Effie Ruth Sonnen
Effie Ruth Sonnen
  • April 8, 1931 - May 24, 2017
  • Lake Jackson, Texas

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Effie Ruth Sonnen, 86, of Lake Jackson TX passed away on May 24, 2017. Effie was born to Tom and Gertrude Hammonds on April 8, 1931 in Angleton TX. Effie married Leroy Sonnen in Angleton, TX on May 27, 1949. Just before high school graduation on a special blind date, Effie met the love of her life, Leroy. They married on May 27th 1949 and were together in life, and in love until he passed away in 1988.
Effie served for 18 years as a Municipal Judge for the City of Oyster Creek. She was very creative and had many hobbies and skills. She was an avid reader throughout her life and an expert Scrabble player. She was an excellent cook, decorating beautiful cakes for weddings, anniversaries and birthdays for friends and loved ones. She was an outstanding seamstress and sewed for many. She was accomplished at oil painting, and loved to metal detect with her Mother. Effie and Leroy shared a passion for fishing and gardening. They spent many happy hours sharing the things they loved. And of course, her pride and joy was her grandsons Adam and Eli.
Effie is preceded in death by her husband Leroy and her parents Tom and Gertrude Hammonds.
Effie is survived by her son Tommy (Renee) Sonnen, daughter Lisa (Elliott) Clark, grandsons Eli (Annie) Clark, Adam (Stefanie) Clark and three great grandsons, Easton, Everett and Cannon. Sisters Margaret Turner, Tommie Jo (Johnye) Slaughter, brother Buddy (Billie Jean) Hammonds, brother-in-law, Carl Sonnen, and many nieces and nephews. Also, very special friends, Robert Vaughn, Lin and Johnny Richey, Patti and Tammi Schilhab, Mike and Gail Calcote and Gary and Sherri Hunter.
Graveside Services will be held at 10:30am on May 31, 2017 in Restwood Memorial Park, followed by a gathering to remember her life at 11:00am in Restwood Funeral Home.