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The Blonde and the Bashful

All About the Bees

Ellen Cook

Leader Editor

Editor’s note:  Everyone has a story to tell.  The Leader wants to tell those stories through this monthly feature titled “Bios of Bear River.”  Each month we will feature a Valley resident chosen randomly from our subscribers’ list.  We hope you enjoy reading about your friends and neighbors – and be ready, yours might be the next number we call.


When a 13-year-old country boy moved from the family farm in Howell to the big city of Tremonton, he brought two interests with him, hunting and sports.  He discovered another attraction, or perhaps a distraction, just two houses down on his block – a cute young blonde, also 13.

It took a little time before the attraction was returned, but the two eventually got together and the rest, as they say, is history.

Darwin and Susan Bee of Tremonton were those teens who found each other in the same town, on the same street and with the same infatuation so many years ago – but let’s save the ending of their story for, well, the end.

Now back to that cute little neighbor.  Darwin said he had always had a thing for blondes.  Susan Sorenson, on the other hand, wasn’t sure she liked the athletic, but shy farm kid who had moved in down the street.  “He tackled too hard,” she recalled of their neighborhood front yard football games.

It wasn’t until the two were sophomores at Bear River High School that they “hooked up.”  Susan discovered that behind the bashfulness was a really easygoing, genuinely nice person.  “And he played sports and was kind of cute,” she added.   She remembers their first date was to the Homecoming dance.  Dar remembers that his dad had to drive them because he didn’t yet have his license.  It would be the first of many dates and dances the two would share.

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