Susan Beth (Anderson) SewellAugust 7, 1947 – October 3, 2004 | PostIndependent.com
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Susan Beth (Anderson) SewellAugust 7, 1947 – October 3, 2004

Lifetime Roaring Fork Valley resident Suzi Sewell passed away at her home on the Sewell Ranch of natural causes on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004.Suzi was born in Aspen at the Pitkin County Hospital on Red Mountain Aug. 7, 1947, to Wayne and Virgene Anderson. She grew up in Basalt and was active in sports and student government in the Basalt school.Suzi and Bob Sewell married at the Basalt Methodist Church on Nov. 25, 1967. Bob preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 1997.The Sewells had two sons, Jason Robert and Alexander Todd. Both sons and Jason’s wife, Jayme Marie Sewell, survive. Suzi was an avid sportswoman well known for her love of visiting Lake Powell, boating, skiing, scuba diving, hiking, camping, and just spending time enjoying the outdoors. The day before she passed away, Suzi bundled herself up and drove her wheelchair up to Sewell Mesa to appreciate the fall colors and the early snow on Mount Sopris, and to collect mushrooms.She will be remembered as a philanthropist who gave her time and resources to numerous community causes. Her participation in Potato Day preparation was renowned, and her work to assure the success of the Colorado 500 helped make it a success. She loved the Valley and her community with a passion, and it showed. Who could forget her radiant smile and beautiful blue eyes?A celebration of the life of Suzi will be held on the deck of the Sewell Ranch House at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8. As is the custom of “old valley” residents, please bring a potluck dish. Suzi liked easy-to-serve, convenient-to-eat finger food. Please also bring memories and stories of Suzi and her life’s journey to share.In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: UCI Foundation – Tania Cusack, Admin, The Reeve-Irvine Research Center, University of California-Irvine, 2107 GNRF, Irvine, CA 92697-4292 or contribute online at tcusack@uci.edu. Suzi would love to know that she helped support breakthroughs in spinal cord research to help fellow victims of spinal cord injury.In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: UCI Foundation – Tania Cusack, Admin, The Reeve-Irvine Research Center, University of California-Irvine, 2107 GNRF, Irvine, CA 92697-4292 or contribute online at tcusack@uci.edu. Suzi would love to know that she helped support breakthroughs in spinal cord research to help fellow victims of spinal cord injury.


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