Sonja Elizabeth (Saxton) Ishmael

Born: Sat., Dec. 14, 1946
Died: Mon., Dec. 30, 2013


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jan. 11, 2014


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Sonja Elizabeth Ishmael, a 68 year old Trenton, MO resident passed away Monday, December 30, 2013 at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore, IL.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Resthaven Mortuary of Trenton.  A visitation is scheduled from 1 until service time Saturday.  Burial will be in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens.  Memorial donations may be made to the Family and left with the funeral home.
Sonja Ishmael was born December 14, 1946 in Lecember, Germany to Jessie and Ingebor (Stark) Saxton. She grew up in Seaside California then moved to the Bay Area Fremont California where she raised her four children Edward, Alfred , john and youngest daughter Virginia. She also worked at General Motors till they closed their doors in the early 80's. Then  On September 3, 1986 she was united in marriage to Terry Duane Ishmael her true sole mate.  He preceded her in death on October 29, 2013.
Surviving relatives include, , Edward Martinez and his wife Lisa of Oakland, MD, Grabiel Martinez of Nashville, IN, a daughter Virginia Worel and her husband Phil of West Chicago, IL,sons Clarke Ishmael  of Kansas City, MO. 11 grandchildren Nathan of California Edward Jr. and john Paul, Cambria. of Oakland Maryland. Justin and Joshua of California. Kyle, Miranda and Avery of Nashville and Marcella and Steven of west Chicago  and 4 great-grandchildren .  Sonja was a wonderful wife loving caring for all who needed a shoulder a fantastic mother who worked so hard to provide for her family she will be greatly missed for an eternity . May she rest in piece ..
Those preceding her in death include her parents, A Son John D Martinez and husband Terry D Ishmael .

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Linda Crenshaw
   Posted Fri January 10, 2014
I am so deeply sorry for the passing of my dear friend, Sonja. We knew one another for over 10 years. I was the closest to her when her family was living in Warrenville Il. I would visit her often and most of those times unannounced! She was happy to see me and always had a smile on her face and made me feel welcomed. Sonja was a very loving person and this showed with her love she gave to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.My heartfelt prayers go to her family in this time of sorrow to find the strength to go forward without her.Remember all the happy times and may she rest in peace. God Bless You All. Hugs to everyone. Linda

Samantha Curatola
   Posted Fri January 10, 2014
To the family of Sonja,
I am sorry for your loss. She is now in a better place along with her husband Terry without any pain or suffering.May she rest in peace.

Michele Perry
   Posted Sat January 11, 2014
May the road rise up to meet you.May the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields.Until we all meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Love Michele,Johnny,Jesse and Nolan

Misty Santos
   Posted Sat January 11, 2014
I am so sorry for the loss you all must be feeling right now. I look back on so many years of knowing your family, that you are like my family. So many memories, we had the best time hanging out at the old Martinez home on Cabrillo. I know that this will be hard for you all, but I am praying that the Lord will bring each of you peace and comfort for your hearts and know that all the things are in his hands with love. I am always here for you all and you are in my heart and prayers. With all my love and deepest sympathies. Always, Misty Marie :'(

Joaquin Duran
   Posted Sat January 11, 2014
You welcomed me into your house open heartedly with no questions asked and made me feel comfortable and at home. Little things like that I will never forget, thanks for making me feel normal when I felt out of place.

Tiffanee vasquez
   Posted Sat January 11, 2014
Sonja was a great mother and person! Always treated me and my oldest like family! Making sure we ate well and enjoyed our time while visiting. My deepest condolences for all that are affected by her passing. She will live on in memory!

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