HELPER - Our loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandmother, Sondi Ann Paiz, age 49, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012 after a long illness.
She was born June 13, 1963 in Tacoma, Wash., to Dennis and Louise Muncy Ferkins. Sondi attended Canyon Del Oro High School in Tucson, Ariz., and shortly after graduation she moved to Price with her parents in 1981. On June 12, 1982, she married Michael Paiz and they had one son, Cameron and one daughter Nicole.
Sondi was a kind and compassionate individual who loved helping others. For a number of years she worked at Petersen Elementary in East Carbon as a teacher's aide and as a house supervisor for Rise Inc. She loved caring for her family, especially spoiling her grandchildren. Sondi enjoyed camping and fishing with her family and she will be dearly missed by all.
Sondi is survived by her husband, Michael; son, Cameron (Amanda Holley); daughter, Nicole (Nick) Parker; grandchildren, Ryland and K'Cen; parents, Dennis and Louise; brothers, Jimmy Rutherford, Carl Gallegos, Jerry (Marie) Gallegos, Mark (Terry) Gallegos.
She is preceded in death by her brother Tommy Gallegos.
Funeral Mass, Saturday, June 30, 2012, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. Vigil service, Friday evening 7 p.m. Mitchell Funeral Home, Price. Family will be at Mitchell's Friday and Saturday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Price City Cemetery, Price. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome daily and may share memories of Sondi at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.