Sonia Rae Langley Sheldon, age 82, Ponca City resident, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
A memorial ceremony to gratefully celebrate Sonia’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 in the chapel at Trout Funeral Home & Crematory with Deacon Dick Robinson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.
Sonia was born on Aug. 6, 1936 as the only child to Herbert W. Langley and Dorothy C. Johnson Langley in Newkirk, Okla. She was raised in the Kay County area, graduating with the class of 1954 from Ponca City High School. Sonia was joined in marriage to B. P. “Nick” Sheldon on Nov. 24, 1994. They made their home in rural Lamont for 18 years before moving back to Ponca City, where they have lived the last five years. Sonia was a precious woman. She was easy to get along with, her anger was never shown with rage, unless OSU football was having a bad game, and was gracious towards others. While embracing the role of “Mimi” and “Gigi” for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Sonia adored spending time with them and was proud of their accomplishments. A strong grasp of family history was important to Sonia. Efforts around the back country roads to locate the graves of her and her loved ones’ ancestors were frequent pursuits of Sonia. The family tree was nearly memorized and quickly shared with her family. As well, Sonia enjoyed reading fiction, perusing Facebook, supporting OSU football and skillfully putting together various crafts. Traveling the world gave Sonia and Nick great times together as they set out on numerous cruises, visits to Europe, South America and the U.S.A. She will be dearly missed by those who loved her. Please honor her memory by sharing the fun she shared with others.
Survivors include her husband Nick Sheldon of the home; children Lisa McGraw and husband Tim, of Oklahoma City; Jan Fender and husband Tom, of Ponca City; Eric Kammiller and wife Julie, of Derby, Kan.; Mike Sheldon, of Newcastle, Okla.; Cindy Garza, of Bartlesville; Jill Butler and husband Paul, of Bartlesville; Mandy Morris and husband Nick, of Ponca City; grandchildren Jill Trend, of Oklahoma City; Jeffrey McGraw, of Oklahoma City; Mackenzie Jenkinson and husband Gavin, of Broken Arrow; Tyler Fender, of Oklahoma City; Kristin Kammiller, of Wichita, Kan.; Charles Kammiller, of Derby, Kan.; Autumn Garza, of Bartlesville; Dylan Butler, of Bartlesville; Lexi Morris, of Stillwater; Niki Morris, of Ponca City; great-grandchildren: Noah Jenkinson, Bennett Jenkinson, Claire Jenkinson, Claire Trant, Lily Trant Carter Trant, and dear family friend Jamie Hager and children Kinley and Jace of Glenpool, Okla. Sonia was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 730 W Wilshire Blvd Suite 105, Oklahoma City, OK 73120.