More Obituaries for Susan Phelan
Looking for an obituary for a different person with this name?

Susan Ann Phelan

Obituary Condolences

Susan Ann Phelan Obituary

Susan Ann Phelan, 72, of Oroville, CA, passed away on February 17, 2015. Born on January 10, 1943, in Marysville, CA, Susan was a Yuba-Sutter and Butte County resident most of her life. She graduated from Marysville High School in 1961 and retired from the Appeal-Democrat in 1994, after almost 30 years of service, where she started as a teletype setter and moved her way up to become Executive Assistant to the Publisher.

Susan's greatest joys in life were spending time with her loving husband, Robert, and her family. She also enjoyed working in her yard, going for drives in the country, playing golf, spending time with friends, and doing crossword puzzles. Her ready smile, positive outlook, calming presence, and loving guidance will be truly missed.

She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Bishop; mother, Mary Bishop Dugan; and brother, Paul Bishop.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Robert Phelan; daughter, Leslie Cena (Gary) of Marysville, CA; granddaughter, Kelsey Cena of Orange, CA; stepson, Ronald Phelan of Truckee, CA; grandson, Casey Phelan of Truckee, CA; stepdaughter, Julie Teesdale (Stephen) of Marysville, CA; and grandson, Sam Teesdale.

Contributions can be made to the Oroville Rescue Mission Women and Children's Center, 4250 Lincoln Blvd., Oroville, CA, 95966.

An open house will be held to celebrate Susan's life on Sunday, March 1, 2015, from 1:00-3:00pm at the Phelan home, 200 La Mirada Ave., Oroville, CA 95966.

Send Condolences at

Published in Appeal Democrat from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2015
Read More
Give others a chance to express condolences. Not right now.