Susan Faye Otis, 68, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, peacefully passed away at her home on December 28, 2018 due to a long term battle with liver disease, she was surrounded by her loving family.
Susan was born on May 4, 1950 in Tonasket, WA, the daughter of Harley & Jeanette (McGowen) Olson. She was raised and attended school in Bellingham and Stanwood, graduating from Stanwood High School with the class of 1969.
On September 28, 1972 Susan was united in marriage to Wes Otis in Sedro-Woolley and they made their home in La Conner. Shortly after, the family moved to 20th Street in Mount Vernon where they lived for 10 years, then moved to Ovenell Lane in Burlington, residing there for 25 years, finally settling in Sedro-Woolley in 2017.
For several years Susan worked at several restaurants in Skagit County, the most prominent and memorable being the Galley 5. She made an impression on everyone she met and made many lifelong friends along the way.
Susan was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Having such a sparkly, kind and friendly personality, she drew people to her and many called her mom. She was a mother and friend to everyone, never having a bad thing to say and never holding a grudge.
Ma Sue enjoyed shopping, camping, playing cards, eating out, and let’s not forget Chinese food or the Casino. No matter how bad she felt over the last several years, if you mentioned Chinese food or the casino, it was a race to the car. Most of all, she just loved being surrounded by her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by so many.
Susan is survived by her husband of 46 years, Wes Otis; her 2 daughters, Sheila Otis, and Marlisa Otis and companion Lamar Jones all of Sedro-Woolley; her son, Marvin ”Greg” Otis and his wife Cheryl of Clear Lake; 6 grandchildren, D.J. Otis and fiancée Mckenzie Harrison, Hailey, and Alyssa Otis, Carson Lomsdalen and Zoey and Lexi Jones, and great-grandchild, Hadley Otis; 2 sisters, Patsy Morton (Guy) and Vonette Mourelatos (Nick); brother, John Olson (Renee); sister-in-law, Jan Sears; best friend, Bonnie Box and several close friends, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley, followed by a potluck fellowship at the Sedro-Woolley Eagles. Memorials in honor of Susan are suggested to Hospice of the Northwest, 227 Freeway Drive, Suite A, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.