In loving memory of

Sonia Amaya
July 21, 1968 - April 10, 2022

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Sonia Amaya, 53, of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at Trinity Muscatine Hospital.

A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2022, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the children, in care of Joanna and Franklin. Online condolences may be made at

Sonia was born on July 21, 1968, in Juarez, Mexico, the daughter of Edilberto and Josefina Alvarado Torres.

She loved to help people. Sonia worked as a certified nurse's aide, para educator, and drove for Non-Emergency Transport in Muscatine. She enjoyed cooking, projects, puzzles, and listening to all genres of music. Sonia loved her family. She had a big heart and always put everyone else first.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Franklin Amaya and Joanna Amaya; her mother, Josefina Torres; and siblings, Marisela Quiroz and her husband, Fabiol, of Colorado; Elena Ochoa and her husband, Javier, of Illinois, Virginia Torres of Illinois; Josephine Diaz and her husband, Manny, of Illinois; Edilberto Torres Jr. of Illinois, and Cesar Torres and his wife, Abigail, of Washington, Iowa.

Sonia is preceded in death by her father.


Angie clauss wrote on Apr 14, 2022:

"Tía I keep remembering the day we hung out. We messaged back-and-forth in the morning about what we needed for dinner and what time. You said the twins were still sleeping. You made flautas my mom made rice and beans she said ?she had messed up on the rice? you said ?no it?s fine it?s good?. You were so happy. You are such a wonderful person and think about everyone else. The energy you give out as loving positive and welcoming. I am so thankful and I think God that he gave me the time to spend time with you. You met Shane you made him laugh and smile so much that night. I know he loves you like we do. You raised two amazing kids and I?m so thankful to have them in my life. When I see them I see you and I love it. Please let us to continue to feel the energy again and again. We love and miss you dearly tía. "

Sofia Ochoa wrote on Apr 13, 2022:

"Tia at first I didn?t want to believe or accept this news. It took me a while to accept I wasn?t going to see you again. I will forever cherish when you would record and cry when I sang shallow, it made me happy to make you happy, and I?m happy that I got to sing to you lone last time. And if I ever do go and sing in the voice I know you will be there cheering me on. I?m going to miss seeing you around. Hearing your voice, your laugh, and seeing you smile. I love you Tia so much and you will forever be in my heart??"

Adrian wrote on Apr 13, 2022:

"Tía Sonia I love you so so much! I promise, if I?m ever feeling down or sad I?ll just remember one of the talks we?d have. You made feel happier when I was down and really made see the bigger picture at times when I couldn?t. Talks with you were my favorite, and I?ll forever cherish them. Thank you for everything. For being the best Tia, the kindest person, and for always smiling even when times were hard. I miss you, and can?t wait for the day I get to finally see you again ??"

Jasmine Ochoa wrote on Apr 13, 2022:

"My forever beautiful Angel? I can?t wait for the day that we get to see each other again. When I can give you a big hug & kiss! I love you so much tia & I will miss you forever "

Elena Ochoa wrote on Apr 12, 2022:

"My sister words cannot describe this pain I feel, it hurts not being able to see or talk to you. I am Selfish in not wanting to let you go, but know that I have to. I will forever Cherish and Treasure every moment and memory. I know I will see you again sister, wait for us. I LOVE YOU FOREVER..."

Cesar Torres wrote on Apr 12, 2022:

"My beautiful sister you will be missed but it eases my ?? knowing your not suffering anymore. As painful as this is my heart will be at ease knowing your at a eternal sleep and will see you soon my sister in the resurrection Jehovah promises. Descansa mi hermana k pronto nos veremos ?? ? ?? I love you."