On April 22, 2016, Susan Kay (Wells) Barrow became fully aware of the Heavenly reality when her soul and spirit separated from her body. It was a premature departure, for sure and supremely our loss. Susan was born in Portland, Ore. on September 25,
1953, but grew up in Salem, Ore. She graduated from S. Salem H.S. in 1971, where her Mother, Alma Wells, was a Home Economics teacher. She enjoyed running in college, and she would pass “Pre” in the Pioneer Cemetery at the U of O. Before graduating she married her first husband and they entered the Air Force together, where she served as an X-ray Tech.
After the Air Force she graduated from Sac State University in Graphic Design and spent years at that field as well as a Technical Writer for such companies as Magazine publishers and High Tech Computer firms.
A second marriage in 1992 to Jeff Barrow found them in Folsom, Calif., where she worked for Island Pacific. Traveling to their convention in Las Vegas in 2004, hating flying, she drove there on Hwy 95 in Nevada. Back at work she told a supervisor about a “cute little town” she passed through. He asked which one? “Mina.” “Oh”, he said. “I grew up there”. Exploring this connection led to rehabbing an old RR house in Mina to live in and collecting other properties.
She worked in her field for the Hawthorne Army depot for three years, then continued her talents in her own business and passions for sewing, crochet and knitting, creation of a line of spiritual greeting cards, as well as studies in original scriptural languages and the subject of Universal energy. She also volunteered and had many friends in Mineral County. Susan’s main passion was rescuing cats and being an advocate for animal welfare, and made many friends through such activities.
She leaves behind her mother Alma Wells, 97, her sister Nancy and family, brother Tom and family, numerous relatives, as well as husband Jeff Barrow, his four sons and their families and many friends world wide.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Mina Senior Center on May 14, 2016 at 1 p.m.
She is, and will be, sorely missed by all. “The cats and I miss you terribly! See you again in a few years, Sweetie!”