January 9, 2001 - November 11, 2015
Sophia (Sophie) Claire Etheridge
A gathering is planned for January 10, 2016, from (about) 2:45-3:45 at the Grandview Grange 2280 East Noble Place, Centennial, Colorado to celebrate her life and share memories. This is primarily intended for her Colorado friends, but others are welcome. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served; feel free to bring something to share. All are invited to bring and share memories, via digital images (still or animated), spoken or written sentiments (bring with you or write something on paper provided, anonymous or signed, to be given to Claire and/or read at the gathering, or sealed for no-one else to see and buried with her ashes at a later time). Feel free to email [email protected] for more information.
A Memorial service was held the evening of Tuesday, November 17, 2015 First Presbyterian Church of Plano 1500 Jupiter Road, Plano, TX 75074
Survived by: her loving parents, Claire Bennett of Centennial CO, and Mark Etheridge and partner, Laura Dorsett of Plano TX; sister Alexis Etheridge of Irving TX; grandmother Georgia Etheridge, Reese TX; aunts & uncles: Daniel & Elizabeth (McCutcheon) Horn, Roswell NM; David and Patricia (Campbell) Bennett, Englewood CO; Michael & Patricia (Etheridge) Spenla, Reese TX; Gregory & Peggy Etheridge, Richardson TX; Lee & Ginger Etheridge, Manvel TX; Joseph & Vickie Etheridge, Virginia Beach VA; a large extended family; and pet schnauzer Crimson. Preceded in death by grandparents Irving Bennett, Florence Skinner, Denver CO; Travis Etheridge, Reese TX.
Though born in Colorado, she was a Texan at heart with Aggie spirit. She attended Log Cabin Learning Academy (Killeen TX), First Step Learning Center (Temple TX), Oak Creek School (Garland TX), Miller Elem (Richardson TX), Murphy MS (Murphy TX), Newton MS (Centennial CO), Armstrong MS (Plano TX); freshman at McMillen HS (Murphy TX). She was also a videographer for PISD football games. She loved all critters. She was a sweet, polite, multi-talented, quirky, meticulous, unique, smart, and beautiful person. She was loved by many and touched countless more. She participated in two years of Kung Fu, progressing through five levels, and four years of Drama Kids International. Sophie played softball in Sachse for one season and she had also played clarinet in the band. Her passions included playing piano; watching (and drawing) anime and manga; creating other visual art with various media (painting, photography, origami …); playing video games; listening to music; watching movies, cartoons, and silly videos. Her favorite food was Steak – rare.
In lieu of flowers, contributions (in Sophia’s name/honor) are requested to charitable organization(s) of your choosing; suggestions include: support of troubled teens, local humane society/shelter, scholarships for music lessons, First Presbyterian Church of Plano, Geneva Glen Camp (Indian Hills CO).
11/11/2015 quote of the day: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss (http://www.eduro.com/)
11/11/2015 word of the day: otaku (https://www.wordnik.com/word-of-the-day/2015/11/11)
Sweetheart, we love you deeply and miss you immensely – such a beautiful person. You have been such a joy to us, so talented, and always brought us happiness; you are our light. Be at peace, and know you will always be remembered, forever in our hearts. We celebrate your life.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
To express your sympathy with a flower arrangement please contact our florist.