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Debbie May Sorilla

January 23, 1959 — April 9, 2023

St. George, Utah

Debbie May Sorilla, 64, passed away in St. George, Utah, on April 9, 2023.

Debbie was born on January 23, 1959, to William LaRue and Shirley Mae Blunt in Bisbee, Arizona.

In 1981, Debbie married the love of her life, Albert Ray Sorilla, in Bisbee, Arizona. In 1987, they took their children and moved to Kanab, Utah, before settling in Fredonia, Arizona, in 1988.

Debbie worked many jobs. The last was as a bartender at the Buckskin Tavern in Fredonia, Arizona, before it shut down.

Debbie loved her family. She loved being a Grandma. She loved her Dallas Cowboys and going camping, especially on Easter.

Debbie is preceded in death by both her parents, William LaRue and Shirley Mae Blunt, as well as her brothers, David LaRue and Danny LaRue.

She is survived by her children, Jennifer (Ben) Warner, Lisa (Mike) Thorpe, Albert Ray Sorilla Jr., stepson, Cheech (Ruth) Sorilla, four grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. 

Cremation was arranged with Spilsbury Mortuary. Graveside arrangements to honor her will be decided at a later date.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to leave a memory on Debbie’s obituary page at

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