Sue was the epitome of beauty, both inside and out. Her warm smile could light up a room, and her radiant spirit drew people in like a gentle embrace. It seemed as though she possessed an eternal wellspring of love, radiating joy and optimism even in the darkest of times. She had an uncanny ability to see the silver lining in every situation and somehow always offered solutions at the peak of any of our seemingly huge life problems, as simple as surgically stitching an incision on a beloved stuffed animal to patiently supporting our literature development. She put an end to any childhood worry, lending a piece of tape for a project, or a simple bandaid for an atrocious tricycle wipeout.
She was not only a true friend but a grandmother who held a special place in our hearts. Whenever life’s challenges overwhelmed any of us, Sue was there with open arms and a listening ear. Her sage advice and unwavering support provided us with the strength and courage to navigate through the ups and downs of life. Whether it was a shoulder to lean on during difficult times or a smile to brighten someone’s day, Sue’s genuine empathy and understanding knew no bounds.
Her unwavering love for nature was evident in everything she did. We will forever cherish the memory of learning how to live a more sustainable life. Days spent in the garden planting tomatoes from seedlings, fixing up a greywater washing machine that would provide irrigation for the garden all summer long, and going to the plant nursery and picking out extravagant seasonal favorites like the grape kiwi, the undiscovered asian pear, or the watermelon that almost was.
Family gatherings at Red Butte Garden where Sue would become our wilderness guide exposing us to the natural fruit of nature, (not always as edible as claimed) while recounting her most interesting childhood tales. Family dinners where she introduced us to the concept of a salad and brought out our competitive side with the traditional cutie peeling races where all times she managed to bring us together and created cherished moments of joy and laughter.
Sue’s legacy will continue to live on within us. Her strong will and vivacious humor will forever inspire us. She taught us the value of kindness, empathy, and the importance of cherishing everything and everyone.
Though we must now bid farewell to our beloved Sue, we find solace in knowing that her spirit will forever remain with us. As we navigate life’s challenges without her physical presence, we will carry her memory in our hearts, drawing strength in the love she bestowed upon us. Her vibrant spirit and the lessons she imparted will guide us, reminding us to face each day with the same unwavering grace and kindness that defined her remarkable life.
In her honor, let us celebrate the beautiful soul that Sue was and the indelible mark she left on our lives. May she rest in eternal peace, knowing that she was truly cherished, and that her love will continue to shine brightly through the lives of those she touched. Forever missed, forever loved, forever in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to https://www.crossroadsurbancenter.org/donate.htmlService Information
June 22, 2023 at 1:30PM
Memorial Holladay Cemetery, 4900 South Memory Lane (1990 East), Holladay, Utah 84117