Susan Smith Williams (June 15, 1943 — November 7, 2016)
Susan Smith Williams passed away peacefully on Nov. 7, 2016.
She is survived by her devoted daughter, Stacy Davis, and husband Ted Davis of Basalt, Colorado; granddaughter Susan “Susey” Davis of Washington, D.C.; and grandson Thomas “Tommy” Davis of Denver, Colorado. She is also survived by her sisters, Sandra Olivas of Albany, Kathy (Mark) Noakes of Albany, Anna (Larry) Whitehurst of Newport, Elizabeth (Joe) Thompson of Junction City, Raymond Smith of Tangent and Robert Smith of Albany; and many nieces and nephews.
Susan “Sue” was born June 15, 1943, in Corvallis to Ruth and Raymond Smith. After Ruth’s passing, Raymond would remarry to Mary May O’Brien in 1947. Sue spent many years in the Willamette Valley as an impressive business woman working for Southland Corporation. Sue and her daughter Stacy successfully franchised a store in Eugene on River Road and in Bend. It was quite the family affair. Friends, family and her future son-in-law, Ted, would all work together and provide outstanding service and that kept the customers coming back. Sue always had a smile when greeting customers. She was very “hands on” and taught the workers the importance of excellent customer service.
Sue loved listening to Elvis and country music, dancing, and spending time with family. Sue had the wonderful opportunity to retire and move close to her daughter and her family in Colorado, She was blessed to be able to travel and spend time with family. Stacy, Ted, Susey and Tommy brought so much happiness and love into Sue’s life.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Raymond Smith, and Mary Smith; two brothers, James and Richard O’Brien; and sisters Jacqueline O’Brien and Regina Quercia.
Sue’s beautiful smile and laugh will be missed.
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