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Sonja Jean Paetzold
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Obituary for Sonja Jean Paetzold

Mrs. Sonja Jean Paetzold, longtime resident of Hereford, passed away Saturday, June 23rd at the age of 79.

Mrs. Paetzold was born on December 29, 1938 to Jesse Bedford and Jewell (Lambert) Culp in Petersburg, Texas. She completed High School and came to Hereford in the 1950’s. She met her husband William Paetzold in 1954 and the two were married August 27, 1957 at St. Anthony’s Church in Hereford. She was a homemaker and a devoted wife and mother to her husband and children. Known as “Nanny” to all who knew her, she especially loved to cook for her family and often took meals to the fields for the harvesters working there. She was also a talented artist who painted in watercolors and oils.

Sonja is preceded in death by her parents, and by her brother Eddie L. Culp and sister Janice Bradford.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband William Paetzold, her children: her son Chris and wife Kay Paetzold of Hereford, Texas and daughter Debbie and husband Chris Stephens of Amarillo, Texas, and her grandchildren Melissa Stephens and husband Chad of Hereford, Texas, Cory and wife Tabitha Paetzold of Amarillo, Texas, Kristin Paetzold of Hereford, Texas, and Tyler, Karis, and Ashton Stephens, all of Amarillo, Texas. Also surviving her are 3 great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Hereford Heritage Funeral Home

411 E. 6th Street
Hereford, TX 79045

Rosary to be recited at 6:30 pm

Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM
St. Anthony's Catholic Church

115 N 25 Mile Ave
Hereford, Texas 79045

Fr. Grant Spinhirne will be the celebrant. Burial to follow at St. Anthony's Cemetery.

Cemetery Details


St Anthony's Catholic Cemetery

402 Ranger St
Hereford, TX 79045


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