Marsha Lois Ackland Sorensen

Date of Birth

June 4, 1947

Date of Death

February 21, 2021

Marsha Lois Ackland Sorensen passed away February 21, 2021 at the age of 73. Marsha was born in Adrian Michigan on June 4, 1947 to Bruce and Frances (Irwin) Ackland. The family soon moved to Santa Barbara, CA where Marsha grew up. She attended Franklin School, Santa Barbara Junior High and Santa Barbara High School, graduating in 1965.

Marsha had a lifelong love of equines. Over the years she had many horses and mules and loved riding the back country in Paradise Canyon, where she had a home for many years, and made many friends. She was known to many in the canyon as Marsha LaBudde.

She later moved to Marvel, Colorado, with her husband Ed. There they had 40 acres where Marsha and Ed had horses, mules and some draft horses, and plenty of room to ride. She also loved restoring little travel trailers, and had a real flair for decorating them in various themes. She and her friends sometimes took these little trailers out on camping trips, where they loved to hike and look for arrowheads and pretty rocks.

Marsha’s other passion was thrift-store shopping. She had an uncanny knack for finding the most unique treasures and using them in her many art projects. She was a very talented artist, making beautiful jewelry, bird houses, painted treasure boxes, paper flowers, and countless other projects.

In late 2018 Marsha was diagnosed with non-small cell cancer. She moved to Las Vegas, NV to her sister’s home in order to undergo treatment that wasn’t readily available to her in Marvel. She had always hoped to return home again.

Marsha is survived by her husband Ed Sorensen, her son Micah Pearlman and his partner Dianne Morey, her daughter Gillian Stott and her husband Tim, her sisters Judy Ryan and Catherine Meredith and her husband Don, her grandsons Norman and Hunter Stott, nephews David, Steven and Paul Ryan, and nieces Jennifer Meredith Dodd and Ariel Knox.

The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care Marsha received from the caregivers of Hospice.

At Marsha’s request, there are no funeral services pending. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you give to the charity of your choice in her memory.


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