March 18, 1987 - January 10, 2021
Sonya Elizabeth Boeser
Age 33, of Richfield. Sonya Attended Assumption and Blessed Trinity Catholic elementary and middle schools. She graduated from the Academy of Holy Angels in 2005 with High Honors. She graduated University of Minnesota Minneapolis in 2010 with a BA in Art History. While at the University, she had a student Internship position with Goldstein Museum of Design.
Sonya was active in her church of Assumption with music as a choir member and cantor. She was active with VASA Junior Swedish folk dancing group that grandparents Mark and Dianne Johnson introduced her to, up through age 18. She was also an active member of Junior Swedish fiddlers with her brother David.
She worked in various jobs that were mainly retail including Roberts Shoes in Minneapolis, Arc’s Value Village, Food Sample Demonstrator at Sam’s Club and Cub Foods, Crayola experience in the Mall of America, Bubba Gump Shrimp gift shop.
Sonya loved art, she loved to create and share her art work. Her most recent project was the decorative painting of river rocks, some with inspirational messages that she would leave in public places or give to others when the occasion came up. She painted lovely watercolor scenes as a volunteer for long-term care facility residents.
She loved David Bowie and Monty Python. Her favorite movie was “Labyrinth” starring David Bowie as the Goblin King. She loved to be silly along with Monty Python movies and sketches.
Sonya had epilepsy (seizures) and struggled daily with mental illness. Her struggles were real and raw, however her resilience in picking up and working on moving forward was without equal. She was unique in her gifts and struggles.
Her time on earth was shortened, but her spirit, now unencumbered with fallible physicality lives on in our hearts and in the universe.
Survived by father, Mark (Heather) Boeser; brother, David (Mary Jane) Boeser; grandfather, Mark Johnson; grandmother, Sue Boeser; step-grandmother, Nora Houser; step-siblings, Alex (Brook) Brennan , Bailey (Will) Daffner and Tony Brennan; aunt, Shawn (Jo) Boeser-Hutton; uncle, Todd (Michelle) Boeser; great-aunt, Rita (Rick) Moe; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by, mother, Melissa Johnson Boeser; grandmother, Dianne Johnson; and grandfather, Rodney Boeser.
Private Funeral Service will be live-streamed 1:00 PM on Saturday (Jan. 23).
Click here: Zoom Link for Sonya’s Service.
Interment 2:30 PM at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, next to her beloved mother. Friends are welcome to join the family for the graveside service. Please respect social distancing and wear a mask.