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Celebrating the life of
James “Jim” Carr Sorensen
October 05, 1951 - July 15, 2016
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Reception
  • 10:00am - Saturday, July 23, 2016
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066

Very shocked to hear about Jim. He was a standout great guy and it was a pleasure to have known him. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Kevin B. Coleman, Katy, TX

Janet, Please accept my sincere condolences on Jim's passing. He not only was a strong family man he was a great champion for all of us in Executive Group of Houston. My prayers are with you and your family.

Myrna Newman, Houston , TX

Jim's passing is a great shock and a terrible loss to us all! His charm, bright spirit and positive attitude will be sorely missed. All his friends share in a profound sadness.

Richard Myers, Houston, Tx

Sweet Janet, you are in my prayers during this time of loss. May the Lord carry you and those six children. love, Marsha

Marsha Eckermann, Houston, TX

My deepest sympathies during your time of loss, my thoughts/prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Fred Costa, Houston, TX

Wishing all of you the comfort and peace of God's blessings and the warmth of His love during your days of sadness and remembrance. May your sorrow be eased by the wonderful memories of Jim's life and how special and loving he was to each of you. My prayers are with you today and tomorrow and during your journey of grieving.

Charlotte F. Boylan, Grand Junction, CO

James “Jim” Carr Sorensen, 64, of Houston, Texas passed away from cancer on Friday, July 15, 2016, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, surrounded by his wife and all his children.

Jim was born in Aurora, Colorado, just outside of Denver, to Elmer and Mary Sorensen. From a young age, Jim stood out from the crowd. In grade school, Jim found great interest in numbers, and would visit a local brokerage firm to learn about the market, investing in his first stock at the age of 10. Jim was a hard worker from the beginning. Running his own paper route from age 11, he eventually expanded his business enough to pay his way through college.

A third generation Denverite, Jim was an enthusiastic life-long supporter of the Denver Broncos. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelors of Science in Business and Statistics & Operations Research in 1973 and earned his MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1978. Jim began his career as a Manager of Financial Planning at TRW, a Defense, Space Systems & Energy Group in Los Angeles, California. He went on to serve as Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder of Micro Horizons, Inc., Chief Financial Officer of Trans Marketing Houston, Inc. and owner and partner of JC Sorensen Partners, a successful investment banking firm that specialized in Mergers & Acquisitions. Those who worked with and for him would describe Jim as a strong, intelligent, and wise leader. He was incredibly lively and fun, always engaging people with his warm smile and fun personality.

The best of fathers, husbands, and men, Jim was the ultimate family man. There’s nothing he loved more than coaching and cheering on his children, whether it was in athletics, academics or the arts. He loved spending time with his loving wife, Dr. Janet Hoagland-Sorensen, and was an advocate for a number of philanthropic efforts, including Cancer Fighters of Houston and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Each year, Jim took great delight in Thanksgiving, when the whole family—kids, grand-kids and extended family—would gather around a very large round table to share stories, jokes, and revel in the warmth of togetherness.

Jim’s legacy of wisdom, diplomacy, warmth, and love lives on through his wife, Dr. Janet Hoagland-Sorensen, his six children, Dr. Kristen Sorensen-Boylan, Sonja Wysocki, Anja Harmon, Hunter Sorensen, Brynna Wasserman and Julie Hoagland-Sorensen. In addition, he leaves behind his older brother, Stephen Sorensen, and many grandchildren, as well as a bevy of beloved family in his native Colorado.

The family will receive friends and family on Saturday, July 23, 2016 with a memorial service beginning at ten o'clock in the morning, followed by a reception concluding at one o'clock in the afternoon at the Bradshaw-Carter Home, 1734 West Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77098.

In Jim’s memory and in lieu of flowers, please send contributions to any below causes:
Cancer Fighters of Houston Inc.
Houston Affiliate of the Susan G Komen Foundation
Dr. Robert Doebele’s lung cancer research team at CU Anschutz Medical Campus at www.giving.cu.edu/fund/lung-cancer-metastasis-and-angiogenesis-research

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Very shocked to hear about Jim. He was a standout great guy and it was a pleasure to have known him. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Kevin B. Coleman, Katy, TX

Candle tribute lit by Claire and Chris Shields — Texas

Janet, Please accept my sincere condolences on Jim's passing. He not only was a strong family man he was a great champion for all of us in Executive Group of Houston. My prayers are with you and your family.

Myrna Newman, Houston , TX

Jim's passing is a great shock and a terrible loss to us all! His charm, bright spirit and positive attitude will be sorely missed. All his friends share in a profound sadness.

Richard Myers, Houston, Tx

Sweet Janet, you are in my prayers during this time of loss. May the Lord carry you and those six children. love, Marsha

Marsha Eckermann, Houston, TX

My deepest sympathies during your time of loss, my thoughts/prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Fred Costa, Houston, TX

Wishing all of you the comfort and peace of God's blessings and the warmth of His love during your days of sadness and remembrance. May your sorrow be eased by the wonderful memories of Jim's life and how special and loving he was to each of you. My prayers are with you today and tomorrow and during your journey of grieving.

Charlotte F. Boylan, Grand Junction, CO


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