Sonya Ashley Yoder, 87, passed away on September 27, 2023, in Dayton, Texas. She was born on May 6, 1936, in Joshua, Texas to Alth Lou and Byer Roe Ashley. She is preceded in death by her: parents; sister, Linda Lou Childs; husband Donald D. Yoder; and son, Mark Ashley Yoder. Sonya is survived by her: daughter and son in in law, Kristy and Richard Guerra; grandson, Ivan Solares; great-grandsons, Alan, Ivan and Lance; great-granddaughters, Avery and Elani. Neice: Dena Lou Craig; nephew, Craig Ashley Childs; and numerous family members and friends.
Sonya earned a Business Degree from Midland College. Early in her career she worked as a Legal Secretary and later went on to work as an Administrative Assistant at Lockheed Martin for 37 years worked until she was 74 years old. As we all know now, there were clearly no limits to what she could achieve. Sonya was an avid cook with a bookcase packed full of recipes. She loved Bridge night with her friends and had a passion for throwing wonderful dinner parties in her youth. She was loved by all and will be sorely missed by many. Forever in our hearts.
On Saturday, October 7, 2023, Sonya’s family will greet guests from 10:00 am to 11:00 am followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 am at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E. Medical Center Blvd., Webster, TX 77598. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial donation in Sonya Yoders memory may do so to the Scoliosis Foundation.