Sonja “Sunny” L. Colden, 79, Cromwell, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. She was born on Feb. 22, 1940, to the late Virginia Faye (Smith) Spellman and Walter Trine. She married Rudy B. Colden on Dec. 22, 1990, at Auburn Church of Christ.
She worked for Home Health Care and Meals on Wheels for many years. She also worked for the state in Columbus, Ohio. She was a member of the VFW Post #1342 in Syracuse.
Sonja Colden is survived by her husband, Rudy Colden of Cromwell; sons: Ronald “Kip” (Pam) Woodworth of Marysville, Ohio; and Kelly (Marsha) Woodworth of Cromwell; daughters: Kerri (Bryan) Bell of Cromwell and Kristi (Ron) Peak of Wawaka; grandchildren: Misty (Travis) Woodworth Crawford, Mindi Collins, Jacklyn Dingess, Alisa Collins, Jess Colllins, Andrea Hayslip, Megan Woodworth, Derick Gamble, Kyle Hatmaker, Preston Dingess, Andi (Scott) Elbert, Tony (Beth) Peak, April (Jim) Chaffin, Ashley (Frank) Hawks.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Kimberly Patches; sister, Janet “Suzie” Yumet and great-granddaughter, Aubree Coe. Sonja was blessed to be a nanny to many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She loved gardening, crocheting blankets for her children and grandchildren, writing recipes, baking and was a big animal lover. In accordance to Sonja’s wishes cremation will take place with no services. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.