Sofia Quigley

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Sofia Quigley

Zofia Brewinski (legally changed her name to Sofia) started her journey in life 10-14-1943, in Heilbronn am Neckar, Germany, a Nazi work camp.  Her family came to the USA in 1950 via the Catholic Church.  She grew up in Thompson, North Dakota, and graduated from High School there.  During her younger years, she cleaned houses, picked potatoes and babysat to earn extra money.  She attended the University of North Dakota (Grand Forks ND.) for 1 and ½ years, and then moved to Seattle, WA.   Her first official job in Seattle, Hotpoint – an appliance company,   later she went to work at Capital Finance, where she met her husband David Quigley, married for 53 years.   After Capital Finance, she found herself working at Ford Motor Credit Company as a clerk… this is where her career flourished with many promotions to being one of the first women to become a Dealer Account Manager.  She retired in March 30th, 2001.

She was blessed with 2 daughters, Kelly and Kristen, and leaves behind her sister Mary, brothers Paul and John.  She was blessed with 4 grandchildren, David, Madison, Sofia and Wyatt, plus many nieces and nephews.

Some things she really LOVED – her family, faith and Catholic Church, friends near and far, her ranch in Ellensburg, all her fur babies (especially Mitzi and Buddy, Dogs and her beloved horses Levi Bux and Cheebar).  If she was not home on the West side you would find her with our dad at their Ranch in Eastern Washington, riding horses, herding cattle,  driving her convertible, picking up wood and more wood, painting and SUNBATHING with a good book.  On the West side she would volunteer at Evergreen hospice, Discovery Shop (cancer thrift store) and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed traveling many places with her husband and daughters.


Values she lived by!

  • Is it kind?
  • Is it the truth?
  • And is it necessary?

Her words to live by!

  • Make it a great day!

Memorial Contributions in Sofia’s honor are suggested to:

American Cancer Society Discovery shop – Overlake

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church – Carnation, WA.

We will be celebrating Sofia’s life with a family and friends gathering Memorial Day weekend.

May the memories you have of her, be forever treasures in your heart.

8 Responses to “Sofia Quigley”

  • Donna Gunderson says:

    Sofia was my best friend from childhood and on. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Love you, Sofia, and you will forever be in my heart ❤.

  • Joyce Nefs says:

    Sofia and I have been been friends since she came to the USA. We were in the same grade and shared many special times together. She will be missed by many friends. RIP, my friend.

  • Betty Brown says:

    Sofia was an amazing woman. Her job on Earth may be over now, but just starting in Heaven!

  • Diane Stone says:

    Sofia was a force. Her high energy and quick mind were admired by all of us at the Discovery Shop. She brought her granddaughter to the shop during the summer and the bond between them was undeniable. I loved her sense of humor and envied her great hair! We will miss her.

  • Georgina Schaff says:

    Sofia was our next door neighbor in Seattle when we began Motherhood together. Kelley and Wendy were born a month apart and it was so much fun to watch them grow up together and we remained friends for many years. Dave and Sofia and family will always remain in our hearts. Rest in peace my dear friend and our thoughts and prayers are with the family on the loss of such a great person.

  • Mary Fetter says:

    She was my big sister and my best friend. Even though the miles separated us we were very close. I miss our almost daily phone calls just to check in or have a serious discussion. Sofia was always the adventurer in our family and left home barely out of her teens. She always made time to come visit family. The last time we saw each other was 2019 for the Thompson reunion. I’m so glad she made that trip! I miss her everyday, and can’t really grasp that she is gone. It’s so hard to say goodbye! Love and miss her so much.

  • Linda Marshall says:

    Very few times in life do you meet a truly wonderful friend that always has an ear to listen and a way of making life easier. We laughed, we cried and went on.
    We shared many things in common: marriage, kids, and Ford! She was always a wonderful friend that will be
    missed. God has a new angel.

  • Eric Bartrand says:

    I just learned of Sophie’s passing last week. Many condolences and good wishes toward Dave, Kelly, and Kristin. Sophie was dignified, uplifting, and fun. I had the privilege of knowing her well over the span of two decades. Seems like she left behind her legacy in two solid, bright daughters and sturdy grand kids.

    Well done, Sophia! You made the World better. Godspeed.

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