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CARTWRIGHT, Sonja de Lambert


November 8, 2013 5:56 AM

1/1/38 - 10/29/13

Sonja Cartwright passed away October 29, surrounded by her loving family. Sonja was born in Billesholm, Sweden to Astrid Lindgren and Sven Ask de Lambert. In 1949, Sonja emigrated to America with her parents and siblings Ben, Erik, and Christina, and the family settled in Santa Barbara. Sonja graduated from Santa Barbara High in 1955. Sonja married Jim Hernandez in 1957 and they had three children: Rory, Lisa and Rick. Sonja was a devoted mother. Following her divorce in 1977, Sonja became a full-time realtor, a profession she continued for many years. In 1979, Sonja married Rob Cartwright. They spent the next thirty-four years together, enjoying family and friends and traveling to Sweden several times, as well as to Mexico, Japan, Chile, Italy and Denmark. Sonja and Rob moved to Solvang in 1992 where Sonja volunteered at the Elverhoj Museum and with the Danish Sisterhood. Sonja is survived by her husband, her three children, her sisters Christina, Elizabeth, and Katarina, stepchildren Carmen, Blanca, Marina and Robin and grandchildren Alexis, Matt, Megan, Tori, Jakob and Kilian. A memorial service for Sonja will be held at Bethania Lutheran Church in Solvang on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in her memory to the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara.

 


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