With great sadness, the family of Susan Lynn San Nicolas would like to announce that she passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017, at the age of 61. After fighting a courageous 2.5-year battle with lung cancer, she died at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, CA. Susan is lovingly remembered by Rene, her husband of 41 years; her children Gretchen, Alicia, Christa, Monica, Jeffery, and Laura; her 14 grandchildren; her mother, Mary Engholm, and her siblings Debra, Linda, and Robert.
Susan was a fun, intelligent, and creative spirit who brought joy to those around her. Her incredible care and dedication were evident in everything she did, including homeschooling her six children, volunteering at the Lompoc animal shelter, and devoting years to Girl Scouts. She was fond of nature and always enjoyed camping and gardening. She was an extremely gifted artist, musician and an excellent seamstress, playing many instruments and running her own historical clothing and embroidery business. We will cherish the loving ways she touched our lives, and she will be dearly missed.
A service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 10:00 am at North Avenue Baptist Church.