Sonja F. Conant

July 15, 1935April 30, 2013

Sonja Friedl Conant passed away on Tuesday April 30, 2013.

The daughter of Otto and Freidl Wichert and sister to Ralph and Trudy; she was born in Los Angeles on July 15, 1935.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Joe Leon and survived by her three children, Linda, ken and Carolyn, her grandchildren Alex and Jacob and her sons in law Bob, Jim and Eric.

She brightened every day with her sassy humor, positive attitude and the way she would look at you and say"hi toots". She gave us love, taught us love and was the true meaning of love. Her passing has left her family and friend with a hole in their hearts.

A private family service will be held, where Mom will join Dad at the Riverside National Cemetery to rest together at last. In lieu of flowers, donations to the National Kidney Foundation are appreciated.


Sonja F. Conant

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Linda Loiselle

May 12, 2014

Mom Yesterday was Mothers day, Bob and I came to visit you and Dad Brought you some flowers.
love you both

lindad loiselle

May 1, 2014

Mom, today is one year since you pass away Ken ,Carolyn and I spoke this morning we all miss you and dad very much,and are in our thoughts every day.
love your children,

Linda Loiselle

April 21, 2014

Hi Mom and Dad,
Today is Easter it was a beauiful day, I think of you both every day.Miss both of you so much.
love linda

September 25, 2013

Grandma Sonja,
I was laying in bed last night & couldn't sleep because you were all I was thinking of. I found myself missing you more so than ever. I chit chatted with you as if you were sitting in front of me but I know you were there listening. It is still hard for me to believe you are gone and I hate it so much. All I want to do is pick up the phone and call you just to hear your voice again. I miss you and love you to the moon & back. xoxo

Linda Loiselle

July 15, 2013

July 15,2013
Hi Mom, Today is your Birthday, Bob and I want to wish you a Happy Birthday. today the the weather is warm, and beautiful. miss you every day.

lots of love

Nicole Herbert

June 3, 2013

Dear Grandma Sonja,
I can't believe your gone. But I know your w/ Grandpa Joe in a better place. To list all my memories of you would take a life time. You were the best grandma to me. I miss our talks & your fiesty personality. There was never a dull moment when I was w/ you. I could tell you anything & you were always there to listen & give advice. I thank God everyday for allowing me to be apart of the Conant family from the day I was born. I miss you like crazy! I wish I could hear you tell one more joke or say something off the wall that would have me laughing until I was crying. During our last visit we laughed, we cried & we told eachother we loved one another. And those memories I will hold on to forever. Thank you for loving me like I was your actual granddaughter. May you R.I.P. Love you always & forever. Gone but never forgotten!
Love Always, Nicole

June 1, 2013

Sonja, was and will always be special! I knew she was not allowed cookies but who was I to fight with a fighter? Sonja loved to laugh, so I saved the jokes for the last hour of dialysis. Sonja also loved to talk about food and
where she was going to have Ken take her when he came to visit. Thursday's was a day where she looked forward to her vodka tonic or margarita and if there was a council meeting instead, that did not sit well with Sonja but she got over it quickly and concentrated on what to have for dinner. Sonja told me many stories that I enjoyed hearing and was one of the strongest fighter's I have ever met.
Sonja and Joe were very fortunate to have such loving children and family.
With Love

Linda Loiselle

May 31, 2013

Yesterday we had a Memorial for you,it was beautiful. All of your friends at
Sunrise and Family and Friends came by,
You are surely miss.
Love You Mom,

Janet Plant

May 30, 2013

Dear Linda, Ken and Carolyn...Sonja was a jewel--as beautiful inside as she was outside. Those sparkling blue eyes were so kind, so thoughtful and so, so full of humor. It was a joy to have known her...and the entire Conant family. With love, Janet

Janet Plant

May 30, 2013

It was a joy and a privilege to know Sonja while she lived with us at Sunrise. She was the kindest, sweetest, most thoughtful lady. It's no surprise that Linda, Ken and Carolyn are such a wonderful family--they had incredible inspiration from their beautiful parents.