Jeric S. Sona, 37, of Aztec, passed away from this life on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Aztec. He was born Sept. 3, 1975, in Farmington, to Jack and Francine Sona.
Jeric was known as the big, loving teddy bear to most. He had a huge heart of gold and could read people like a book. He was an amazing friend to many people. He loved anything that went FAST! He had a love for fast cars especially mustangs and loved racing his Artic Cat off road vehicle. He especially loved hearing people scream, that he would put in the passenger seat for the ride of their life. He also had a love for the game of football. He played in high school for Aztec and went on to play college ball at Ft. Lewis College. He had the privilege to play in the North and South game. Also traveled to Australia to play in the All Stars game. He absolutely loved spending time with his dad, whether they just went to eat breakfast or to figure out how to make Jeric's vehicle faster.
Jeric's son and daughter were the light of his life. He grew up in Aztec and lived most of his life there with his loving wife for the last 17 years.
Our loving son, nephew, husband, uncle, father and friend will be missed by many. We love him and know he has found peace.
Jeric was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Frances Halvorson; uncle, Joel Sona and grandparents, Curby and Flora Lawrence and Jack and Ruth Sona.
He is survived by his wife, DeAnza Sona; son, Bryce Sona; daughter, Brooke Sona; parents, Jack and Francine Sona; father-in-law, Dale Halvorson; brothers, Jack and Jaime Sona; brother-in-law, Louis Salazar; sister-in-law, Sindi Salazar; three nieces, Alyssa and Taylor Sona, Ahjanáe Salazar; two nephews, Andric and Adonis Salazar. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and loving friends.
A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, at Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug 5, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 211 W. 20th St. in Farmington, officiated by Pastor Steve Ballew.
A private burial for the family will occur at a later date.
Pallbearers are Jack Sona, Jaime Sona, Louis Salazar, Leo Esquibel, Jason Phillips and Zack Steele.
Honorary pallbearers are Bryce Sona, Andric and Adonis Salazar, Luke Leuthard, Jacob Ellis, Matt Valdez, Jeremiah Lee, Brandon Hickey and Ft. Lewis College and Aztec football teammates.
Jeric's care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com.
Published in Farmington Daily Times from Aug. 1 to Aug. 16, 2013
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