Suzette Anderson Lopez was born in Lovell Wyoming, November 3, 1955 to Marion and Waneta Anderson. She was the sixth child of ten brothers and sister. She grew up in Lovell and Cowley. She and her friends would walk from Lovell to Cowley and back for something to do. A little known favorite for Susie was corn nuts.
Suzette loved gardening. She had a green thumb and grew the prettiest flowers you have ever seen. She knew their names and it was a big deal to her. She enjoyed canning her vegetables, and was a very good cook. She shared her recipes with friends and shared her wonderful Mexican cooking. She excelled as a homemaker where she loved to paint, decorate the room, and fill it with a variety of plants. She had a knack for growing African violets. Suzette loved to show her friends and family the changes she made and how nice it turned out. She loved her porcelain dolls and included them in her decorating. She loved crafts and especially painting murals. One time, she acquired some free kitchen cupboards. She painted them white and decorated her kitchen in black and white cows. She was so proud.
Suzette loved to get out of doors and go fishing. She made it clear that cleaning the fish was Louie’s job but she loved being there. She liked to have fun. Every fall Suzette drove beet truck for the farm and earned some extra cash.
Suzette and Louie were married 44 years ago this month of February. She met Louie while he was dragging main in Lovell . He was driving a Plymouth roadrunner and she kept waving as he drove by. Come to find out, she thought he was his brother Robert. They got acquainted and after Louie proposed, he asked her Dads permission to marry Susie. He was so nervous. To make it worse, her Dad then told him to go ask her Mother Waneta, who was in the kitchen. So, he married Susie. Suzie had a son Stacy and daughter Katherine. She also helped raise her granddaughter Aspen. They were very close. Stacy died 13 years ago. This was a very trying time for Susie. At this time I came back into her life on a weekly basis for a time.
Several years ago Katherine and her children stayed with Susie and Louie for six weeks. Logan just loved Susie and had so much fun. He thought she was so funny.
Susie will be missed very much by her friends and family and especially her husband Louie. Susie loved Louie very much. She was loyal to him. He was her life.
I first met Susie as I was leaving Blairs Market when she came running after me. She wanted a recipe book that had recently been published by our Relief society. We became acquainted in the process and began a friendship lasting 18 years. I knew Susie when she was full of energy and loved doing so many things. She cooked, fixed up the house, painted, decorated, planted, and shared. She made sure to remember me at Christmas. One year she made me her enchiladas. She made sure to keep ahead of me in gifts and sharing. This was Susie….generous, kind, and loving those around her. I witnessed her decline in health over the last several years that made it hard for her to get out of the house. She loved a drive into town for a sandwich and a real treat was going to Cody. The COVID brought isolation and challenges in every family. It was especially difficult for Susie because she could not get out and her health declined further. I regret that my contact with her was so limited the last year. She slipped away from me and all of us. It is our loss. I am comforted in knowing that her heart was so good and that loving Heavenly Parents and our Savior, Jesus Christ, welcomed her home. She is free of pain and sorrow and reunited with her son Stacey, her parents, and family members.
Love you Susie.
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