Foresthill, CA - Sue Anderson, as she was known to most, passed away peacefully at home on January 6, 2021 after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia.
Her life was the very definition of “full”. She was born on October 28, 1944, grew up in Los Angeles, CA, and started her own family at a young age: marrying at age 16 and finishing high school from home. She had an energy for life and it seemed as if she could do anything. She raised three children, along with horses, chickens, goats, and a healthy garden, while running her own business, “Sue’s Sewing Shop,” in Agua Dulce, CA, where she did custom tailoring and alterations. She made costumes for some celebrities, including Montie and Ellie Montana, in addition to keeping her children and the local community in well-fitting clothes. She is revered for the blankies she made for her grandchildren that they have kept discreetly hidden under their pillows well into adulthood.
Sue relocated to Pequot Lakes, MN, before settling in the Auburn, CA, area. She was a businesswoman at heart and taught her children to be entrepreneurs, telling them that they could achieve anything they put their minds to if they worked hard enough. She went back to school in her late 40s and completed her Associate’s degree at Sierra College. She was an administrator for Edward Jones from 1996 to 1999 and then worked to achieve licensing to become a Financial Advisor, where she loved serving her clients, community, and many friends until her retirement in 2015.
In addition to working so hard for her clients, Sue volunteered her time, energy and resources very generously. She loved her Soroptomist sisters and served on the board of the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation for many years in support of their mission to provide quality healthcare to the Auburn community. She did all of this while faithfully making the time to read to her mother-in-law at a care facility every week for years.
An avid traveller, Sue tried to see as much of the world as she could. She loved to share her experiences with her family, taking them with her to places like Hawaii, Italy, Thailand, Jordan, and South Africa, which were just a few of her favorite jaunts. She was never one to sit still for long. She was the cool grandma: the one with the horses and the fast car. The grandkids called her "Grandma Zoom”.
Sue is survived by her husband, Kenneth Cosmo; her 3 children: Sandra Lee Cromwell, Robyn Lynn Jensen, and Avery Erik Anderson; 7 grandchildren: Leah Cromwell, Johnathan Cromwell, Erin Madonna, James McGall, Grace Jensen, Mariah Anderson and Mason Anderson and by numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she adored.
Due to Covid19, no services will be held at this time. A memorial service will be arranged at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the following:
Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation
PO Box 160045,
Sacramento, CA 95816
Lewy Body Dementia Association
912 Killian Hill Road, S.W.
Lilburn, GA 30047