Sophia Irene Stanners, 88, a longtime resident of Tujunga, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, April 25. At her side was her loving family. Sophie was born in Los Angeles in Jan. 22, 1926.
Sophie attended Catholic Girls High School and Glendale College. She worked as a legal secretary at the law firm of Hanna and Morton, most closely with James P. Lower LLP, for over 40 years. Before that she worked at The Tam O’ Shanter and the Chef’s Inn. She was a parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes for over 55 years.
Sophie’s love of bowling kept her active. She also enjoyed her dancing club with her husband, the late Donald Stanners. They met ice skating and also enjoyed many a night at the Hollywood Palladium.
She is survived by her seven children: daughters Jeanne (Keith) Petersen, Michelle (Alan) Myers, Patricia (Geoffrey) Rue, Margarett (Steve) Boyd, sons Mark (Yvonne) Stanners , Timothy Stanners and Paul (Lisa) Stanners; 11 grandchildren Christopher, Patrick, Kurt, Colene, Stacey, Paul, Adrienne, Natalie, Juliette, Matthew and Rachel, as well as two great grandchildren Faith and Carson.
A funeral Mass will be at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 370 Campus Dr. in Arcadia on Saturday May 3 at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Sophia Stanners name to either Holy Family High School, 400 E. Lomita, Glendale, CA 91205 or St. Francis High School, 200 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, CA 91011.