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Sonja Elaine (nee Thompson) Parsons

KAPOLEI, Hawaii  Sonja Elaine (nee Thompson) Parsons of Kapolei, Hawaii, was called to heaven at 11:40 p.m. Oct. 22, 2017, in San Diego. 

She is rejoined with many loved ones, including her father, Vern Thompson; stepfather, John Trenholm; her sister, Kathleen Thompson; daughter, Julianne Parsons; and the Messiah. 

She is survived by her husband and soulmate, Paul Parsons; her mother, Lucille Trenholm; her stepmother, Shirley Thompson; her sisters and brother: Julia Stach, Lisa Thompson, Gina Thompson-Smith and Matt Thompson; her children: Beth Ladwig, Chris Ladwig, Jordan Parsons and Nicholas Parsons; and her grandson, Alika Parsons. She is also survived by an extended family including her nieces and nephews: Rebecca and her husband Joe and daughter Maebelline, Courtney and her husband David, Adam Athearn, Anton Thompson, and Heidi Smith. 

Sonja was a proud graduate of Lawton High School with the Class of 1972. She has many classmates, friends and extended family members still living in the Lawton and Oklahoma City areas.

Services were held at 4 p.m., Oct. 28, 2017, at Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego. 

Interment was at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 31, 2017, at Miramar National Cemetery. 

Sonja was a loving and honorable daughter, fierce mother, incredible artist, proud civil servant and military spouse, devoted wife and homemaker, and dedicated home school educator. Her endless love, contagious hugs, infectious laugh and radiant smile will be missed by all.

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