“I want to be like a sunflower, on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight.”
Sonia Lee Westvang, 54, of Okanogan, Wash., passed away Oct. 22, 2018, resulting from an automobile accident.
She was employed by the U.S. Forest Service for 30 years. Sonia was involved with the fairgrounds, 4-H, and the Omak Stampede. Also, many children throughout the valley were recipients of her kindness through the various Tree’s of Sharing at Christmas time.
Sonia was a simple gal, she loved the Okanogan Valley, the beauty of nature, and all that the earth provided her. She was a true “Riversider” and many fond memories of growing up and going to school there were always close to her heart. She found peace in tending her beautiful yard and garden and sitting on her front porch watching all the little critters come and go.
Sonia is survived by her mother, Catherine Anderson, of Omak; two brothers, Duane (Becky) Kurtz, of Liberty Lake, Wash. and James (Pimon) Stair, of Wilbur, Wash; two sisters, Melanie (Paul) Harms of Las Vegas, Nev., and Laura (Dan) Kurtz, of Powell, Wyo.; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her father, Martin Carl Westvang, of Arkansas; grandparents, Chet and Lena Anderson; and nieces, Amanda Kurtz, and Summer Bell.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at the Riverside Cemetery with a Celebration of life to follow at the Riverside Grange Hall, it will be a potluck.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Omak Stampede, 421 Stampede Dr., Omak, WA 98841 or Okanogan County Fairgrounds, PO Box 467, Okanogan, WA 98840.