Sonja Jane Herrick, 64, died at her home in Glendale on Friday, April 5, 2013. A private gathering of family and close friends will be held later this year to celebrate her life.
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Sonja Jane was born on March 30, 1949, in Willits, to Clifton and Eleanor Snider. She lived in Willits until she graduated from high school in 1967 and moved to Angwin to attend Pacific Union College.
After college she moved to Southern California and spent her career working at various hospitals as a data processing department manager.
She was an unselfish and caring person who never missed sending cards and gifts to family members, especially her nieces and nephews. She loved her nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews beyond measure.
Several years ago, Sonja and her husband Greg hosted a week-long summer camp called Camp Runamuck. They flew all the nieces and nephews to Los Angeles, rented a large van and visited all the Southern California tourist attractions.
Sonja was a very creative person, excelling in sewing, pottery and gardening. She loved growing fresh tomatoes year round in Southern California.
In 1986 she married Greg Herrick, and they were married 27 years at the time of her death.
Sonja is survived by her loving husband, Greg; her brother, Steven Snider and wife Rosie of Baker City, Oregon, and their four children: Stephanie, Carolyn, Daniel and Jacob; her brother, Samuel Snider of Willits, and his three children: Rebecca, Cassie and Samuel II. She also is survived by two great-nephews and seven great-nieces, as well as a godson, Joseph Leyba.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clifton Eugene Snider, and her mother, Eleanor Jane Snider.
Those wishing to make a contribution in Sonja's memory may do so to the
Published in Willits News from Apr. 17 to May 16, 2013
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