OBITUARY

Sonia Riggs

July 14, 1966July 5, 2019
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Sonia Riggs died peacefully in the company of her family on July 5th 2019 at MD Anderson after a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her father, mother and sister Smiley Wadhwa.

Sonia was born on July 14th 1966 in New Delhi, India to Inder Jit and Mohinder Singh. She attended Springdales School in India until her family decided to move to America in 1975. Once here, she graduated high school from La Porte High School Class of 84’. Sonia began her life with her loving husband James Riggs in February of 1989. After working many jobs, she began her career at Continental Airlines as an accounting clerk in March of 1993. She loved her job and co-workers but decided to become a stay at home mom after the birth of her last child in November of 1999. In December 1990, June 1992, and November of 1999 she welcomed her three children into this world.

Sonia is survived by her husband, James Riggs; her three children, Nikko Riggs, Erika Trowbridge and Michael Riggs; her son-in-law, Shane Trowbridge; her siblings, Reena Roberts and husband Kasey Roberts, Swarn Singh and his wife Sangita Singh, Tajinder Singh and wife Hilda Singh, and Manjeet Wadhwa ; her granddaughter, Sarah Trowbridge; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Besides spending time with family and friends, Sonia has a passion for animals, traveling, pedicures, watching her children play sports, and occasionally the casino. Sonia had a bright and outgoing personality and was known for her ability to help others in need, people or animals. She touched many peoples lives with her generosity and her value of life. Her presence will be greatly missed.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Wednesday July 10th at 2pm at Grand View Funeral Home located at 8501 Spencer Hwy., Pasadena, TX 77505.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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Datha Dotson

July 8, 2019

It was a pleasure getting to know Sonia. I last saw her two, maybe three weeks ago, and she was looking better. We talked about her hair finally starting to grow back. I had no idea that would be the last time I would ever see her. Learning about Sonia’s passing makes me realize, we need to keep in touch with the people we love, and with the people who love us because life is so short. I know Sonia is not hurting any more. I also know she will be dearly missed by all her friends and loved ones. My deepest sympathy goes to James, her children, and grand children. James you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Sincerely, Datha Dotson

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Sonia and Michael at Bubby’s Graduation

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Family get together at T.P.’s house

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Sonia and Erika at Vickeys House

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Sonia and Erika on the beCh

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Sonia, Reena, Pinkie, and Smiley at T.P.’s House

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Erika’s LVN Graduation

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Helping Erika get ready for her wedding

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Sonia and Michael at Bubby’s Graduation

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Family get together at T.P.’s house

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Sonia and Erika at Vickeys House

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Sonia and Erika on the beCh

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Sonia, Reena, Pinkie, and Smiley at T.P.’s House

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Erika’s LVN Graduation

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Helping Erika get ready for her wedding

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Biography

Sonia Riggs died peacefully in the company of her family on July 5th 2019 at MD Anderson after a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her father, mother and sister Smiley Wadhwa.

Sonia was born on July 14th 1966 in New Delhi, India to Inder Jit and Mohinder Singh. She attended Springdales School in India until her family decided to move to America in 1975. Once here, she graduated high school from La Porte High School Class of 84’. Sonia began her life with her loving husband James Riggs in February of 1989. After working many jobs, she began her career at Continental Airlines as an accounting clerk in March of 1993. She loved her job and co-workers but decided to become a stay at home mom after the birth of her last child in November of 1999. In December 1990, June 1992, and November of 1999 she welcomed her three children into this world.

Sonia is survived by her husband, James Riggs; her three children, Nikko Riggs, Erika Trowbridge and Michael Riggs; her son-in-law, Shane Trowbridge; her siblings, Reena Roberts and husband Kasey Roberts, Swarn Singh and his wife Sangita Singh, Tajinder Singh and wife Hilda Singh, and Manjeet Wadhwa ; her granddaughter, Sarah Trowbridge; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Besides spending time with family and friends, Sonia has a passion for animals, traveling, pedicures, watching her children play sports, and occasionally the casino. Sonia had a bright and outgoing personality and was known for her ability to help others in need, people or animals. She touched many peoples lives with her generosity and her value of life. Her presence will be greatly missed.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Wednesday July 10th at 2pm at Grand View Funeral Home located at 8501 Spencer Hwy., Pasadena, TX 77505.