Sue graduated from R.L. Paschal High School and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Speech in 1967. She taught Hatha Yoga, Astrology and Creative Dance in the Continuing Education Department at T.C.U. in the 70's. She was a former Texas fashion model and was recognized as a stimulating and entertaining speaker at the renowned Green Valley Spa.
Sue was a well-known professional astrologer and presented her brand of astrology not as a belief system, but as life cycles. Her astrological practice made her a popular guest on television and radio shows as well as magazines and newspapers. Her clientele came from all over the country to seek her advice. She often said, “There are no bad charts, just bad interpretations.” The spiritual setting in St. George inspired her to write and publish, and she filled a lifelong dream of writing about the experiences of growing up in the Great Depression. Her book, The Magic Red Table, was published in the year 2000.
Sue was a go-getter and an organizer of projects and people, a Science of Mind Minister, a member and strong supporter of Toastmasters, and she thoroughly enjoyed her membership in The Betty Club, The Aquarius Club, and the local Astrology Club. While her children were growing up in Texas, she was the PTA President, involved in the Ladies Golf Association at the Colonial Country Club, and chaired and spearheaded all types of civic projects.
She decided that numbers and direction letters did not represent a very exciting address for the street where Norm lovingly built their home with his own hands, so she petitioned the City of St. George to rename the street “Grand View Drive,” which she felt was a more fitting description. It was while living on Grand View Drive that she was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and benefitted from the spiritual guidance, friendship, and care and assistance of her beloved neighbors, the members of the Green Valley 1st Ward, and especially the Relief Society who provided so much support for her and the family.
Sue is survived by her husband Norm, children Kendrick (Trudy) Rogers of St. George, UT, Jamie (Tim) Grubbs of Goodlettsville, TN, and Brenda Rogers of CA, 4 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 2 great, great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the gracious staff at the Beehive Assisted Living Center, Home-B, on Tonaquint Drive who so kindly and lovingly attended to Sue during the last four months of her life.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff, St. George, UT. Visitation will be at the Spilsbury Mortuary Tuesday, July 31, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and also Wednesday, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will take place in the Tonaquint Cemetery.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends are encouraged to sign her guest book at Spilsbury Mortuary