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Susan, our angel, went to be with her heavenly Father on Saturday, March 26, 2016, surrounded by her family, after an eight-year courageous battle with cancer. Originally from Oklahoma, she was born March 31, 1958 to the late Ronald Saum of San Jacinto, Calif., and Marilyn Culbreath of Edmond, Okla.
She graduated from Moore High School in 1976 and worked many years in the banking industry before relocating to Mountain View, Calif., where she met and married the love of her life, Jeff Crothers. Passionate about her job, Susan spent the next 18 years working for the California Society of CPAs and retired in 2015 due to her illness.
She had a passion for travelling with family and friends and was known as the "travel planner" for family vacations.
She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend who was loved by many who knew her. She was full of life and had a ready smile for anyone she encountered.
She leaves behind her husband, Jeff Crothers, of Mountain View, Calif., daughter, Shannah Lamb, of Mountain View, Calif., mother, Marilyn Culbreath, of Edmond; sister and brother-in-law, Tracey and Hank Varacchi of Edmond; nephew, Brian Varacchi and wife, Colby Varacchi, of Oklahoma City; nephew Milton Munro and wife, Morgan Munro of Blanchard, Okla., niece, Lindsey Varacchi Montgomery and husband, John Montgomery, Edmond; two aunts, Pattie Edelen and husband, Jimmy Edelen, of Oklahoma City, and Marie Terry of Edmond; and several cousins, great nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Oma Dozier; father, Ronald Saum; sister, Kelly Lynn Day and stepfather, Roy H. Culbreath.
Our Susan lived well, laughed often and loved much. She will be missed eternally.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 1, 2016.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Matthews Funeral Home. interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Full obituary is posted at www.matthewsfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 30, 2016
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