r Iva “Jewel” Sorensen passed away February 22, 2017, at age of 79 in Payson, Utah. She was born in Gunnison, Utah, on August 23, 1937. Jewel was a loving wife and mother. She was compassionate to everyone she met. She loved to help others and served faithfully in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.rJewel lived in New Orleans for 55 years where she and her husband, Howard Reid Sorensen, raised their seven children. They were sealed for time and eternity in the Manti LDS Temple and have celebrated 62 and a half years together. In 1990 she was named Louisiana Mother of the Year.rShe is preceded in death by her parents, Iva Beth and Clyde Henry Harward, and a granddaughter, Carrie Lynn Blache.rShe is survived by her husband, Howard Reid Sorensen, and their seven children: Kay Marie Miller, Cindy Lee Ardis, Kellly Reid Sorensen, Kevin Ray Sorensen, Howard Clyde Sorensen, Amee Elizabeth Sorensen and Christopher Adam Sorensen; 25 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren; and her siblings: Sharon Harward, Clark Harward, Denzil Harward and Maurine Jensen.rA funeral service will be held on Monday, February 27, at 11 a.m. at the Payson 19th Ward Chapel, 482 W. 1400 South, Payson. A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 587 S. 100 West, Payson. There will also be a visitation prior to the funeral from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.