boise. They eventually moved to Boise where she was raised. She attended school in Boise and graduated from Boise High School in 1948. While in grade school she met Lindley Roy Sorensen. She reminisced "Dad and I knew each other then. I thought he was pretty much nothing and he thought I was a brat." Well, that “nothing” and that “brat” dated in high school and were married in 1948. In 1949 their first son, Richard, was born and in 1951 their second son, David, was born. In 1955 the family moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for Lin’s work. In 1960 their third son, Craig, was born in Sioux Falls. The family moved back to Idaho in 1965 and settled in Caldwell. As her sons began to head out on their own, she worked for H&R Block as a tax preparer. From there she developed her business, Sorensen Accounting, serving clients in Caldwell and Nampa.
In 1991 Lin passed away and soon after, she began to travel the world. During that time, she became friends with Franklin Yellen, and that friendship grew. In 2004 she and Frank were married at Lucky Peak Reservoir. Together they traveled the globe visiting 32 countries. Of all her travels, she said her favorite was the Amazon in South America. Once back home they shared travel stories at the Caldwell Library and with grade school children.
One of the loves of her life was cats, of which she had many throughout her life. She gave back that love by volunteering for the Pet Haven Cat Adoption Center of Canyon County. She was a board member for many years. She served as President and Treasurer, and only recently left the board. She also used her accounting abilities with her HOA where she was treasurer. She was a member of Zonta International for many years.
Faye passed away on June 12, 2023, after a brief battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lin and Frank, her brother, James Stoner, a grandson, Christopher Sorensen, and a daughter-in-law, DeDe Sorensen. She is survived by her sons Rick Sorensen (Patty), Dave Sorensen (Ginnie) and Craig Sorensen. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren (Matt Sorensen, Colin Sorensen, Ryan Sorensen, Cy Sorensen, Pauline Sorensen, Daniel Sorensen) and 9 great grandchildren.
Per her request there will be no service. Her ashes will be spread near Redfish Lake before the snow falls on the Sawtooth Mountains. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pet Haven Cat Adoption Center (https://pethavencats.org/).To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Faye Sorensen Yellen , please visit Tribute Store