Margaret L. Sorensen, 87, Hopkins Hospital volunteer

May 15, 2002

Margaret L. Sorensen, a Johns Hopkins Hospital volunteer, died Saturday of heart failure at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in Towson. She was 87 and had lived in Mount Vernon.

Born Margaret Lindquist in Edina, Minn., she was a graduate of Joliet Junior College in Illinois and studied at the University of Rochester, Vanderbilt University and the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, among other institutions.

Before moving to Baltimore in 1987, she was director of Christian education at Ottawa Street United Methodist Church in Joliet, and dean of the Council of Churches Laboratory School in Will County, Ill.

She received a certificate of appreciation for nearly 2,000 hours of volunteer service at Johns Hopkins' oncology department.

Her husband of 50 years, the Rev. Albert A. Sorensen, died in 1987.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Light Street Presbyterian Church, at Light and Montgomery streets, where she was a member and teacher.

She is survived by two sons, Dr. Andrew A. Sorensen of Tuscaloosa, Ala., former associate dean at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and now president of the University of Alabama, and Mark Sorensen of Flagstaff, Ariz.; two daughters, Mary Beth Koehler of Minneapolis and Winifred Andresen of Edina; two brothers, Leonard Lindquist of Minneapolis and Walter Lindquist of Joliet; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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