Sophia Lucie Barton Sophia Lucie Barton, 13 of Litchfield Park, AZ died suddenly in a horseback riding accident in Hermosillo, SON Mexico on Monday October 9th, 2017. Sophia joins her beloved papa Michael David Barton, who preceded her in death in 2012. She is survived by her mother Lucy, and brother Miguel, as well as a large extended family with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, both in Minnesota and Mexico. Sophia shone brightly in the lives of her family in Minnesota, where she was born, and was the "estrella brillante" of her family in Mexico, where she died. Those in between in Arizona where she lived will carry the light of her memory in their hearts for the remainder of their lives. Sophia was a student in the eighth grade at Trivium Prep Academy in Goodyear AZ and had previously attended L. Thomas Heck in Litchfield Park. She loved to dance, was an avid photographer, and had recently started music lessons in piano and voice. She was a gifted artist in so many ways, but her greatest gift was that of generosity and caring about others. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, October 20th at 3 PM at Desert Springs Community Church, 14440 W Indian School Rd. Goodyear, AZ 85395.
Published on  December 11, 2017