May 13, 1962-August 31, 2010.
Laurelle is survived by husband Jim Sortomme, Jr., of Ignacio, Colo.; son Levi Sortomme of Suisun City, Calif.; daughter Rachel Thames of Durango, Colo.; son Cody Sortomme of Suisun City, Calif.; mother Loretta Miller of Allison, Colo.; brothers Monte Miller of Santa Fe, Tenn.; Kim Miller of Vail, Ariz.; and Shannon Miller of Mescall, Ariz.; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father Al Eugene Miller.
My best friend, my girlfriend, my lover, my wife; Laurelle Aileen Sortomme has finally decided to go to her heavenly home. She will be missed by all who knew her. Now she is in no more pain or suffering from cancer. She is now singing and dancing in the streets of glory with her heavenly father, and her biological father Al Miller. Laurelle’s heart was full of love and she shared it with and blessed everyone who knew her. She will be missed, but will never be forgotten. The best 26 years of my life were spent with my loving wife Laurelle. Please remember her, for her vibrant love of life and beauty that she shared with everyone.
A memorial service and potluck was held Saturday, Sept. 4.