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Sonya Roden '90 October 18, 2022 11:28 AM updated: October 18, 2022 11:49 AM

Sonya Kay Crump Roden

April 16, 1968 - July 4, 2022

Sonya Kay Crump Roden passed away peacefully at her home in Texas on July 4, 2022. She will sleep with the angels. She always was one of them.

Born on April 16, 1968 in Potter, Texas to Timothy Allan Crump and Mary Lou Bevers Crump; the oldest girl with two younger brothers. Sonya graduated from Canyon High School in 1986. In 1991, She received a BA in Marketing from Texas A&M at College Station; MBA at University of Texas at Austin, 1997; and Tuck School of Business, 2006 Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. After graduation from ATM, she worked for The Galveston Daily News; Advertising and Marketing for KKMJ, Austin Radio; Sabre Group Strategy Group, Ft. Worth; University of Texas Executive Education Department assisting Marketing Strategies and Salesmanship Training; NASA Flight Hardware Development Branch; Bright, strong, and independent, Sonya progressed to remodeling homes and ultimately, to overseeing their construction.


Married on June 20, 1998 to her great love, Sean Kevin Roden, MD at his ranch, The Oasis, complete with bagpipes and kilts. They began their adventure together with a honeymoon to Tahiti and Bora Bora. Their first home was in Midland.

Sonya was a Texan at heart and lived in College Station, Austin, Dallas, Lubbock, Galveston, and Medford, Oregon. However, she was also a world traveler. Accompanied by Sean, Sonya traveled the world including New Zealand, all of Europe, Thailand, Singapore, Hawaii and dove with manta rays, and sailed in Mexican waters. Sonya studied Russian language and literature at Moscow State University while living on Pushkin Square in Moscow and Star City, Russia.

She delighted in the idiosyncrasies of each place and made friends everywhere. True, loyal, and generous, Sonya was unfailingly thoughtful and kind.

Her interests were eclectic: an advocate for animals, her fur babies were pet rescues; Member of Home Builders Assoc.; Habitat for Humanity; Recording for the Library for the Blind; a dedicated golfer and Member of the Ladies Golf Assoc South Shore Harbor; Certified SCUBA Dive Master; and Certified Yoga instructor; and cooking and dining out were always adventures.


Her brother, Timothy Allan Crump, JR, preceded her in death.

Sonya is deeply missed by her husband, Sean Kevin Roden, her dear parents, Timothy Allan and Mary Lou Crump, her brother, Curtis Lee Crump and his wife Lindsay, their children Abigail and Aaron; her mother-in-law Carolyn Roden; her sisters-in law Carla Grover and husband Denny, and Lana Davis.

Sonya was loved by so, so many. The immense love from family and friends, former colleagues has confirmed the esteem in which she was held. Your empathy and myriad kindnesses have eased the suffering of those left behind, and we thank you.

The Family will receive friends on Friday, August 19, 2022 from 6-8:00pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main, League City, Texas 77573.


Service in Midland, Texas will be September 2, 2022 at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church located at 800 W Texas Ave, Midland, TX 79701.

Service in Canyon, Texas will be September 9, 2022 at 11:00AM at Calvary Baptist Church; 800 8th St, Canyon, TX 79015

She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi in Webster, Texas.

Her body will be interred at Chalk Mountain Cemetery, Somervell County, Texas at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Dog is My Copilot, or any local ASPCA Organization.

Posted by Crowder Funeral Home - League City, (See Obitiuaries) 1645 E. Main St., League City, TX 77573 (281) 332-2727


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