Susan Nelson Lewis went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 12, 2014. She passed peacefully at her home in the arms of her loving husband. She was 68.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on June 21 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center, 180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, Calif.,(530) 274 2463).
Susan was born on her mother’s birthday, Dec. 2, 1945, in the city of Orange, County of Orange, Calif., to James and Nadine Nelson.
Her father was in the military and the family lived in several states and Montreal. When she was 16, she moved in with her grandparents Pat and Opal Sutherland to attend Nevada Union High School, graduating in 1963.
She was united in marriage to Charles Wayne Lewis on Sept. 10, 1984. They were blessed to have 29 wonderful years together in Nevada County.
They spent their time sharing their love of the outdoors: camping, hiking, bicycling and kayaking. Together they visited Hawaii, Costa Rica, Belize, and for their 25th anniversary, Italy.
Susan found joy in many activities: Jazzercise, reading, crafting, home decorating, going to yard sales and above all spending time with her grandchildren.
She made friends easily and loved to open her home to them spending hours over elaborate meals, playing cards, and most of all sharing her life with others.
Professionally, she was a hairdresser for over 40 years, most of them spent in Nevada County. She had a loyal clientele that she thought of as close friends. She attended the Unity Spiritual Center and had spent many years as a volunteer and helping the homeless.
She is survived by her husband Charles Wayne Lewis; son Todd (Erica) Wylie of Colleyville, Texas; stepsons Todd (Yvette) Lewis of Cameron Park, Calif., Chris (Michelle) Lewis of Penn Valley; brother Steven (Karen) Nelson of Nevada City; sister Judy (David) Swartzendruber of Grass Valley; as well as two grandsons and four step-granddaughters.
She is preceded in death by her father, James William Nelson, and her mother, Sylvia Nadine Nelson.
Susan was a woman whose strong faith was evident through her honesty, grace toward others, and dedication to all she held dear. She was taken much too soon and will be dearly missed.
Services are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.