- February 18, 1924 - March 24, 2015
- San Antonio, Texas
of Jane's Passing
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“Jane worked for me for several years and was such a good employee. She always stood for what is right and made no bones about it. I am not going to...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Carolyn Arnold
“Thanks so much for including us in your family, sheltering us during hurricane evacuations, and for teaching Margaret your lemon curd recipe. You...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Sam and Margaret Zimmerle
“Gwynne, so sorry that your mom passed away. Please know that I am praying for your entire family for the days and months ahead while you make...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Deanna Hickman Fate
“Anyone who had a daughter as sweet as Jennifer was indeed wonderful.
My wife and I are moved by your loss.
4 of 11 | Posted by: James Webster
“Sorry to hear about Jane's passing. I still think of Bob and Jane and all of the Sonnens. Jane and Bob were bothe very dear to me. Hope all of you...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Sam Cangelosi
“Mrs. Sonnen was a great example as a Wife, Mother and Grandmother. May she rest in peace knowing that we will all remember for the life she led. ...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Karl M. Hanner
“That Mrs. Sonnen was a remarkable and beloved human being I know from my friendship with two of her children, Jennifer and Gwynne, both wonderful...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Tess Nasis
“I have known this wonderful lady since I was a child. She is and was an inspiration. I will not soon forget the many kindnesses she showed me through...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Pam Sholund Bearor
“So thankful to have had the priveledge to have known such a beautiful lady. You may be gone, but will definitely not be forgotten.
9 of 11 | Posted by: Fran Callahan
“How does someone express the emotions in their heart to properly portray the feelings that lie within?
At Easter in 1997 I first met beloved Jane,...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Karl Williams
“You were beautiful Mom!
11 of 11 | Posted by: Jennifer Zimmerle
Jane Ruth Saunders Sonnen was born to Frank Saunders and Julia Lewise Cochrane on February 18, 1924 in San Antonio, Texas. She married Robert Audrey Sonnen and together they had four children: Gwynne Mayer, Robert Alan Sonnen (wife Debby), Deborah Sonnen and Jennifer Zimmerle. Jane was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her four children, seven grandchildren (Tracy Irzarry and husband, Joe, David Mayer and wife, Courtney, Jason Davis, Jarrett Sonnen and wife, Kristen, Hunter Sonnen and wife, Maria, Nicholas Zimmerle and Audrey Zimmerle) and thirteen great grandchildren here and one on the way.
Jane graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1942 and remained close to many of her schoolmates throughout her life. She retired after fifteen years with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company where she also made many dear friends. Jane enjoyed years of travel with her husband throughout the United States and the world. She finally built her dream home in the hill country where she spent the last 11 years of her life. After battling Parkinson's disease for many years, she passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones.
The family wishes to give special thanks to Alamo Hospice of Boerne for their timely and gentle caring; Frances Rivera and her husband, Henry, for their care and devotion through the years; Chuck Burling for his love, loyalty and music to the end; and Dora Bernal, friend and family member, whose love and support made Jane's last few weeks comfortable and peaceful.
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015
MISSION BURIAL PARK SOUTH
1700 S.E. MILITARY DRIVE
In lieu of flowers, the family asks you send donations to the National Parkinson Foundation, www.parkinson.org.