Susan Marie Ross passed away at her home in Friday Harbor on Nov. 9, with her son Nathan at her side.
Susan was born in Clinton, Iowa to Melvin and Jeanette Ross on Nov. 4, 1957. She moved to California when she was less than a year old.
She grew up in Vacaville, Calif. and graduated from Vacaville High School. A few years later she married her husband, Don, and moved to Oregon and then on to Washington state.
She divorced and had her son, Nathan Ross, while living in Olympia.
She went back to school and graduated as a doctor’s assistant from St. Martin’s College in Olympia. Seventeen years ago she moved to Friday Harbor, setting up her own business managing and cleaning homes on San Juan Island, called Harmony Homes.
Susan is the youngest of five sisters. She helped a lot of people here on the island and was president of the American Legion Auxiliary for several years.
Susan is survived by her parents, Arnold and Jeanette Fadley, son Nathan Ross, and sisters Michele Delorenzi, Sherry Couey, Janice Ross and Patty Gaylard.
She always had a smile and was loved by all. A celebration of life will be held in the spring.
— Family of Susan Ross