Yoichi Manen Sonis

October 25, 1958March 21, 2019

Yoichi Manen Sonis passed away on March 21, 2019 in Happy Valley, Oregon.

He was born October 25, 1958, to the Late Reverend Manel Sonis and his wife, the late Ekosita Sonis. He was one of 9 children: 2 sisters and 7 brothers.

He attended and completed Mwan Elementary School from 1967 to 1974, then attended Truk High School in 1975 graduating in 1978.

He attended Crowder College and graduated with an Associate of Arts degree.

He is survived by his wife, Magdale Benian; and five children: Margie Sonis, Jacob Manel Sonis, Samantha Ekosita Kakac, Maanka Benian, and Myrean Ekosita Sonis.

He will be dearly missed.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 13, 2019

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