Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Comments from her obituary

April 08, 2011
Sue was just a one-in-a-million kind of person... She was kind and caring and always had time for you. I was blessed to have worked with her...
April 08, 2011
Sue was the most caring, nuturing human being I ever had the honor of working with. She looked out for her people and understood how to administer "tough love" when she needed to. She always spoke of her children out of care and concern for their well-being, and expressed such joy sharing news of their achievements. I will always carry my admiration and appreciation for Sue with me wherever I go in life. She had that kind of impact on so many of us.
April 08, 2011
I will always remember walking the streets of Ankara, Turkey, going to the top of the Eiffel Tower, the subway in London and the train ride in Germany, swimming the the Carribean and gaming in Las Vegas with Sue. She was a great friend to work with and travel with. She will always be with me on my adventures. To Roni, Nick and Robbie my door is always open and the light will be on for all of you anytime. Judy McClurkan
April 07, 2011
I am so sorry to learn of the loss of Sue. She was one of the nicest people I have ever known. Please accept my deepest sympathy and know that you and family are lifted in prayer.
April 06, 2011
Sue was a lovely lady and will be missed.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 06, 2011
Robbie, Roni, & Nick - The first time I met your mother, it was evident she had instilled her spirit in all of her children. She was so welcoming and I felt like I had known her all of my life. I know there are no words to ease the sorrow felt, but rest assured, she is with the angels keeping a watchful eye on all those she loved.
April 06, 2011
Sue’s Family - The news of your loss spread quickly among those of us who had worked with Sue over the years. We were all blessed to have been in her company. Her genuineness, charm, gentleness, grace were all infectious and made a lasting impression on all of us. We will miss her, but our memories of her will always be vivid for us, and we pray that your memories of her will keep her alive for you. Our prayer for all of you is that God's enduring faithfulness and the love of your friends and family will sustain you in all the days to come. The memories of your mother's love for you will sustain and comfort you until the day you all are reunited. Terry & Cindy Gentry
April 06, 2011
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
April 06, 2011
Robbie, Roni and Nick - from PYA to Wayside, Boswell - our lives have been inter-mingled with yours. Your Mom was a Mom to all the kids, her smile was a ray of sunshine. She will be missed by everyone who had the opportunity to know her. There are no words that will take again your pain, but you can honor your Mom through the memories.
April 06, 2011
To Robbie, Roni, and Nick, Jennifer, and Heath and to Sue's five precious grandchildren, my heart aches for the loss of your beloved mother and Mama Sue. My prayer is that God's enduring faithfulness and the love of your friends and family will sustain you in all the days to come. The memories of your mother's love for you will comfort you until the day when you will all be reunited.
April 06, 2011
Sue, it's hard to believe you are gone. I have fond memories of our time at work as we tried to solve the cert problems of the LM Aero world. Our evenings spent together during your tour in Palmdale were wonderful memories also. You were a great friend to so many.

May you rest in peace my dear friend and may God support your family in the days to come.
April 06, 2011
Our Families met on the SYA Tee Ball Fields and grew together through the years. Our Children Grew up together and are still friends. We learned so much from you and have alwaysmarveled at your kind, gentle and Loving ways. Sue, our world will be a little sadder without you in it, But we will rejoice in knowing that you are in the arms of God. I can only imagine how heart broken Robbie, Roni and Nick are at this moment. May they find comfort in all the wonderful memories that you leave them....God Bless You Sue and Rest in Peace.
April 06, 2011
Sue you will be deeply missed. I am just glad I had a chance to know a person as wonderful as you. I have wonderful memories of you from my childhood. You were like a second mother to me and I will miss you dearly. Rest in Peace Mama Sue.
April 06, 2011
Not all of our life together turned out as we dreamed, but 3 wonderful children exceeded our fondest desires and you played a large role in that.

My memories are of a loving wife, caring mother, skilled teacher, and a woman dedicated to family, friends, and community.
In Loving Memory
April 06, 2011
To Sue's Family: Please accept my sincere sympathy at Sue's passing. She loved her family so much, as I'm sure you did her. My heart breaks for each of you. Through your sorrow, may you be comforted by knowing that she is in the arms of God. The many sweet memories of times shared will be precious to you and will aid you during this difficult time. You'll remain in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.
April 06, 2011
The news of your loss spread quickly among those of us that had worked with Sue over the years. She was the best person when a problem needed a solution; and add to the mix her friendliness and willingness to go the extra mile and you had Sue. I will miss her, but my memories of her will keep her alive for me, and I hope that your memories of her will keep her alive for you.
April 06, 2011
Sue I'm still in shock and can't believe you have actually left us. My heart aches for Sandra, Roni, Robbie and Nick because I know the feeling of their loss. You were the best friend anyone could ever ask for and you are missed greatly.
April 06, 2011
God looked around his garden
and saw an empty place.
He then looked down on earth,
and saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be a beautiful place,
He only takes the best.

He knew that you would never
get well on earth again.
He saw the road getting rough
and the hills hard to climb,
So he closed your weary eyes
and whispered "Peace Be Thine"

It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you're not going alone,
for part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

If tears could build a stairway
and heartaches could make a lane,
we'd walk a path to Heaven
and bring your home again.

I wish I could have had one more chance to tell you how much I loved you and how much I treasured your love,support and most important of all, your friendship. I'm thankful I was able to talk to you and hear your laugh, one last time before you were called home. You were a true blessing and the memories of all the fun we had will help ease the pain. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of your family. No words can mend the heartache but know there are those who care and share your loss. May you find strength in God's love and the love of your family and friends.
April 06, 2011
Praying for your family. Sue was much loved and will be sadly missed. She was a great person but most of all a great Mom and Grandmother. She loved you all dearly.
April 06, 2011
Sue, I can't believe your gone and I will miss you so very much.
Sandra, Roni, Robbie, and Nick; my heart aches for you because I know how very much you loved Sue and how close your whole family has always been. I'm praying for you all to have the strength to make it through these difficult days.

Read more:

Mama Sue Comes Through

Mama Sue was a was a wonderful mother that would do anything for her children.  I'd like to share one such instance.  Roni had just had Logan 6 weeks prior to our wedding and with Caden only two it was a handful to say the least.  When Heath wasn't able to come with Roni Mama Sue volunteered to come with her for the weekend and care for the boys so Roni could enjoy all the festivities and be a bridesmaid.  It was just like her to step right up and help out.  I am ever grateful for her helping out and am so thankful that she was able to come and enjoy our wedding as well.  This was the last time I got to see her and am so thankful I had that, although it was 5 years ago. 

I'll never forget the story Roni told about their check-in to the motel.  The Ranch Motel in Mathis was the only really close option for a room and the rooms weren't all that bad so that is where we had people stay the first night.  The place had been bought by muslims and when Roni and her mom arrived the men were praying on their magic carpet and wouldn't check them in until they were done.  Mama Sue, looked at Roni and exclaimed, "RONI, WE DO NOT HAVE TO STAY HERE!"  I still laugh, she was just like a mother hen taking care of her kiddos.  The motel ended up being just fine, but the ownership provided less than desireable service for a group that had most of their place rented for the weekend! 

Mama Sue, thanks for raising such a great girl and always helping out when the time came.  I know you are greatly missed here on Earth, but I also know you are smiling down proudly from heaven at the legacy and memories you left behind.  We will all be so happy to share funny stories again in heaven.

Elaine Bowen (College Friend and Roomate of Roni)

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Letter of Remembrance, read at her funeral

Mama Sue
On Sunday April 3, 2011 the world lost an amazing woman but Heaven received an even more amazing soul. 
My mom is the strongest most loving person I have ever met.  She loves with all of her heart, no holding back.  She can cry at the drop of a hat and she is as feisty as they come.  Very set in her simple ways but always has a giving heart.  Known by most as a Best Friend and more importantly Mama Sue…Your grandchildren are so blessed to have known you for even a short time.
Sandra, her sister, always by her side, no matter who came and went there was no question the other would always be there.  Jack, her baby brother, who she adored inside and out.  Don’t be sad, she is with Mama & Daddy and they are dancing in heaven together again.
Robbie, her first born, a fighter from the start.  She always knew you would make her proud and be the Man that you have become.  Thank you for making her laugh and being her shining star.  When you went away to the Army she was the proudest I’ve ever seen.  And when you went to work at Lockheed, the three years she was able to spend with you were a gift from God to both of you.   She relied on you as the man of the house, and you did her proud.    I know she was so relieved yesterday when my car battery died and you were there to rescue me.  You are mom’s Hero.
Nick, her baby, her favorite companion and the light of her life.  Nick, she always knew you’d be the anchor of the family after she was have the most important life events still to come and she will be smiling from above so happy to see the Man that you’ve become.  Mom was so proud you chose to attend Tarleton State University, her Alma Mater.  Nick, she adored the days she spent just you and her alone in a room, without a word needing to be said.  The respect that you two have for one another is an amazing thing to see.
Lisa and Sheila, she loves you as daughters.  I know she is so happy you were with us in her final hours and is relying on you to take care of us all in the journey ahead.  She is so proud of you both.
A  Beloved mother in law who defied the title…Heath and Jen, she knows you will carry her kids through their grief and is thankful to have had you in her life.  She couldn’t have picked better parents to her grandchildren.  She loved when you called to tell her about your day or to discuss the latest Cowboys vs Texans score.  You made the last eight years of her life, that much more special.
To the rest of her family and her friends, too many to name, thank you for constantly supporting her through the ups and downs of her life.  She loves each and every one of you, and heartfelt thanks from her kids for giving so much to our mother throughout the years. 
Mom, I know how proud of me you are.  I will strive to be as good to my children and those around me as you have taught me to be through your actions.  You taught me the art of parenting is to parent each of your children to their specific personalities, never comparing one to the other and appreciating everyone’s unique self.  You are my very best friend, my anchor, my home.  My heart and soul aches to see you again someday. 
I know you want us to celebrate your life and when we are sad we will remember your funny quirks and sweet memories: your squeals of excitement during a football game, your infamous saying “Cool, Cool”, your Thanksgiving dressing and your AMAZING heart.
Goodbye and Thank you.   I Love You, Roni